Optimistic and inspired mixed-media artist Fleur Woods creates beauty from the useful art of stitching.
Partly trained and partly self taught, Woods has "always had a massive love of textiles and threads," but her journey into the art she now creates began with collage.
"It kind of progressed, I've kind of always played around with mixed media and texture," said Woods….
After spending years playing with mixed media, textiles and embroidery, the New Zealand artist, Fleur Woods, has developed her characteristic work creating stitched paintings, inspired by flora and nature….
Having spent years playing around with mixed media, textiles and embroidery, New Zealand artist Fleur Woods has developed her signature work by creating intricate stitched paintings, inspired by flora and nature. Her unique process begins with abstract dyeing and painting swags of linen….
“Artist Fleur Woods takes a multidisciplinary approach to her textile art. Combining elements of stitching and painting, her images have an ethereal quality that celebrates nature—in many ways. The impressive pieces are simultaneously figurative and abstract; they let the two interact worlds with one another in an easy, almost conversational way.”….
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Upper Moutere based artist; Fleur Woods before, and heard first hand the happy story of how her painted work led her to teach herself to stitch and as a result we have this incredibly rich, textured and beautiful art!!
Fleur has dedicated her life and heart to a career in stitched flora artwork….