|Search This Site|
Search terms: oil paintings, acrylic paintings, abstract, landscape, figurative
About the Artist
Despite her passion for art Naomie had avoided pursuing a career in the art industry until recently. Following a bout of PND she realised there was no point avoiding that which you love, so established a professional gallery space with her husband in 1995 (Mullalyup Gallery) in the south west countryside of Western Australia in order to nurture her arts practice further and gain an understanding of the industry. Naomie taught across the North West of Western Australia where she met her husband, Eliot, in Newman. From Fitzroy Crossing to London, Bunbury to Mullalyup Naomie has lived in diverse and interesting locations. These filter subtly into her artworks via a fascination with people and their sense of ‘place’ or belonging. She often finds her two little girls, Monsoon (b.2000) and Mirabilis (b.2002) at the helm of her practice guiding her into unknown and challenging destinations. Establishing a gallery in Mullalyup in 2005 was the first step in her career as a professional artist. Naomie and Eliot will be launching their new initiative - the collaborative practice of Mr and Mrs Money in 2008.
'Art to me is primarily about communication so my work is about ideas and conversations. I layer images and experiences that I feel are worthy of discussion. Like many artists, I’d like to generate a body of work that has the capacity to engage a large audience in earnest conversation about issues that reach into the heart of our society. Most of the time however, I feel I am on the outside rim of a large basin, circling around and around the edge…'
1991 - 1994 BA, University of Western Australia
(major: Fine Art )
2007 - Solo: ‘The New Religion?’ The Old George
Gallery, East Fremantle
The Artist’s Chronicle Nov 06 'Retrospective’