My art is a calling, not a choice.
I know at my deepest core that this is what I am meant to do. Many artists talk about their art as a form of self-expression. But in my case, I feel that the creation of my paintings is directed by something external. Call it inspiration, a muse, the universe, God, whatever you prefer. I choose not to label it and to simply accept it. My abstract paintings are often created through the spontaneous application of paint with my fingers. This technique has enabled me to create a variety of textures and designs that could not be achieved with a brush.
Look at one of my paintings for a few minutes, take a few deep breaths, and then perhaps come back to reality.
Naomi’s art has been seen in numerous venues in St. Louis since she began painting in 2009. Her work has also been shown in Lexington, Kentucky, Boston, Massachusetts, and Lyon, France. Naomi’s paintings can be found in private collections on the east coast, the Midwest and southern United States.
Naomi holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Russian Areas Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has never received formal training as an artist, but she can trace her somewhat twisted path from ESL teacher, to political consultant, to website creator (just to name a few) to artist. Naomi is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, where she lives with her husband and parrot.
What people are saying about Naomi’s work
“…delicious and interesting…they bring a state of extreme peace."
“Excellent use of such vibrant colors…love the texture!”
“There is a certain peacefulness about her work that captivates and soothes at the same time.”
“Each art piece she creates is seriously one of a kind! Amazing! Her art is the breath of fresh air.”