A descendant of the Wiradjuri people of central New South Wales, Naomi was born in Sydney but has made her home in Perth for the past 40 years. Her Indigenous heritage brings a blend of the contemporary and mysterious together in many of her works.
Colour and beauty are strong inspirational elements that help mould each painting. Often these ideas spring from dreams, visions and memories of her travels. Naomi’s equally comfortable with traditional scenes, through to a more contemporary blending of realism and Indigenous imagery. In the last 20 years, Naomi’s focus has been on acrylics and collage. She has developed a technique of using layers of coloured tissue paper under and over the painted surface.
This gives the surface a three-dimensional textural quality. Since 2000 Naomi has won over 20 awards, including the $10,000 Hawkesbury Art Award. Her successful career as a practising artist and designer spans the past 40 years. She graduated from Curtin University of WA with a BA in Design. Her career ranges from being self -employed as an artist, textile designer, senior designer at Canning Vale Weaving Mills, teaching art in Bangkok and promotional manager of Kurongkurl Katitjin, School of Indigenous Australian Studies at Edith Cowan University, Perth.