Living in the heart of the Peak District National Park, I am inspired by the landscapes surrounding me. Whilst the natural beauty of the area may be obvious to many, I am also influenced by the impact of humanity and my images often draw on industrial and agricultural features.
My fine art works are hand stitched, predominantly using locally sourced, hand dyed wool. Using a free hand technique I “paint with thread and yarn”. Whilst walking the paths and trails of the Peak District I see, hear, smell and feel everything which make the area so unique; communicating my experience through the colour, texture and imagery of my work.
Recently my work has been influenced by the impact on mental health of lockdown, home schooling and the covid pandemic in general. I have been working in minature and developed more abstract themes, both of which will be on display during Derbyshire Open Arts.
I exhibit my work locally and nationally and have been featured on Instagram by Tate Britain. I am a member of Peak District Artisans and The Society for Embroidered Work, with whom I recently exhibited as part of Rome Art Week, Oct 2021.
Cognissart – Fine art in stitch