Naomi Brotherton's Artwork
If you have been led here from recent promotions then right away, as of March 6, 2021, Naomi has authorized us to offer her remaining work at 50% off on unframed work and 30% off for famed work.
Much of her work is listed below on this page. However, not all is listed. All the works that are available at this time are at Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine. If you live in the area then coming to the Gallery would be best for you to see all the work that is available. If you are not in the area, call for FaceTime appointments to view Naomi’s work. We want everyone to be able take advantage of this Great Opportunity. However, both product and time is limited.
Naomi is being featured in Grapevine’s promotions for its 29th annual event, “New Vintage Wine and Gallery Trail” April 10th from 11am – 6pm. We suspect that what ever inventory that still remains will be sold out during this event. Although you can’t go wrong on any painting by Naomi, Act Now for Best Selection.
Artist Naomi Brotherton, soon to be 101 years old, can no longer create paintings due to Macular Degeneration causing loss of sight. Because of this, she has decided to retire from Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine. Naomi is a national acclaimed artist and 7 year resident artist at Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine. Giddens Gallery has been granted the privilege of offering her remaining works to collectors, designers and Fine Art enthusiast. Beautiful is her work and if you purchase art as an investment, her work is a good one.
For those of you that don’t yet know Naomi, she has quite a list of accomplishments that are a testament to her talent and gifting as a Fine Art artist. Below are some of Naomi’s acclaims.
- In the Fine Art world, an artist accomplishing just one “Signature Member” status in a Watercolor Society is a MAJOR accomplishment. Naomi’s creativity and expertise has earned her this status of “Signature Member” in the four most prominent Water Color Societies in the USA.
- In 2015, Dallas based Southwestern Watercolor Society awarded Naomi its highest honor; In perpetuity the “Naomi Brotherton Award” is now the Best In Show Award. Naomi is one of the founding members of SWS established 55 years ago. https://www.swswatercolor.org/about-sws/history
- Naomi co-authored “Variations in Watercolor”, a book on watercolor that resulted in her becoming a very sought-after teacher with numerous invitations to teach in the US as well as Bermuda.
- Because of her unique contribution to the world of Watercolor, Naomi was highlighted in “Watercolor Masters and Legends” published in 2016.
Naomi was born April 8th, 1920 and her first recollection of art instruction was at age 6. Her parents would put a pencil and paper in her hand to keep her quiet during church and a lady sitting next to her showed her how to draw wavy hair. Drawing became her main interest which, in school, resulted in only average grades. Drawing was considered “play” and still is today. Naomi sought and achieved her Art Degree at Baylor University and enthusiastically took many more art classes than were required for her degree. From Baylor she started working in commercial art, a direction of pursuit for about 25 years. This included a stint in NYC where she attended the Art Students League for a couple of years and painted/exhibited in Carnegie Hall. “Yes, I made it to the Carnegie Hall,” says Naomi.
Watercolor is her preferred medium and through her early years she attended workshops taught by some of the best nationally known watercolorists.
Naomi’s book, “Variations in Watercolor” (co-authored with Lois Marshall), was published by North Light in 1981. Her book was sold through a national art book club resulting in many invitations to teach watercolor with emphasis on’ times of day’ and ‘kinds of weather’. Her teaching invitations allowed for her seeing much of the United States and Bermuda as she traveled. Her work and painting techniques have been included in several other books and magazine articles and she has won numerous awards. Her paintings hang in many public and private collections.
As you can see from Naomi’s story, she has painted most all of her life and spent 33 years sharing Artisan’s Studio/Gallery as her ‘Home Base’ for teaching and creativity.
As stated above, Naomi suffers from Macular Degeneration, an age-related degenerative condition affecting the central part of the retina. However, because of her love for painting she created a way to continue painting through most of 2018. Although Naomi’s vision had finally reached the point that she could no longer paint, she continued to conduct an art workshop once a month in to 2019. She is a very remarkable artist and teacher.
Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine has had the privilege and blessing of representing Naomi since 2014. Not only is her art work accredited and in the upper echelon of gifted artists, but is an excellent ‘Fine Art’ investment.
A FRIEND’S TRIBUTE TO NAOMI
“I’ve known Naomi for a bunch of years. Not only did I have the opportunity to take lessons from her, more than anything I’ve had the opportunity to be her friend. Amazing artist. If you have not had the opportunity to see her work, do so now. If you have the opportunity to meet Naomi, don’t miss it.
My favorite story about Naomi: On her 90th birthday she taught classes at her gallery and studio most of the day. After getting ready to leave and go to the Southwest Watercolor Society meeting where a society birthday party was held for her, she told her studio partner… ‘I’m a little tired today’. Love it.”
On the Farm – Naomi Brotherton$550Click for additional info
Silo – Naomi Brotherton$450Click for additional info
Fall Beauties – Naomi Brotherton$550Click for additional info
Enchanted Lily – Naomi Brotherton$550Click for additional info
Sunflower Set Up – Naomi Brotherton$475Click for additional info
Still Life – Naomi Brotherton$550Click for additional info
Citrus II– Naomi Brotherton$600Click for additional info
Begonia Floor Show 1 – Namoi Brotherton$600Click for additional info
Begonia Floor Show 2 – Namoi Brotherton$600Click for additional info
Feeding in Morning Fog – Naomi Brotherton$700Click for additional info
Awaiting the Helmsman – Naomi Brotherton$700Click for additional info
Wintering Willows – Naomi Brotherton$700Click for additional info