Roynae Mayes was born in Canada in 1982, the fourth generation in a matrilineage of painters. In 2009 while living in Melbourne Australia, Roynae Mayes found the courage to pursue what was in her blood by taking on a Diploma of Visual Art at Latrobe College of Art and Design. By 2014 she had graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in Sculptural and Spatial Practices with a distinction in Honours.
Since graduating Roynae has been involved in several exhibitions and produced two public works. She teaches life drawing at Seven Easels, and continues to do administration and mentoring for Council of SVOo. In her private practice Roynae is inspired by Frank O’Hara’s Personism, she seeks to create what she calls abstracted visual poetry, objects that have a common visual vernacular but in their dedication to one person become layered with intimacy and innuendo.
Many of the beautiful photos on this site were taken by Alexander Clayton of Young Street Studios