Naomi has been painting professionally since she graduated from Newcastle University with a BA in Fine Art in 1986. In the first few years she worked as a newspaper designer as well At Today newspaper she met her husband, the writer Rory Clements.

In 1995 she began painting full-time and exhibiting widely, including the Royal Academy Summer Show, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, New English Art Club, Discerning Eye and BP Portrait Award. The births of her children, in 1999 and 2001 caused a slight interruption to her work, but also added another dimension.

Since moving to Norfolk, Naomi has been commissioned for portraits and other works, including landscapes. She is a great believer in precise yet subtle draughtsman ship whilst her study of art history at Oxford University has had an enormous influence on her work. She is particularly inspired by Pieter de Hooch, Velasquez, Thomas Eakins, Kobke and Hammershoi.