Naomi Taitz Duffy is originally from the Bronx in New York City. She attended the High School of Music and Art and earned a Bachelors of Fine Art at Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. At university Naomi majored in illustration and was introduced to printmaking which she considers a big influence on her painting. She went on to work in graphic design and eventually took a turn in her career to earn a Masters Degree in Education in 2004. Naomi spent the next ten years teaching students from kindergarten to fifth grade- from a start-up charter school in Harlem, NY to a small independent school in Washington DC. During her early years teaching in New York, she attended classes at the Art Students' League where she met her husband Austin in a figure drawing class. After moving to Washington DC and having her first child in 2012, Naomi shifted her focus back to her art. Now apart from caring for her two young children she has committed herself to painting. In 2017, Naomi and her family relocated from the United States to Dublin, Ireland where she is now based. Her work is held in private collections internationally.