Hi, I’m Naomi. I am the creator of My Painted Bear. I am based in a little seaside town called Whitehead, in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is here that I work from my home studio.
My Painted Bear is made up of a number of characters. Starting with ‘Teddy', I like to think of him as the leader. He’s very wise and full of knowledge. He’s trustworthy and always has good advice for the others. The ‘Bunny’ is very flamboyant and colourful. She likes to challenge herself to constantly grow and evolve. She's carefree and considerate. Then there is the ‘Mouse’. He’s the brave one. Although he is small, he is fearless and, more importantly, he is completely at peace in his strong faith. Together they tell a story of hope.
The world is in need of encouragement. We need words that will affirm us in our identity.
We need to know that we are valued and loved - that we are thought of, especially in times of testing. In the valley days, we need a little helping hand to get us back up on to the mountaintop.
With prayerful consideration, I have created a range of products that I believe carries this message. It is confirmed through many testimonies. It builds my faith and inspires me to continue to create and expand the range.
I hope you enjoy the new catalogue. It is filled with best sellers and includes new and inspired images. I look forward to hearing from you, whether you are an existing stockist or are interested in coming on board with our Painted Bear family.
You can contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you!