Local café on Gwydir Street will be hosting an exhibtion of Naomi Davies’ work
Local artist Naomi Davies will be exhibiting a display of her lovely illustrations at Hot Numbers on Gwydir Street from 18 February to 13 March. On display as part of Everyday Cambridge will be the latest of her paintings of Cambridge, featuring street scenes and colourful depictions of favourite local independent cafés, shops and street food vans. “My paintings could be described as quirky observations of everyday life,” says Naomi. “I work in pen and watercolour and generally don’t use a pencil, but go straight for pen. I like concise lines and don’t like to edit my work too much – I’m recording what I see, not what I want to see. I am never bored – I can always draw. It doesn’t matter to me if there’s nothing pretty to look at. It’s there, and my fingers start itching to record it.”
When she’s not illustrating our city, Naomi’s other life is running a company called Helpful Genealogy that helps people trace their family history. “I use drawing as a way to relax when I have too many names and dates swimming around up there,” she says. “It’s a left brain right, brain thing.”
The Everyday Cambridge exhibition opens with a preview evening on 17 February, 7-9pm.