Fleur Woods, Beings

Fleur Woods is a mixed media artist based in Upper Moutere near Nelson, in an area surrounded by national parks, country gardens and vineyards. Largely self-taught, her process has been developed through experimentation in the studio.

Woods’ embroideries and paintings are a celebration of the artist’s connection with the natural world, her love of textiles and her eclectic aesthetic. Her use of stitching pays homage to the cultural history of the craft and acts as both a layer of texture and a form of mark making in her work. Woods’ mixed media Beings for the In Good Shape exhibition are created with fibre, beads, thread, paper petals and flesh-toned paint. The result is a series of highly textured, animated pieces which seem poised to flutter away.