Fleur Woods, The cottage series

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’ unique ‘stitched’ paintings are a celebration of the artist’s connection with the natural world, her love of textiles and her eclectic aesthetic. Stitch acts as both a layer of texture and a form of mark making. The use of stitching in this context also pays homage to the cultural history of the craft. Woods’ Cottage Series for the Point Blank exhibition extrapolate this notion of painting with thread in new directions. The pieces are made with remnants of her studio drop cloth, laced and bound together with cotton threads from the studio. She muses on ideas about home and the spaces artists create in which to make; be they studios, garages or other improvised workspaces.