About Sousahne Mayes:
Sousahne is a professtional artist working from her home studio is Kelowna, British Columbia. She was educated at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, BC. After graduation Sousahne’s work was juried at the Robson Square Art Gallery, where she won two honourable mentions for a sculpture of a work titled ‘Shell Fish’ and a silk screen print called ‘The
Geisha’. She has held several solo exibitions in Prince George and Kelowna, BC, since that time. Years later Sousahne furthered her training in portraits under artist Ian Donn. Sousahne prefers the mediums of Watercolour and Gouache, of which she has worked exclusively for the past 10 years. The rich colour of gouache blends and offsets the subtle transparent washes of watercolour. Much of her insparation and study has come from the gouache Master Xiaogang Zhu of China. Recently, Sousahne is exploring the amazing colour of acrylics.
“While i love working on portraits, my passion is Koi. There is an energy I
draw upon that comes through my paintings when I work with Koi. I seek to
paint the rare moments of beauty, the rich vibrant colours in the Koi
themselves. To capture the pattern of light and shadow dancing through the
waters. It is harmony, a spiritual wonder.”