Ever since she was a little fairy princess girl, Naomi loved to make things, with paper, scissors, and glue, or fabric, or paint or clay, or whatever hands could do. However, she also wanted to save the world. To that end, she earned a PhD in biochemistry and embarked on a satisfying career in research. At the same time, she continued to develop her skills in decorative and needle arts. When the creation of her artwork became more meaningful to her than her research, she made the decision to retire from science and become a professional decorative artist. She is best known for her work with quilling, an antique art in which paper strips are shaped and applied as ornaments, but she works with gold leaf, collage, and gouache, as well. Her main body of work consists of Judaic ritual art and liturgical illustrations. She does all her own matting and framing. Naomi’s award-winning work has been exhibited in a variety of museums and galleries, and featured in books and other publications. In addition, she graduated from the Master Seamstress program at URI, and she teaches home décor sewing at a major fabric store in RI. She is currently the Treasurer of the Society of Gilders, and a member of the American Guild of Judaic Art, the Quilling Guild, and the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework.