Welcome, thanks for stopping by...here's a little info about what I do and my process...
Based in the beautiful rural village of Upper Moutere (near Nelson, New Zealand) & surrounded by vineyards, hop farms, orchards and country gardens it will come as no surprise that my work is largely inspired by nature.
I love nothing more than foraging for wild flowers or hanging out in my friends plant store ( @bushbotanica ) gathering botanical inspiration.
When working in my studio at The Old Post Office Store in the heart of the Village you'll find me surrounded by threads, linen, paint & plant books amoungst my other collected treasures & inspiration.
Stitched Paintings is the term I use to describe my style of work. The process flows like this...I paint blank pieces of linen in abstract washes then add botanical / illustrative details in with acrylic paint / gouache / ink , finally I add texture through stitch. Coming to stitch as a mixed media artist I have taught myself a variety of embroidery techniques which probably don't follow traditional embroidery guides but work for the kind of mark making I enjoy creating.
Stitch for me has become a bit of an obsession which marries my love of detail, colour, texture and allows hours of quiet reflection and Netflix binge watching.
To see my work you can visit me in Upper Moutere or at a variety of stockists in Australia including;
Jumbled , Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Kira+Kira, Miami, Gold Coast, Australia
RoseStTradingCo Armdale, Melbourne, Australia
plus others, please email to enquire about stockists in your area
Purchasing my prints & originals is easy, we ship worldwide or can deliver locally.
Love from blogs & mags :
Design Sponge instagram Dec 17 & Jan 18
Marie Clare Australia, January 2018
Country Style Magazine, Christmas edition
Inside Out Magazine, May 2017 Edition, Mother's Day Feature ' Favourite Things '.
To enquire further about viewing or purchasing work or just say hello please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect with me via Instagram: @fleurwoodsart
Keep in touch,