Naomi Haverland is a portrait artist who works in chalk and paint. Her primary focus is on candid and exaggerated human expression, often using children and elderly as her reference models. Through unexpected pop icons and props, she hopes to add humor and levity to her realistic style. She also relies heavily on eye contact between the art subject and viewer in order to engage her audience. Although she was previously a well-known part of the Denver art scene, she recently moved to Seattle and is excited to start experimenting by adding her artistic perspectives to the Pacific Northwest.