Newsome’s subject matter is drawn primarily from nature and the emotional allusions and metaphors found in nature. Her color work celebrates the light and exuberance of day, while her black-and-white work delves into the shadowy, more emotionally complex realm of night and darkness.
Newsome received her BA in Biology (University of California at Santa Cruz, 1976) and her MA in Art with a Ceramics Emphasis (San Francisco State University, 1987). She currently lives in the Sonoran desert of Arizona with ceramic artist and husband Jeff Reich. Together they run Indigo Street Studio in Mesa, Arizona.