Naomi Jones was born in New York, New York in 1960. She lived in Queens and Long Island until attending the State University of New York College at Purchase in Westchester.
Her body of work focuses on the preservation of vulnerable wildlife. Jones finds catharsis in painting soulful animals. Portraits of vulnerable species native to the North American landscape are painted with an illustrative sensitivity, reminding the viewer to appreciate the delicate balance of nature. Jones tries to make such wildlife, frequently living on the edges of homes and gardens, visible through paintings set among vividly patterned backgrounds.
Jones is inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s attention to the natural world and Frida Kahlo’s narrative approach to painting. She is also inspired by the patterns of William Morris and has found them to be rich resources of inspiration for her lively backgrounds.
Naomi Jones has an expansive practice, from design oriented experience in museums to fashion and a dedication to creativity in public education. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, a city known for creative activism, ecological conservation, and an artistic approach to civic spaces. Her original artworks have been exhibited and collected throughout the US.
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