Souren is a British artist born in Persia (now Iran) and gained an MA in Fine Arts from Tehran University where she worked as a freelance graphic designer. She was commissioned by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and ran her own design business. She is an award winning international artist, photographer and make-up artist.
For Souren make-up, like anything else we wear, is an expression of who we are and used correctly, is not about covering anything up. The real art of make-up lies in uncovering the most beautiful aspect of you. It is an outward statement of how we see ourselves and how we want the world to see us.
"I am constantly pushing myself to expand my knowledge of technique and product. I am always refining my skill and improving my abilities."
Her training and affable personality provide her clients with a dependable, detail-oriented and multi-faceted professional to add to the success of the creative team of any project. Her signature style is a “Clean Beauty” look that is flawless and polished with a touch of glamour. She is comfortable and experienced with all styles of make-up work and, with her having trained as a professional artist, her body painting is exceptional.
With the advantage of having both professional design skills and an artistic nature Souren is consistently able to produce photos that will grab the imagination. Because of her personal history all of her work reveals elements of the mind, body and spirit. Her end product is profound and impossible to ignore. Every photo is a tableau in its own right. Real, surreal or abstract imagery - all are within her grasp.
“Photography is not just about taking the right photo; it`s about creating the right image with the right ambience. Every photo is a new story”
Shows and Expertise
- Graphic designer at NHS trust, London, UK
- Fashion illustrator at designer line KEU, Bangkok, Thailand
- Make-up artist at runaway KEU, Bangkok, Thailand
- Graphic designer at UNICEF, UN, Tehran, Iran
- Portrait photographer and professional artist
- Regularly commissioned to produce and direct music videos for Internet and TV broadcast
- Regular London and overseas exhibitions
- Commissioned body painter
- MA in Fine Art
What others say about her
“She has a flair for colour and an artist's understanding of shading, highlighting, proportion and tonal balance. She is experienced in using all types of cosmetics and loves using them to transform and enhance her chosen subjects.”
“Her calm demeanour is an asset when working in stressful environments such as fashion shoots. She continuously develops her skills and knowledge being always open to creating something new and innovative for her clients whilst, at the same time, supporting their personal vision.”