In October 2020 Naomi Mathieson held her first ever solo exhibition: Naomi the Famous Artist.
This was incredibly significant. Not only is Naomi Mathieson an extremely talented artist, she is Sheena's daughter and the reason why Sheena does what she does. Naomi was therefore the perfect artist to lead off the opening of the Woman-made gallery as a new and distinctive offering where the artist is intrinsically involved in not only creating the work but designing, developing and presenting her exhibition as an intimate and very special experience.
Thanks to Amy Jenkinson who mentored Naomi over 2020 and made all of this possible. Also to Jacqui Lewis who worked with Naomi for a number of years and guided the production of the works on paper in this exhibition.
Naomi the Famous Artist ran from 17 October through to 31 October, 2020.
All artworks shown in the gallery below were for sale. Naomi sold practically everything on show!
Naomi's Artist Statement
I make art at my home, Amy’s studio, Mum’s and at art therapy with Jacqui.
I love making art. I love coming to Amy’s house and having fun, painting, painting on old rags and surfaces, dancing, helping Amy organise her boxes and listening to Bob Marley.
At Amy’s studio I have my own art space. I like doing my own thing in this space.
I am curious about art materials and love colour. I see shapes and love putting them in my work. I love layering and noticing how colours change, what I can control and what I cannot. I love mixing colours and making colour concoctions.
Monday Art with Sheena and Jade 2014
Make a Day in Hume
Wild at Heart
3 years creating on a weekly basis with art therapist, Jacqui Lewis
Level Playing Field 2015 to 2019
State Trustees 2 years running, selling one of my works
Mentored by Amy Jenkinson 2020
Brotherhood of St Laurence
Many private collections, here and overseas