The paintings of Soraya Bradley
- hope through beauty - the romantic realist paintings of artist, Soraya Bradley -
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b. 1975 - South Australia

Awards & Honours

Winner of the best in show. 14th Annual Rotary Art Show, Southwards Car Museum, October 2016

Winner of the best portrait/figure in show. 12th Annual Rotary Art Show, Southwards Car Museum, October 2014




Open Studio,  Kapiti Arts Trail, November 2014 & 2015

Lembas Cafe, June 2009

Lembas Cafe, November 2008

Quimzy Gallery, Wellington, November - December 2007

Framework, Gallery September 2007

Ashton Grove, Wellington, July -August 2007 (Featured Capital Times)

Kapiti Arts Trail, Lembas Cafe, October - November 2006 

Framework Gallery, March- April 2006

Lembas  Café, December - January 2006

Blue Gecko Café, September - December 2005

Lembas Café,  June -July 2005

Framework Gallery, May - June 2005

Kapiti Arts Trail, November 2004

Naxos Art, Wellington, July -August 2004



Christchurch Art Show, June 2017

Christchurch Art Show, June 2016

Project Butterfly, Group Exhibition, Refinery Artspace, Nelson, May 2014

11th, 12th, 13th Annual Rotary Art Show, Southward Car Museum, October 2013-2015

Duo Show, Terrace Downs, Canerbury, with Veronica Young, May- June 2011

Kapiti Arts Trail, Lembas Cafe, November 2009

Home and Garden Show, Wellington, 2008

NZ Art Show, Wellington, 2008

Framework Gallery December - January 2008

Kapiti Arts Trail, (with Jan Kerr, Liane Ashman and Crispin Korschen)  November 2005

Expressions arts and entertainment centre, Upper Hutt, April - May 2005


Selected Press

Penduline Press, USA, Issue 10, Sept 2013, Interview with Soraya.

Artfind Calendar 2010, Painting selected for illustration.

Artfind Calendar 2008, Image selected for illustration

Astrolog 2008, Paintings selected for illustration

Moon Diary & Calendar 2008, Paintings selected for Illustration

Astrolog 2007, Paintings selected for illustration

Article, The Mail by Shannon Gillies, September 20th 2007    

Moon Diary & Calendar 2007, Paintings selected for Illustration

Article by Jill Huges 2006    

Rainbow News, Article, February 2006    

Printroom Calendar, Image selected, 2005    



Diploma of Art&Creativity (Honours) 2004-2006

Diploma of Interior Design 1998

Diploma of Education,  minoring in Art (with Don Ratana & Chris) University of Waikato, 1994-1996.

June 21st 2010. Soraya broke her right wrist. For fours years ongoing complications effected her dominant hand, in 2014  it was finally operated upon. Tho’ not back to full health,  Soraya has taught herself to use her left hand to maintain her painting.