Naava is a painter and illustrator with a passion for creating emotional and inspiring art about children and motherhood.
Naava’s painting of a baby’s first pair of shoes is hanging at the headquarters of Pediped, the premiere children’s brand for baby shoes. Her portraits are in the private homes of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and actress Mary McDonnell. Naava’s art has been featured on social media by Pottery Barn Kids, Munchkin, Kardashian Kids and Huffington Post.
In the world of publishing, Naava's ink drawing of a mother and child was used on the cover of From One Mom to A Mother, by Jessica Urlich. She hand-lettered the cover of the parenting book, Ramshackle Glam, published by Running Press. Naava wrote, illustrated and self-published the children’s book, No Way No How Am I Getting Out of That Water.
After receiving her B.F.A and M.A., Naava worked as a Graphic Designer and Producer, creating kids content for clients including PBS and Scholastic. She then spent many years as an art teacher in New York City and New Jersey.
Naava now lives in Westchester, NY, with her amazing husband and her two beautiful little girls who climb on top of her and beg for snacks as she paints.