Soraya French

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Soraya French
ثریا فرانسه
Born1957
Tehran, Iran
Known forAuthor of educational books and acrylic painter
Websitehttp://www.sorayafrench.com/

Soraya French (born 1957 in Tehran) is an Iranian artist known for her vivid use of colour in acrylic based multimedia and she has produced two books[1] 30 Minute Acrylics, and Dynamic Acrylics and an instructional DVD.[2]

Work[edit]

She is a regular contributor to The Artist magazine and regularly holds painting workshops in her studio at Project Workshops.[3] She is a demonstrator for GOLDEN artist colors.[4]

She is the President of the Society of Women Artists (SWA)[5] and the Andover Art Society,[6] a member of Society of All Artists (SAA),[7] Society for Floral Painting (SFP) and Wallop Artists.[8] She has won various awards, the most notable are the Daler Rowney Choice Awards at Society of Women Artists.

Soraya is a versatile artist working in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media in a variety of subject matters such as musicians, café scenes and African market scenes amongst others. Many of her subjects are travel based and people in everyday life situations feature a great deal in her work, light and colour are the two important elements in her paintings together with semi abstract passages and a sense of ambiguity where she allows the viewer to make up the story.[9]

Awards[edit]

  • Runner up in Test Valley Art’s Foundation Award at The Best of Hampshire 2009
  • Test Valley Art’s Foundation Award for The Best Painting by a Hampshire Artist (Best of Hampshire Exhibition) at Sir Harold Hillier’s in November 2008
  • Best Miniature Society of Floral Painters Mottisfont 2006
  • Artist of the Year 2005 Artist & Illustrators exhibition
  • Daler-Rowney Choice Award, Society of Women Artists, June 2004
  • Winchester Art Club 76th annual exhibition November 2003
  • Salisbury Open Award April 2003
  • Fight for Sight regional competition November 2002
  • Edwin Young Award April 2002
  • Edwin Young Award Salisbury Open 1997 -The painting was purchased for the Edwin Young Museum collection

References[edit]

  1. ^ Archipelago, World. "Soraya French". HarperCollins UK. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  2. ^ "Home page". Townhouse Films. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  3. ^ "Soraya French: Painter". Resident Artists. Project Workshop.
  4. ^ http://www.goldenpaints.com/artist/wap/artist.php?uid=73
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-10. Retrieved 2011-04-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Home". Andover Art Society. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  7. ^ "Tim French". SAA Professional Members' Web Pages - Art Society, SAA. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  8. ^ "Home". Wallop Artists. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  9. ^ "Homepage". Soraya French. Retrieved 2016-03-13.

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