About Naomi Grant:
Since 2000 Naomi has won over 20 awards, including the $10,000 Hawkesbury Art Award. Her successful career as a practising artist and designer spans the past 40 years. She graduated from Curtin University of WA with a BA in Design. Her career ranges from being self -employed as an artist, textile designer, senior designer at Canning Vale Weaving Mills, teaching art in Bangkok and promotional manager of Kurongkurl Katitjin, School of Indigenous Australian Studies at Edith Cowan University, Perth.
A descendant of the Wiradjuri people of central New South Wales, Naomi was born in Sydney but has made her home in Perth for the past 40 years. Her Indigenous heritage brings a blend of the contemporary and mysterious together in many of her works. Colour and beauty are strong inspirational elements that help mould each painting.
Often these ideas spring from dreams, visions and memories of her travels. Naomi’s equally comfortable with traditional scenes, through to a more contemporary blending of realism and Indigenous imagery.
In the last 20 years, Naomi’s focus has been on acrylics and collage. She has developed a technique of using layers of coloured tissue paper under and over the painted surface. This gives the surface a three-dimensional textural quality.
You can also view Naomi's work at:
This month's feature painting:
The City of Joondalup commissioned me to create a painting for the Inside Out Billboard Project.
The painting "Lake Joondalup" was installed on the billboard, on the cities' library wall.
The painting has been created with layers of tissure paper and paint.
Please click on the links below and watch in timelapse how I created this painting from start to finish.
1. Link to joondalup website. 3 min video of how I created "Lake Joondalup"
http://Inside-Out Billboard Artwork Commission by Naomi Grant – City of Joondalup
2. You tube link to my 3 part timelapse video of how I completed the painting from start to finish.
Part 1. http://https://youtu.be/fm7OeUATmog
Part 2. http://https://youtu.be/B8_xqd1coB0
Part 3. http://https://youtu.be/Ft6tmUtlw4k