Since graduating from University in 2005 Naomi has continued to develop her work and learn new skills from her studio in rural Staffordshire. It’s important to her that she can utilise the skills she’s been taught but like most artists finds it challenging to pursue that end goal of making a living from what they create, especially when work and life take over.
For the last couple of years Naomi wanted to take a step back from producing her own work to do something which she’d never done before; she decided to concentrate on running workshops within NHS trusts, which involved working with service users of all ages and abilities to create work for their units as well as exhibitions within their communities. These workshops taught her so much and helped her enormously to develop her own practice.
Since completing the workshops Naomi has returned to her studio and is now developing the ideas she shelved a couple of years ago. Naomi has finally started to create a collection of work which encompasses both of her passions – printmaking and collecting.
The ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ is a new, early collection of prints and other items which are inspired by Anatomy, Botany, Entomology, and Ornithology. Each one is an exploration of imagery and technique.
Each of the subjects are very much works in progress, and are developing all the time.
Heart Gallery is proud to have been carefully selected by Naomi to showcase her first collection for two years.