Ms. Kennedy, who was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, studied Music and Music Therapy at Queens and Queensborough Colleges. Naomi received a BA in Art and Journalism from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She can be found on location painting along the Hudson River Valley or at home working from her own photography. She has impressionistically captured the Hudson Valley with her landscapes and seascapes. Bold abstracts reflect her passion for life. Her still life-abstracts begin with rudimentary subjects and end in flights of fantasy. Her travel-worn Canon AE1 chronicles the Hudson Valley infrastructure and wildlife.

     Ms. Kennedy resides in Cornwall, New York  where she conducts art lessons in her studio. She also belongs to a local poetry group, is a jazz vocalist, and a freelance journalist. Naomi served as Co-President of Valley Artists Association. Ms. Kennedy’s group and member shows include Garrison Art Center, Photographers of Northern Westchester, Artists of Northern Westchester, CCOA Local Color 2 and the Valley Artists Association. Solo exhibitions include Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, Rafiki Café, Hendrick Hudson Free Library, John C. Hart Library, the Gallery at the Peekskill Inn, the Bear Mountain Toll House Visitor Center, and Two Alices Coffee House. J. A. Di Bello's Gallery in Montgomery, NY, Cornell Gallery in Pleasantville, NY, the 21st Century Gallery in Nyack NY, and Urban Attic Design in Chelsea, NYC,  are among the galleries that have represented her.