Russian artist Vera Shimunia creates outstanding embroidered landscapes. She captures the illusion of painted panoramas with sophisticated needlework, portraying sunsets reflecting off of water, fields of flowers disappearing into the horizon, and lifelike storm clouds over distant rain.
Since 2015, the imaginative artist has been making brightly colored landscape embroidery that is truly second to none. The artist, who lives in St. Petersburg, explained that she imagines the needle as a brush. Her impressive mountain landscapes, sunrises and sunsets as well as the sky are made on palm-sized hoops with a variety of vibrantly colored threads. Her painterly embroidery designs are pieces of landscape art, expertly stitched.
Using vibrant blues, fancyful pinks and rich purples, each piece transports one to a world Shimunia has created, inspired by nature and music. The elaborate detailing depending on the difficulty takes anywhere from three days to a month, “I am thinking about future embroidery, I am preparing the necessary materials. “Sometimes the picture in my head does not coincide with what I made, then I cut off treads and try again,” Shimunia notes.
Using various stitches, Shimunia manages to capture the vibrant beauty of nature. Lazy daisy flowers and french knot buds fill embroidered meadows, and the colors of mountains, fields, and seascapes blend together like oil on canvas. One of the most impressive features of Shimunia’s work is her colorful skies. Whether it’s swirls of clouds or streams of sun rays, Shimunia depicts her sky scenes with vivid colors and rich textures.
With a growing Instagram follower count of over 240k people, her appreciative audience ist growing larger and larger. You can find more of Shimunia’s work on Instagram, and purchase her embroidery designs on Etsy.