Naomi Peppard was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1970. A self-taught, versatile artist, she began painting at an early age. Naomi’s work was greatly inspired by her late father Louis Peppard Architect and artist. Naomi first started to explore and develop her interest in landscape painting while on family holidays in Connemara. After leaving school she travelled extensively worldwide including Africa, the Americas, the Far East and the Pacific region. Although drawn by the cultures and colours of foreign lands, Naomi returned to Ireland to paint local scenes. In recent times, Naomi has also developed a strong connection with Italy, inspiring her from its back streets to its rural countryside.
Naomi has exhibited in both, solo and combined shows around Ireland. Her paintings have been exhibited in many art galleries such as Dalkey arts and the Guinness Gallery. Some of her paintings have also been auctioned at Adam’s Fine Arts. Naomi has had a significant number of commissions paintings from both public and private bodies such as the Office of Public Works at Dublin Castle, the Carlton Hotels and Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel.
In recent years, Naomi has also been working on different projects as an illustrator for the development of children’s books to benefit charities such as Temple Street Foundation, the Cottage Home and Blackrock Hospice. She was also commissioned to create artist impressions for several architectural building projects in the USA and the Caribbean. Naomi regularly teaches art groups of beginners and advanced students, in her classic style of soft watercolours and detailed oils.