Peak Vision Arts is a group of artists living and working in and around the town of Chapel-en-le-Frith, in the High Peak, Derbyshire. The group was formed four years ago with the aim to create and support art activity in the local area. There are six versatile members creating 2D and 3D art all inspired by the natural beauty of the High Peak.
Julia Brownsword is a mixed media artist and takes the inspiration for her work from a passion ignited by the Peak District landscape in which she runs and cycles. This feeling of well-being drives her creativity to draw, paint and stitch, embedding the emotional links she feels as she journeys through the landscape. She composes 2D images of her journeys capturing the landscape by using an eclectic mix of textiles, paper, paint and stitchery and with computer technology designs fabric to make various 3D products.
Jan Hoyle is a felt artist who draws her inspiration from the local landscape of the Peak District. She uses fibre as an expressive art form and is particularly interested in the blending and layering of coloured fibres to suggest light, form and texture in her work. The process she uses is wet felting with needle felting and stitch to enhance aspects of the pieces. Merino wool is the primary material with other fibres and fabric added to create different effects in her work.
Ingrid Katarina Karlsson is known as a narrative artist telling stories through mixed media art, with subject matter inspired by memories, experiences, words, places and journeys. Favoured techniques create rich, colourful, textures using mono printing on paper in crystalline watercolour, layering, machine stitching and the usage of words. She works and lives in Derbyshire since almost 20 years, influenced by the fascinating landscapes around her.
Beverley O’Donoghue, a contemporary landscape painter working in acrylics and oils creating unique paintings which are inspired by the ever changing skies and the rugged terrain of the Peak District where she lives and frequently walks. Her passion for colour is hugely influenced by the majestic mountains set within the rich seasonal landscapes and the fleeting and atmospheric conditions of light within the Scottish Highlands where she visits yearly.
Louise Neilson, The Peak Potter, is inspired by naturally created patterns and textures and how these can be interpreted into a ceramic form. Specialising in hand building techniques, Louise creates bespoke ceramics influenced by the beauty and changing landscape of the Peak District where she lives.
Margaret Steeden, textile artist, combines her love of nature, gardening and textiles when she contact prints original fabric and paper. There is no ink, paint or dye used when she encourages chemicals and tannins in leaves and flowers to give up their magic and leave their unique fingerprints on the substrate. These botanical prints are then used to make a variety of both 2D and 3D goods ranging from scarves, covered sketch and notebooks, pouches, bags, cushions, cards and pictures some of which are embellished with hand embroidery.