Naomi Ernest is a writer and artist forever seeking connections between her words and images. For inspiration in both writing and artwork, Ernest dips into her own life 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. Ernest's work has recently been published online at The Ma Books, in print at Darling Magazine, and is forthcoming in several publications.
In her art, Ernest 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. Ernest 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.
Ernest 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.