Fine Art from Snowdonia
Originally from Cwm Gwendraeth, Carmarthenshire, Marged Pendrell has lived and worked in Snowdonia for the last 35 years. Her work is rooted in her experience of this place; influenced by rich cultural and geological histories combined with personal narratives and the physicality of the land itself.
Her creative process is intuitive; it involves walking and collecting natural and found objects both as inspiration and to use within her work. Trained in Fine Art Sculpture at Loughborough College of Art and Design, Marged is an Artist interested in making – her choice of material often chosen due to its ability to convey a specific meaning.
Marged’s wild boats were conceived as part of a large flotilla, first exhibited in the Mostyn gallery, Llandudno. The Croesor and Rhyd valleys where Marged now lives are rich in natural resources, which were once exported to all corners of the globe. Drawing on this rich industrial heritage, Marged has become fascinated by the materials of lead, copper and slate as well as the vessels used to transport them by river and by sea. As with most of Marged’s work, the wild boats are connected intrinsically to this specific place, but the associated ideas and themes resonate with cultures around the world. Each vessel is a unique piece of art.