Naomi Wilsey, a working artist for over 30 years, paints primarily in watercolors. Her subject matter includes traditional landscapes, still life and florals. She also paints in the manner of Japanese brush painting called “sumi-e.” Naomi is an art teacher with a background in fine arts, graphic design, illustration and marketing.


  • B.A. in Fine Arts and Education from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Advanced art courses, Mass. College of Art, Boston, MA and Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA
  • M.S. in Communications Management, Simmons College, Boston, MA


  • Solo exhibit at Sweetwater Coffee & Tea, Natick, MA
  • Solo exhibits at Goddard Assisted Living, Brookline, MA and Wingate Residences, Needham, MA
  • Solo exhibit “Facets: The Art of Naomi Wilsey” at the Needham Library
  • Solo exhibit “Enticing Flowers & Nature” at the Bradley Estate, Canton, MA
  • Two-woman show at the Ames Estate, Easton, MA
  • New England Watercolor Society National Juried Exhibit, Plymouth, MA
  • Rhode Island Watercolor Society  National Juried Exhibitions, Pawtucket, RI
  • Gallery Twist  juried exhibitions,  Lexington, MA
  • Zullo Gallery Annual Juried Exhibitions, Medfield, MA
  • Five Stars Regional Juried Exhibition, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
  • “Small Works” and “You Are Here” Juried Exhibitions, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA
  • Rhode Island Watercolor Society  Regional Juried Exhibitions “The Brilliance of Color” and “Light and Shadow,” Pawtucket, RI
  • ARTMA Juried Exhibition, Denver, Colorado
  • Conference on the Arts, Star Island, New Hampshire
  • Needham Open Studios


  • Art teacher, Walpole Public Schools, Needham Adult Education, Dover-Sherborn Adult Education and private instruction
  • Art demonstration of watercolor painting, Franklin Art Association, Franklin, MA
  • Graphic designer, self-employed, with focus on advertising, logo design and marketing communications
  • Advertising and Promotions manager, Prentice Hall Educational Publishing
  • Marketing Manager and Marketing Director, IBM and Optum (healthcare)

Affiliations and Awards

  • The Dedham Art Association – Vice President Programs, former President, exhibiting member
  • Needham Open Studios — Board Secretary, exhibiting artist
  • The Needham Art Association – former co-president, exhibiting member
  • Rhode Island Watercolor Society – artist member
  • New England Watercolor Society – associate member
  • Wellesley Society of Artists  – exhibiting member
  • Awards for local judged exhibits in Watercolor and Oil Painting, including Art Excellence Award for Theme Interpretation “Float Together”
  • Awards for direct marketing, publication excellence and design communications.

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