Naomi Friend is lives and works on a small farm north of Ames, Iowa. She creates artwork about the land and its people, "Agrarian" art. She is currently working on a series documenting heritage breed farm animals using the antique photographic process cyanotype, combined with acrylic illustration techniques. Naomi graduated from Iowa State University with an MFA in Integrated Studio Arts in 2013. She received her bachelors degree from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.