Glass has become a way of life for Naomi. A walk on the beach often results in interesting finds, compositions can be found across fields or walking a country lane. Her inspiration comes from the colours, shapes and textures found in nature, the soft muted but also moments of riot and clashing.
Naomi's glass work has emerged and developed from initially studying art at Reading Art College, at the Islington Institute as a mature student, through work with textiles, then adding photographing Suffolk skies and seas, walks in the countryside and an almost accidental introduction to the craft of stained glass.
She uses traditional stained glass techniques, mostly copper foiling, but with her own artistic style in which she builds up layers of glass with natural and found objects, resulting in a unique mix of glass and lead with the contrasting textures of wood, ,shell, stone and metal.
Naomi is attempting to convey the apparent random and confused nature of the natural world. Continually exploring different types of glass and experimenting with materials, allowing her ideas to evolve.
The colours of the glass panels frequently change with the moving light of the time of day and changing seasons, as well as the change between natural and artificial light which reflects from and through the glass. The panels are suitable for hanging against a plain wall as well as in a window.