I carry out demonstrations to art groups and societies throughout Southern England and London, and run workshops at different venues in the South. To book please contact me on 01264 350181 Home or 01264 889922 Studio
Trip to The South of France
Daler-Rowney Choice Award, Society of Women Artists, June 2004
Daler-Rowney 2005 Calendar Cometition, October 2004
Edwin Young awards Salisbury Open 1997
The painting was purchased for the Edwin Young Museum collection.
Edwin Young award April 2002
About the Artist
Soraya was born in Tehran and graduated with a diploma in Natural Science in 1975, and went on to study Agricultural Engineering at Tehran University. Due to political unrest in Iran she abandoned her course and decided to live in Rome for a year. In 1977 she came to England to study English in Cambridge and went on to do Business Studies at Constable College in Tunbridge Wells. She attended an experimental Painting workshop tutored by Penny Lyon and Richard Plincke RI at Cricklade College in Andover in the late 1980's , and has since worked with some outstanding tutors. A versatile artist, Soraya works in Watercolours, Pastels, Acrylics and Mixed Media. Flowers, African scenes and seascapes are amongst her favourite subjects where she can use the play of light and vibrant colours to full effect.
Soraya exhibits her work mainly in the south of England and London in mixed and solo exhibitions and galleries throughout the year. She exhibits annually with the Society of Women Artists where she won the prestigious Daler-Rowney Choice award in 2004. She is also a council member of The Society of Women Artists. She is a demonstrator for The New York based company GOLDEN acrylics and Caran D'Ache of Switzerland . she demonstrates her painting techniques to art groups and Societies in the south of England, and London and runs private workshops at her own Studio; she is an elected member of the Society of Floral Painters and The Society of Women Artists, and is currently the President of the Andover Art Society. Soraya is a regular contributor to The Artist magazine. In July 2005 she won the SAA Artist of the Year award. Soraya's studio is situated at Project Workshops near Andover in Hampshire , where she has a permanent display of her work and runs regular painting workshops. The success of her first book, titled 30-minute Acrylics led to a second commission by HarperCollins titled