about me

I live with my physicist husband, teenage daughter, and a little dog who thinks he’s a big dog. Apart from a couple of years in Milan, Italy, we have lived in Cambridge for nearly thirty years. My ‘real’ job is running a detective agency. Well, family history detection, anyway. I run Helpful Genealogy from home, spending hours and hours solving tricky family history mysteries, and researching complex family trees. It’s like doing a never-ending crossword puzzle.

I started painting again as a way of winding down when I’m too involved with these baffling mysteries. A chance to use the left side of my brain for a change. I do quick bold sketches, usually in ink, and then often complete with watercolours. I enjoy painting portraits, but especially love to draw when engaging in my other hobbies – drinking coffee, eating out, and watching cycle racing.

If you’d like to contact me, to see how I could help with your project, or just to ask a question, send me an email – naomidaviesart@gmail.com

You can hear an interview with me on local radio, Cambridge 105, talking about my art, and my story. (Starts at 1hr 38 mins)

Naomi by Mike Sim colour

photo: Michael J Sim