It all started sixteen years ago

My daughter had just started kindergarten and I, a stay-at-home mom, suddenly found myself with a lot of free time.

I wanted to learn to create fine art, so I signed up for a beginners painting course at my local community college.

I have known my identity as an artist all my life.

Ballet taught me how to express myself through movements and music for the first half of my life. 

“I feel so fortunate to be able to do what I love to do”

“I feel so fortunate to be able to do what I love to do”

“Now the canvas is my stage and brushes are my point shoes”

“Now the canvas is my stage and brushes are my point shoes”

The Artist: Naomi

The Artist: Naomi

Now the canvas is my stage and brushes are my point shoes. Everyday I pick up them up and let myself go.

Any subject can be a reference of what my artistic eyes interpret, where the interpretation is something only I can create. How fun and exciting it is! I feel so fortunate to be able to do what I love to do. Thanks to my very supportive husband and daughter, I'm on a journey of self-discovery.

Since beginning my journey, I've taken many painting/drawing classes and workshops from various teachers. Some helped me learn the fundamentals, while others taught me to transfer my love of colors and energy onto the canvas. I feel happy and content when making art and I hope that the art I make can provide happiness and joy to others as well.


The life and essence of art - whether it is a painting, music or dance - lies in expressing a wellspring of emotion, the universal realm of the human spirit.
It is a melding of the individual and the universal.
That is why great art reaches out beyond ethnic and national barriers to move people the world over.
— Daisaku Ikeda