Soheila boldly unveils her emotions in her paintings, each filled with
more passion than the last. She is particularly skilled in her use of
lighting and colour, effectively changing the mood of a painting from
bright to sinister. Her strongest skill is her ability to convey human
emotion, from the light hearted the Lovers to the bold black strokes
used in Domestic Violence. Soheila does not shy away from controversal
topics and just paints what's on her mind. She gives other work depth
by hiding objects and faces deep within the brush strokes, enticing
the viewer to take a closer look. The Warrior is a particular favourite
as she peers out from the canvas using muted colours as her

Paula Kerr
Art Freelance Journalist

Soheila Keyani's pictures lift the soul and take one into a world of
colour, form and texture which is wondrous in its rich variety. Her
pictures demand, and deserve, to be taken seriously. Individually
each is worthy to be hung and enjoyed - a gathering of several in one
place is a feast, a riot of richness which is like looking into a hall
hung with splendour. Whether or not pictures have to speak, to have
a message to pass, is doubtful, Soheila's are uninhibited abstract expressions of depth and of substance, mindful of great music - intricate, balanced and lovely. Others, of no less depth, sound chords in single colours - achieving great sophistication by means of texture and
brushwork. Either way, anyone fortunate enough to see her work will experience something on a level above the mental images associated
with Abstract.

Modern these pictures are not: they have a timeless, ancient, quality redolent of gazing into deep mixed woodland or primeval landscape.
One looks for the emergence of wild things and mystical beasts. It is, however, a mistake to look for images of reality into Soheila's work, comforting thought that may be. The images are abstract, the reality
is that of the spirit and the emotions; of the variety of life's
experiences; of thoughts; hopes, fears, and loves. And maybe, of the mystery which confronts each of us: birth and death, infinity and

Richard Hayward