Soraya French

Watercolours, Acrylics, Pastels, Mixed
Floral, Landscapes
HC, S, A

A versatile artist Soraya works in Watercolours, Pastels, Acrylics, Oils and mixed media. She is a demonstrator for Daler-Rowney and is regularly invited to demonstrate her painting techniques and run workshops for art groups in the south of England and London.

She exhibits her work in mixed and solo exhibitions in the south of England and has exhibited her work at the Mall Galleries in London where she won the Daler-Rowney Choice award in 2004.

As an elected member of the Society of Floral painters she regularly exhibits her work in Mottisfont Abbey and Sir Harold Hillier's Gardens at their annual exhibition.

In July 2005 Soraya was awarded the Artist of The Year by Society for All Artists at the Artist & Illustrator's show in London. She contributes articles to The Artist and Artists and Illustrator's magazines and is currently the President of the Andover Art Society.

Soraya has won the following awards: SAA Artist of the year award 2005, SAA Professional Experimental award 2005, 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, Fight for Sight regional competition November 2002, Salisbury Open Award April 2003, Winchester Art Club 76th annual exhibition November 2003