Thicket Design is husband and wife team Freddy Clark and Naomi McCavitt.
Naomi McCavitt, a Richmond, Virginia native, is the painter and illustrator behind Thicket Design. Her extensive background in the fine arts includes a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has exhibited in group shows in Richmond, San Francisco, Miami, and Chicago, and has hosted solo shows in both Seattle and San Francisco. Since earning her Master’s in 2008, she has immersed herself in freelance design and illustration, and in 2014 was made one of the few in-house designer’s at World Art Group where she created top-selling designs and paintings. In 2015 she began creating species and other nature based illustrations for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and is now a contracted employee of the Department. In January of 2017 she decided to go freelance full time, starting Thicket Design for custom Natural History Illustration services and handmade home decor products featuring her designs as well as a curated selection of antique images. McCavitt is represented by Artist Partner's Illustration Agency in London.
Freddy Clark, born in Algonquin Illinois and raised mostly in Lynchburg VA, does all of the production, sales, and customer service for Thicket. He is the master craftsman of the duo, problem solving and innovating to make the new products that go into the store. Clark makes every order by hand and has taken it upon himself to learn the very old technique of decoupage to make Thicket Design platters. Clark has worn many hats including touring the world with his punk band The Riot Before for 6 years. In 2010 he decided to put down roots in Richmond and worked in the restaurant industry for many years. In 2014 Clark began working for The World Art Group selling art in the hospitality, home decor, and licencing markets. This experience serves him well in his roll with Thicket Design.
Thicket Design’s aesthetic combines McCavitt and Clark’s infatuations with natural history, antique treasures, American wildlife, and Victorian interiors with Naomi’s expertise in the entrenched traditions of illustration and classical painting styles. The sophisticated blend of these techniques and themes is the core innovation behind Thicket’s richly harmonious, yet charmingly idiosyncratic design model.