Preservation of vulnerable wildlife is the focus of Naomi Jones’ work: she 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. The patterns of William Morris have also inspired the artist, and she has found them to be rich resources of inspiration for her lively backgrounds.
Jones' artwork can be found in private collections and has been featured in notable television shows like CSI: Las Vegas, and The Flight Attendant, HBO.