Naomi Ernest is a writer, artist, and photographer using a multi-disciplinary approach to explore connections between her present life and her family's past. For inspiration in both writing and artwork, Naomi dips into her own history and her endless fascination with the landscapes and seascapes of Michigan.
Her writing is musing, introspective, and honest, pulling from personal experiences and memory to reveal brilliant flashes in the everyday ordinary. Her words step between poetry and prose, giving shape to shapeless remembrances and nebulous moments. Naomi was selected as a finalist in the Great Midwest Writing Contest by Midwest Review. Her work has recently been published online at The Ma Books, in print at Darling and Driftless, and is forthcoming in several publications.
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In her art, Naomi creates abstract imagery, inviting the discovery of nuanced beauty and significance. She employs the tools of photography, painting, and drawing to create a myriad of intricate details within balanced compositions, gently and assuredly commanding control over color, imagery, and materials. She has exhibited her artworks at venues in California, Nevada, Maryland, and Michigan. Naomi has received various awards including recognitions for fine art photography and as a top-selling artist for Minted. West Elm, Target, Design Sponge, Domino, Minted, Brit + Co., and more have published interviews with her and featured her artworks.
Naomi graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She lives with her husband and five children in a very old farmhouse in Michigan.
To collaborate on art, photography, or written work for your products or publications, please contact Naomi directly with details.
Finalist in Midwest Review’s Great Midwest Writing Contest
Understanding Others: a new obscura photography series
Words & Photographs at Driftless Magazine (print issue #9)
Personal essay at Darling Magazine
(print issue #21)
Poetry at The Ma Books
Stationery at Target
Design work at Target
Prints at Minted