A self-taught watercolour artist, Naomi Tydeman was elected to the RI (Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour) in 2004. She lives and paints in Pembrokeshire where she has had her own gallery in Tenby since 1998. She has written articles for books and magazines and won several prizes for her work at a national level. She was elected to the Council of the RI in 2012. Naomi Tydeman won the Turner Watercolour Award at the RI Annual Exhibition, 4 April 2013 at the Mall Galleries.