I was in nursery school here, painting at the easel, and even then, the rest of the world would disappear when there was a paintbrush in my hand.

I was in nursery school here, painting at the easel, and even then, the rest of the world would disappear when there was a paintbrush in my hand.

Born to be creative.

As an artist/mother, I am keenly aware that the details in our busy days shape our memories. Like you, photographs of my children fill my hard drives. But I often find myself, late at night after my girls have gone to sleep, drawing details from the day that I don’t want to forget. Taking a brush to paper is the most intimate way I can express my love for my children, my awe of who they are becoming, and how proud of them I am.

Love, Naava is my way of doing that for you.

Live drawing event.

Live drawing event.

Artist Bio

Naava is a painter and illustrator with a passion for creating emotional and inspiring art about children and families. She works with private commissions, editorials, and brands.

Naava's illustrations of new mothers were used across branding and packaging for Milk Snob, makers of products for the modern parent, and then had their illustrative debut on Shark Tank.

Her painting of her baby’s first pair of shoes is hanging at the headquarters of Pediped, the premiere children’s brand for baby shoes. Her portraits are in the private homes of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and actress Mary McDonnell. Naava’s art has been featured on social media by Pottery Barn Kids, Munchkin, Kardashian Kids and Huffington Post.

In the world of publishing, Naava hand-lettered the cover of the parenting book, Ramshackle Glam, published by Running Press. Naava wrote, illustrated and self-published the children’s book, No Way No How Am I Getting Out of That Water.

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After receiving her B.F.A and M.A., Naava worked as a Graphic Designer and Producer, creating kids content for clients including PBS and Scholastic. She then spent many years teaching art in New York City and New Jersey.

Naava now happily lives and paints in Westchester, NY. She is in love with her wonderful husband and her two beautiful little girls whom she still draws at the kitchen table after they’ve gone to sleep.