Soraya French

Soraya is an internationally renowned artist who works in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media with a variety of subject matters such as musicians, café scenes and African market scenes amongst others.
Many of her subjects are travel based including people in everyday life situations. Light and colour are the two important elements in her paintings together with semi abstract passages with a sense of ambiguity.
Soraya has received a number of prestigious art awards for her paintings in recent years and many of her paintings can be found in private and public collections both at home and abroad. She is a regular contributor to The Artist Magazine. The success of her art books published by Harper Collins has brought her international recognition with a wide following. In addition to these she has produced two art DVD’s by Townhouse films. Her third book titled Expressive painting in mixed media features many of GOLDEN products and was published by Crowood press in August 2014.
She is an elected member of the Society of Women Artists and The Society of Floral Painters, and is currently the President of the Andover Art Society. Soraya combines a successful exhibiting career with teaching in a number of prestigious venues in UK and abroad including a number of workshops in her own studio based at “Project Workshops” in Quarley, Hampshire, where she works with her husband Tim, who is Director of their Art Gallery and Workshops.