Mardie Rees is an award-winning figurative sculptor. An artist steeped in tradition, she uses handcrafted wooden tools to shape clay into living beings cast in bronze. Her work calls attention to the human form and core emotions. A mix of classical practice and contemporary craft makes her art come alive. Mardie lives in Gig Harbor, Washington, with her husband, Jeremy Broderick, and their three children, Jasmine, Adam, and Desiree.
Mardie Rees (b. 1980) is a fine artist and figurative sculptor who grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Born into a creative family, her childhood was spent building houses, sewing garments, drawing pictures, and visiting museums. When she was a teenager her family moved to Ecuador to facilitate community building. The years spent in a dangerous and developing country were often punctuated by trauma. Artistic expression became a quest, a way for her to handle the rapid loss of childlike innocence. Mardie’s immersion into Latin American color and culture broadened her worldview and set her on a path to be an artist for life.
She earned her BFA from Laguna College of Art and Design in 2003. In the years that have followed, Mardie has created life-size bronze sculptures for museums, hospitals, schools, and collectors. She is a regular faculty member at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.
Mardie has won accolades for her emotive sculpture, one of which currently resides inside the walls of the Pentagon. Her work has been recognized and awarded by Portrait Society of America, Art Renewal Center, National Sculpture Society, Allied Artists of America, and the Marine Heritage Foundation. Her delight in all people and their stories is the lens through which she captures relationships and the human condition in her artwork.
Mardie lives in Gig Harbor, Washington, with her husband, Jeremy Broderick, and their three children.
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Jeremy Broderick is our in-house architect. He grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts where he discovered his love of the arts and sciences as well as the beauty of our natural and built environments. After achieving his bachelors of Architecture from Roger Williams University, he managed and operated a design-build firm with several of his colleagues in New England. Jeremy employs his skills in architecture, construction, and entrepreneurship at Mardie Rees Artist to facilitate larger projects and to help introduce more sculpture to the world.
When not busy assisting in sculpture, Jeremy manages Broderick Design-Build. A full service residential design and construction firm in Gig Harbor. Jeremy loves spending time outdoors, woodworking, and living life with his wife, Mardie and three wonderful children.