Profile

Naomi has been painting professionally since she graduated from Newcastle University in Fine Art in 1986. In the first few years she worked as a newspaper designer as well. At Today newspaper she met her husband, the writer Rory Clements.

In 1995 she began painting full-time and exhibiting widely, including the Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, New English Art Club, Discerning Eye and BP Portrait Award.

Since moving to Norfolk, Naomi has been commissioned for portraits and other works, including landscapes. She is a great believer in precise yet subtle draughtsmanship whilst her study of art history at Oxford University has had an enormous influence on her work. Her recent work has included a series of domestic interiors, inspired by the Dutch and Danish masters such as Vermeer, de Hooch, Kobke and Hammershoi. She creates very atmospheric and detailed compositions through painstaking drawings with a dramatic use of light and calm colours.