Soraya French SWA SFP

Soraya French is a freelance artist, tutor and author. She is a regular contributor to the UK’s leading art publication  ‘’The Artist’’ magazine.   The success of her two art books commissioned by Harper Collins have brought her international recognition and following.  Soraya is currently writing her third book titled Expressive painting in mixed media. 

She is an elected member of the Society of Women Artists and a member of their council and exhibits her work with them annually at the Mall Galleries.  Soraya is the UK demonstrator for the New York based Art company GOLDEN Artist’s Colours and Caran D’Ache of Switzerland.  She carries out a number of lectures and demonstrations for art groups and societies throughout the year and runs workshops at her own studio in Hampshire, Dedham Hall, west Norfolk art centre as well as a number of venues abroad.

Soraya works in all painting media but is particularly known for her mixed media work.  Use of vibrant colours, light and expressive textures are prominent features of her paintings.  Although she is a figurative painter, there is a certain ambiguous and evocative quality in her work, which 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. 

Indian Market

mixed media
45 x 60 cm

Indian Market Vendors

mixed media
47 x 56 cm

African Market

mixed media
70 x 79 cm

The Lemon Seller

mixed media
35 x 35 cm