Soraya is a contemporary artist, tutor and author. She combines a successful exhibiting career with writing books as well as articles for the Uk’s leading art publication ‘’The Artist’’ magazine and carrying out occasional experimental workshops both at home and abroad. The success of her art books commissioned by HarperCollins have brought her international recognition and following.
Soraya works in all painting media but is particularly known for her expressive and
colourful mixed media paintings. Use of vibrant colours, light and expressive textures are prominent features of her work. The ambiguity and evocative quality in her paintings leaves something for the viewer’s imagination. She has been the recipient of a number of prestigious art awards in the last few years and her work is held in many private and public collections both at home and abroad.
Soraya’s studio is located at Project workshops ( www.project-workshop.co.uk ) in
Quarley near Andover, where she works and runs occasional two day experimental mixed media workshops. A selection of her paintings and prints can be viewed at the studio by appointment and at their two open studio weekends in May and December.
Soraya is currently the president of The Society of Women Artists.
For details of workshops and forthcoming events and exhibitions please visit
Soraya’s publications to date
30 minute Acrylics - HarperCollins 2007
Dynamic Acrylics - HarperCollins 2009
Expressive painting in mixed media - Crowood Press 2014
Contemporary Landscapes in Mixed media - Batsford 2017
Learn Acrylics Quickly - Batsford 2018
Dynamic Acrylics DVD, Revealing the secrets of Acrylics DVD - Townhouse films