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Naomi is an illustrator who redefined her creative practice in 2021 after being a commercial illustrator since 2015.

Naomi’s research focuses on establishing fulfilling creative practice through correspondence with her work. Her research explores play and process and ‘The Act of Illustrating’, decrypting illustration ideologies and the belief systems illustrators establish through their education. She mainly works with traditional mediums such as acrylic paint, wax crayons and collage, drawing intuitively to create imagery often inspired by nature and organic forms.

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Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
2014 BA (Hons) Illustration University of Plymouth

Research Interests

Research Topics

  • Illustration
  • Pedagogy


Areas of teaching

  • Illustration
  • Collaboration
  • Mixed Media Processes
  • Narrative
  • Exploration and innovation

Courses taught

  • Illustration BA(Hons) (online)

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

  • Speaker at Illustration Research Symposium 2019
  • Workshop Facilitator at Drawing Worldlines workshop 2022
  • Lead Workshop Facilitator with Artwork Exeter and Headway Devon 2022