ānāyā arts was born when Fiona finally stepped out of her comfort zone & faced her fears. There was something hidden behind the mindless doodling, the love for art class & the various sketchbooks. It was only until her 30's that Fiona was able to accept herself & accept that she was a natural born artist!
Korlu Soriba who goes by the Pen name Fatuma Kou is a multifaceted artist that is known for her generosity and compassion. Born in Liberia, and raised in Canada. She draws inspiration from both connections, to her African heritage and Canadian home. Her passion is to encourage each and everyone of us to embrace the beauty of story telling, diversity and our own uniqueness. Every craft that she makes holds a deep meaning and tells many stories that resonate on an individual level with her audience.