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Soraya Smithson

I studied Fine Art at Middlesex Polytechnic in the 1980s and did an MA at Northumbria University in the early 1990s. I have been an active member of Leicester Print Workshop since 2001.

As well as printmaking I produce paintings, sewn work, ceramics and make sculptures and collages from tin and paper. I utilize all the print mediums available in the workshop, and mix and match print techniques and materials depending on the idea that I am working on.

The process of printmaking imposes a discipline. The restrictions of the process and of following a technique concentrate the mind. The rules of the process, and the colour and tonal constraints paradoxically encourage experimentation and a rebellion against the prescribed methodology and conventions. I seek to explore and exploit line and form to express the ordinary and everyday of life from my personal quirky angle.

Visit LPW to purchase Soraya’s work in the LPW Shop.

Courses I'm Teaching

Print courses starting in July 2023


Experimental Screenprinting

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July 10am - 4pm

This experimental course takes screenprinting from an editioning process into a means of creating one off pieces by using abstract colour pulls, simple stencil making, colour overlays and repeat printing of photographic imagery.