Born in Spennymoor, Fiona Naughton gained a First Class degree in Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University, before returning to live in the area. Prior to January 2007, Fiona painted under the name of Horner, before remarrying. She currently lives in Tudhoe with her husband Patrick and son Joe. Many of her works reflect upon the people and places of her much loved Durham home.

Fiona undertakes commissions, and her works range in price from 40 (for a print on canvas) to 200. Price is dependent upon size and media used.