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Naomi Geller Lipsky received her PhD in Biochemistry from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and enjoyed a satisfying career in research for many years. At the same time, she continued to develop her skills in the fine and decorative arts. When these latter interests finally became more compelling, she made the decision to retire from science and become a full-time decorative artist. She presently serves as President of the Society of Gilders.
She is best known for her work with quilling, an antique art in which paper strips are shaped and applied as ornaments, but she works in other media as well. Many of her pieces incorporate gold leaf. Her main body of work consists of Judaic ritual art and liturgical illustrations. She creates originals as well as limited edition lithographs, and she completes her artistic vision by doing all of her own matting and framing. Naomi has earned her accreditation from the Quilling Guild, and is a member of that organization. Her award-winning work has been exhibited in museums and galleries, and featured in books and other publications.
Naomi is a long-term member of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework, and founded its first Baltimore chapter. She also belongs to the American Guild of Judaic Art, and the North American Quilling Guild. In addition to creating artwork, Naomi is a graduate of the Master Seamstress Program at the University of Rhode Island.