“Once you let the desert enter your soul it changes you.”
From: Twentynine Palms, California | Medium: Oil Paintings
Naomi Brown was born in Palm Springs, California in 1975. She grew up in Twentynine Palms, California. She now resides in Queen Creek, Arizona with her husband and children. She has been nationally recognized in competitions. She had two pieces of her work chosen for the 20th Anniversary Arts For the Parks in 2006. She had 11 pieces chosen for the national competition, Paint the Parks and Paint America, from 2008-2011. Her work is in private collections and some of her work has toured around the United States. She is an Associate with Distinction member of American Women Artist’s. She is an Out of State Artist member of The California Art Club. She has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, Western Art Collector Magazine and American Art Collector Magazine. Naomi was one of the top 100 finalists for 2017 Southwest Art magazine Artist in Excellence competition. Naomi was accepted into the 2019 AWA Steam Boat Art Museum show. She was accepted in the 50th Anniversary show for the Mountain Oyster show in Tucson Arizona in 2019. She was in the 2020 LA Art Show and was a solo artist with SLOPOKE Gallery in the 2021 LA Art show. She was in the 2021 and 2022 CowGirl Up Show in Wickenburg Arizona. She exhibits in the SLOPOKE Western Art Show in Solvang California every September. Naomi is represented by her publisher HavenLight. She is a published artist with her work being found in Deseret Book. She is also currently represented by Gallery Harang in South Korea and SLOPOKE Art Gallery Santa Barbara CA, Signature Gallery in Santa Fe NM, Marshall Gallery in Scottsdale AZ.
Naomi is a self taught artist and has been painting for the past 17 years. Her Southwest landscapes and Western scenes and inspirational/religious paintings range in size from 5×7 to 48×72. She paints on museum board and canvas. She will paint her gradient sky’s in with acrylic then paint her clouds and foreground over the top of the acrylic with oil. She loves the depth and vibrancy of color that it gives her paintings.
“Once you let the desert enter your soul, it changes you forever. The desert lets you feel a simplistic, raw freedom that is hard to find. My desert calms me with its peace and beauty. I have been fortunate to have grown up in Twentynine Palms and enjoy its beauty, from its smallest desert animals to its vast, open, colorful landscapes.”