About

An Experienced Crafter.

UK born and NZ based artist MarthaHopeArt offers a unique collection of textured artwork.

Martha takes inspiration from the natural world around her, creating delicate pieces inspired by wildlife, plant life and natural landscapes. Working predominantly with thread, Martha's embroidered designs imbue an energy in her subjects, and the layered lines create a texture and movement. Each 'thread painting' encourages close contemplation and study, as the layers applied give a detail and finery to the composition. There is delicacy to the application, whether it be of a ruffled bird or a still sunset. 

After studying a fine art degree in England, Martha has continued to develop and explore mediums, focusing primarily on needlework but also exploring ink illustrations, oil painting and most recently mixing oil painting with thread. The main subjects of her work are inspired by New Zealand and the life and beauty she has discovered here.

Texture and movement are a key component to her work and an area of continuous exploration for Martha.

Martha has an online presence and is now looking to exhibit her work in galleries more frequently. View her available works for sale in the products tab.