by endless travel & exploration.
Hi, My name is Naomi
I am as artist and have spent much of my life abroad. I grew up in the Spice Islands of Indonesia. A childhood of travel and immersion into a variety of cultures at such a young age has left me with the desire to explore the earth and share my experiences through art.
Like many creatives I know, for as long as I can remember, I have made art. It began at an early age sketching in my mother's garden and photographing the neighborhood cats.
I have a formal education in graphic design and began pursuing illustration on my own after moving to Japan in 2013. I dove deep into painting digitally full time, and my passion for drawing and painting blossomed. In 2015, I experienced painting in watercolor for the first time and found it to be the perfect medium for traveling and I haven't put it down since.
Currently I am developing my projects around my own foxdragon creatures. This project and more you can find here on my website!
I love creating worlds that reflect my deep desire for adventure, exploration, and magical imagination. Often my artwork revolves around imaginative worlds, epic fantasy environments, and visual storytelling, and I am often inspired by a location or the feeling embodied in an area I have visited. Many of my paintings include small figures in contrast with immersive landscapes to emphasize scale and depth. I currently work primarily in watercolor but am always trying new things and looking for novel ways to enchant my audience.
Inspiration & Travel
My paintings reflect this deep desire to explore not only the world I live in but also the ones that are not yet invented. My hope is that my paintings capture this same excitement and awe that I experience in nature and through my wanderings.