Know Your Council Members
SORAYA FRENCH, PSWA
Over the coming weeks we’ll be introducing members of the SWA council, the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure the SWA machinery is well oiled... Today we have real pleasure in introducing our illustrious President... In her own words... I love the physical interaction with Paint and pigment and unashamedly confess to being a total
nerd, but when it comes to my painting, I try to use it intuitively and not let colour theory get in the way of my emotional involvement with the subject. As a young student I was influenced by the artists of the Nabis and the #Fauvist
movements, and they opened my eyes to the magical world of colour.
I love and admire artists who use colour in a big-hearted and unselfconscious way. Painting the #emotionalenergy
rather than the physical reality of what is in front of me is more important to me than the subject matter. For that reason you won’t find specific landmarks or places in my landscapes. My paintings are simply a result of my heartfelt response to the subject through many layers of colour, texture and pattern and I hope that I can transfer the same joyful experience to the viewer. #femaleartist #painting #ukart #figurativeart