Hallie Driscoll is a multi-disciplinary artist born in New Jersey, but raised in rural New Hampshire. She began her career in photography, attending The Art Institute of Boston and the International Academy of Design from 2006-2010. In the summer of 2017, after battling debilitating anxiety, a friend suggested she turn to knitting as a way to cope. Lacking any kind of skill with a knitting needle, Driscoll found embroidery and immediately fell in love with the practice. Completely self taught, she’s expanded her embroidery work to include paint, beadwork and lights, creating immersive installations that bring the expanse of nature closer to home. Her work focuses on the beauty of nature in all its forms and how we connect to it through the smallest of details. In addition to her fine art practice, Driscoll also runs a small pop-up embroidery and illustration business where she sells her wares at makers markets and teaches embroidery workshops to anyone interested in learning the art. She currently splits her time between New Hampshire and Providence, RI.
She began her journey with embroidery as a way to cope with extreme, debilitating anxiety. Over time, she’s started using embroidery and her desire to work with fabrics as a way to celebrate nature through large sculptural type pieces that look at our surroundings through the eyes of a child – when things were magical and whimsical and the pressures of adulthood didn’t create anxiety within us.
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