Naomi Smulian Mendel, the founder of Art Studio on the Boulevard, spent more than 40 years inspiring children to make magical art. She encouraged spontaneity while providing a solid basis in the fundamentals of art.
Naomi was a painter, children’s author and the creator of Love For Learning, a series of curricula for schools and daycare centers. Originally from Israel, she received her degree in Fine Arts and completed graduate courses at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and Grand Chaumier of Paris, France. She also earned a teaching certificate. Naomi taught and exhibited in South America, Israel, England, France, Trinidad, and of course, the United States.
She and her husband Jonathan called the Houston Heights home for over 30 years. Naomi passed away in February 2022.