Soraya was born in Tehran and moved to England In 1977. She attended an experimental workshop with Penny Lyon and Richard Plincke RI at Cricklade College in Hampshire in the late 1980’s, and has since worked with some outstanding tutors. A versatile artist, Soraya works in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media in a variety of subject matters.
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 two art Books published by HarperCollins have brought her international recognition and following. She is a demonstrator for USA based art company GOLDEN and the Caran D’Ache of Switzerland. She demonstrates her painting techniques to art groups and societies in the south of England and London and tutors courses at Dedham Hall, Earnley concourse and Ma Saurine in the south of France. 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.