Norfolk-based artist Naomi Clements-Wright did a foundation course in Harrogate, where she honed her drawing skills. She then went on to do an art degree at Newcastle University, where much of my time was spent painting the shipyard, bridges on the Tyne and portraits. After that she studied art history at Oxford University and was inspired by the northern European masters Vermeer, de Hooch, Kobke and Hammershoi. She tries to create atmospheric and detailed compositions with a dramatic use of light and calm colours. Moving to London, she went on to Heatherleys School of Art life classes for many years, and was accepted as a member of the Chelsea Arts Club. She has exhibited widely, including the Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, New English Art Club, Discerning Eye and BP Portrait Award.
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Whilst enjoying interiors, still life, and nudes, now and then Naomi moves out into the wider world for landscapes in the gentle countryside of Norfolk and along the stunning coastline. This summer, for obvious reasons, she has taken even more pleasure than usual in getting out and about.
She paints in oils and all her work stems from direct observation. Form is revealed and defined by the movement and intensity of light that she finds in this peaceful corner of England.
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Paint Out Norfolk – Judges Commendation (2020)
Paint Out Norfolk Gardens – Judges Commendation (2019)
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