by Naomi Ernest
She considered herself an artist-on-the-side until recently she began to understand it as a deeper calling and embraced her work wholeheartedly.
The written word was her first true love, and Naomi studied English and Literature at the University of Michigan. All the while, she fostered her ever-evolving artistry, regularly stumbling upon diverse personal projects, which explore and expand the ideas, methods and mediums for her work.
“I always have multiple projects going at once - painting, drawing, photography, writing - so if I need a break from one piece, I can turn my focus to something else; each medium inspires the others. Most days I’m brimming with ideas, happy to finish my current work and excited to try some new thing."
Though varied, a thread of commonality travels through all of Naomi’s work. Often comprising myriad intricate details and fascination, it seeks an overall simplicity of theme and composition - just exactly as she approaches life, focusing on raw essentials while discovering beauty and significance in the nuances.
Naomi is utterly devoted to her dear little family and is ever inspired by the rural landscapes of Michigan, which she still calls home.