Born in Tehran, Iran and moved to England In 1977. Works in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media. She regularly writes for ‘The Artist Magazine’, and the popularity of her two art books have brought her international recognition and following. She is a demonstrator for USA-based art company GOLDEN and the Caran D’Ache of Switzerland. Soraya demonstrates her painting techniques to art groups and societies in the south of England and London and tutors courses in both the UK and abroad. She is an elected member of the Society of Women Artists and The Society of Floral Painters.