Working primarily in oils, Douglas Woods' paintings refer to thedynamics of nature: the ever-changing elements that create and continue to shape our environment and by extension, our existence. Woods is based on the rugged West Coast of Auckland; an area subject to the often harsh weather of the Tasman Sea.
Woods' paintings are conscious of the power of nature and relatemuch of that particular sense of foreboding and awe that we can experience in the face of natural phenomena; a stylistic technique common to many of the early painters of New Zealand's sublime and awe-inspiring landscape. Woods continues this tradition in a more abstract vein; choosing to letdepth of colour, rather than scale, create the dynamic tension inhis works.
Woods has held numerous exhibitions throughout New Zealand andwas commissioned to create a sculpture in stone for the Te Puna OraSpa in the Christchurch Botanical Gardens.