Featured Artist: Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs

Naomi Susan Schwartz Jacobs began creating digital paintings in 2008. "Motivated by color, each painting is a journey that develops organically, sometimes entirely abstract, occasionally partly figurative." Check out what she has going on for Boulder Arts Week.

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

Bright, colorful, uplifting, spiritual, Jewish/Kabbalah, digitally created, abstract, semi-abstract


Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

I fell in love with a piece at the Arts and Crafts Co-op, a collage on metal which said “the  highest peace is the peace between opposites” and included the Hebrew word for life. For me, creating art is indeed about integrating different parts of oneself  and the cosmos, which Kabbalah would say is the same process.


If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

Slightly further afield, I would like to collaborate with Denver Jewish artist, Martin Mendelsberg, who has created a font based on the script used in the Torah. I’ve done some initial work using the Hebrew alphabet in my work and I’d like to expand it.


What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

I will be inviting visitors to my home gallery to see my paintings printed on stretched canvas and metal, as well as affordable smaller prints in various sizes.There also will be an opportunity to see my computer animations, many based on my paintings.


Then what?

I’ve applied to three local gallery/art show opportunities. There is a good chance also that I will be exhibiting at the Lafayette Library this summer. One of my paintings also has been accepted to a national exhibit emphasizing the Jewishness of Jesus.