Born in the southeast of England in the UK, Naomi was strongly influenced by her parents who were both accomplished, amateur artists, and completed her first oil painting, aged 12, for a school art show.
Balancing her love of art with her interest in science, she studied for a BSc and PhD in biochemistry and went on to work in the healthcare industry. In 2002 she was offered a job in the US and moved to Chadds Ford PA, with her family and started studying watercolor and acrylics with Karl J. Kuerner III.
In 2018, Naomi and her husband relocated to St Michaels, MD where she joined the St Michaels Art League (SMAL) and in 2021 was juried into the Working Artists Forum where she is currently its Vice President. Inspired and fascinated by the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay landscapes, flora and fauna, Naomi feels at home and is constantly reminded of her upbringing as a child, close to the familiar saltmarshes of the River Thames in the UK.
Naomi loves variety in her work and continues to challenge herself, learning new media and techniques and enjoys painting on location with Diane Dubois Mullaly and the Plein Air Painters of the Chesapeake Bay (PAPCB). She participates in local art shows and events including the St Michaels Art League (SMAL) Banner program and Labor Day Art Show; the Waterfowl Festival in Easton and the Oxford Fine Arts Show. In 2022 she was invited to participate in one of the Talbot Arts Council online exhibition series, showcasing artists in a variety of mediums and concepts from across the state of Maryland.
Naomi lives with her husband, Jem Turner, and their two English Springer Spaniels in St Michaels on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, USA.
Working Artist Forum