Photo: Marged Pendrell in Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales

Marged Pendrell

Artist, Maker, Lecturer / academic

Most of the concepts I explore in my work arise from life experiences. I am particularly interested in 'journeys' - inner and outer, personal and universal. My initial working process is intuitive and often involves physical interaction with the landscape. I research widely, exploring all possible connections and reduce the idea it to its essentials. There are many threads to my work. The work is installation based and combines mixed media. I am interested in materials and their ability to convey specific meanings and emotions. The primary influences on my work come from relationship to 'place'. I am interested in ancient cultures that have a close relationship with the land and their particular landscape, and how they survive in our modern world. There are many artists who have been influential throughout my career. My initial influences were the Land/Environmental artists e.g. Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, the way they physically and spiritually connected to wild remote landscape. Eva Hesse and Guiseppe Pennone have also been of particular influence for their brave manipulation of materials. With the increased political nature of my own work, I have become increasingly drawn to the work of Joseph Beuys and Doris Salcedo. Career path My working practice covers three areas:- Exhibiting artist nationally/internationally Arts Educator - Currently Fine Art Tutor-BA Hons Degree - University of Wales Bangor Previous experience – schools /gallery workshops/ summer schools/artist-led adult courses. Residencies- national/international. read full statement

Location Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales
Activities Lecturing, Practice-based research, Residencies, Collecting
Artforms / type of project Book Works, Installation, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Sculpture
Tags walking, land, collecting , found objects, natural pigments, boats, textiles, mountains, earth, peat, conceptual, collaborative,
Website http://www.creativeartsretreat.co.uk