Irises in June No. 1 (2014)


12×12 painting in acrylic


My abstract paintings are created through the spontaneous application of paint with my fingers. This technique has enabled me to create a variety of textures and designs that I cannot achieve with a brush. Although I have spent most of my art career as a finger painting artist, I also use a very fine brush to create surreal landscapes. While these landscapes retain the dreamy feel of my abstracts, they incorporate more realistic details such as grass and flowers. The colors in my work are saturated, yet you'll find subtle variations in the hues. My paintings are not only known for their vibrant and profound colors, but also for their textures. People often report feeling both energized and calm while looking at my work. About the artist Naomi’s art has been seen in numerous venues in St. Louis since she began painting in 2009. Her work has also been shown in Lexington, Kentucky, Boston, Massachusetts, and Lyon, France. Naomi’s paintings can be found in private collections throughout United States and Europe. Naomi holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Russian Areas Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has never received formal training as an artist, but she can trace her somewhat twisted path from ESL teacher, to political consultant, to website creator (just to name a few) to artist. Naomi is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, where she lives with her husband.

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6 comments on “Irises in June No. 1 (2014)
  1. Good one! You use acrylics well, something I never could master.


  2. Thanks. It just kind of happens. If I tried, I couldn’t do it. 🙂


  3. meqanic says:

    A fine piece Naomi. A study in blue 🙂


  4. Thanks, Nic! The flowers are actually purple but the camera keeps making all of my flowers blue because of the blue sky. Argh.


    • Hi, Nic! How are you?
      Naomi, what sort of camera do you have? It certainly isn’t doing very well if those irises are supposed to be purple.
      Send me an email address or something so I can send you a pic; I can’t do it, here.


  5. It makes me so happy to see a little Opera reunion happening here! 🙂 Derwandersmann, it’s a little Casio 12.1 megapixel camera. A friend once suggested the white balance may be off. I shoot all of my paintings outside, just leaning up against the house. Sometimes, it works better in bright sun, sometimes in the shade (as long as it’s sunny out). If it is a matter of white balance, I wonder if the problem would be corrected if I put a white canvas behind the paintings before I shoot them. My e-mail:


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