Each year, we release an exclusive poster design created by an artist in the local community. These vibrant works of art showcase the creative talent in Thibodaux and make for unforgettable souvenirs.
Jean Ayo, a watermedia painter, loves the flow and reaction of water and color. Using watercolor, ink and acrylic, the artist delights in seeing color react, gradate and blend on a variety of surfaces in hopes of stimulating the viewer to use imagination to see more than meets the eye. Inspiration for subject matter is drown from the flora and fauna found along the southern gulf coast and is recorded on a variety of surfaces including paper, yupo, gessoed board and canvas.
The artist has studied with many accomplished artists and believes each has contributed to and enriched her work including: Lulu Ameen, Mary Boudreaux, Martha Guthrie, Jan Hart, Henri Hensche, Edgar Whitney, Don Andrews and Tom Lynch. Many concrete experiences influencing her work were provided by classes taught in the Nicholls State University Art Department. The artist's paintings have received several awards and can be found in many homes and businesses across the country.