Golden Acrylics Demo and Textured Seascape Workshop with Soraya French

A comprehensive demonstration of Golden Acrylics followed by an
afternoon workshop to paint a textured Seascape in Acrylics

About Soraya French

Award winning contemporary artist Soraya French combines a successful exhibiting career with writing books as well as articles for the UK’s leading art publication ‘’The Artist’’ magazine. She also carries  out occasional experimental workshops both at home and abroad. The success of her art books commissioned by Harper Collins have brought her an international recognition and following.

Soraya is a director and former  president of The Society of Women artists and curates their annual exhibition at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London.

Soraya works in all painting media but is particularly known for her expressive and colourful mixed media paintings. Use of vibrant colours, light and expressive textures are prominent features of her work. The ambiguity and evocative quality in her paintings 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.

Soraya’s studio is located at Project workshops in Quarley near Andover, where she works and runs occasional two day experimental workshops. A selection of her paintings and prints can be viewed at the studio by appointment and at their two open studio weekends in May and December. For details of workshops and forthcoming events and exhibitions please visit

Demonstration – The A-Z of Acrylics

Run by Soraya French, Director and former President of the Society of Women artists and the UK’s Golden Certified Working Artist, this demonstration includes lots of valuable information about acrylics, guiding you through the basics while opening up new possibilities!

You’ll gain information about mineral and modern pigments and how this relates to clean colour mixing, glazing and the creation of fabulous new colours. Learn the unique properties of Golden Fluid, Heavy Body, OPEN and High Flow Acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects. Get a comprehensive overview on the many Gels & Mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of colour, used for sculptural effects and more. This demonstration also includes a review of Grounds that create truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. Soraya will include an array of examples of these materials put to use in the hope that you leave enthusiastic to explore the extensive potential of acrylic painting!


Workshop: Paint a Textured Seascape in Acrylics

This workshop is designed for all levels of ability and aims to inform the artists with a variety of possible techniques with the wonderful medium of acrylics and its related materials such as texture paste. You will gain a lot of information and widen your creative boundaries.

Although the chosen theme is a seascape the techniques can be applied to a wide variety of subjects in a fun and informative atmosphere.


£70.00 for the full day – places strictly limited

Wednesday 6th July 2022