Naomi Peppard

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.

Irish Italian Parallels was opened in September 2008 by the late food writer and art critic Paolo Tullio.

“A collection of Naomi’s work is in her classic style of soft watercolours and detailed oils. She works on site and then does her final touches from her studio to capture those wispy clouds in the stunning blue sky and give that attention to details she is known for.” – Paolo Tullio

Like two parallel roads connecting in places, this exhibition gives glimpses of places that inspired me in Italy but also the equally inspiring subjects of my native south Dublin and Wicklow. Always grateful. Thanks Paolo.

  • 2022 The Park Art, group Exhibition, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
  • 2022 DAS group Exhibition, Dalkey castle, Dalkey Dublin.
  • 2022 SBD Culture night art Exhibition, Sandyford Business District Hub, Dublin
  • 2008 Irish-Italian Parallels, Dalkey Arts Gallery, Dublin
  • 2006 Summerheat, Dalkey Arts Gallery, Dublin
  • 2004 Late Summer Show, Dalkey Arts Gallery, Dublin
  • 2003 Art in Action Festival, Townley Hall, Louth
  • 2002 Solo Exhibition, Dalkey Arts Gallery, Dublin
  • 2001 Art in Action Festival, Townley Hall, Louth
  • 2000 Art Ireland, The RDS, Dublin
  • 1995 Grainne Showhouse, Cloondara, Ballysadare, Sligo
  • 1995 The Tearooms, Seaweed Baths, Enniscrone, Sligo
  • 1990 Combined, Linen Hall, Castlebar, Mayo
  • 1987 Combined, Belvedere, Mullingar, Westmeath
  • Dublin Castle – Office Of Public Works
  • Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin
  • The Carlton Hotels, Kinsale, Athy
  • Luke Hospital, Dublin
  • Castleknock College, Dublin
  • Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise
  • Newbridge Shopping Centre, Tullamore
  • AIB Bank, London

Illustrator “Onwards & Upwards” by Don Briggs (for Eddie Rockets ltd), Linden Press, 2020.

Illustrator “The Return of The Dragon”, by Don Briggs, Linden Press, 2018.

Illustrator “The Boy Who Wanted a Dragon, by Don Briggs, Linden Press, 2017.

Book cover illustrator “The Island of Ghosts”, by Eilís Dillon, O’Brien Publishers, 2001.