Raya Salman was born in Lebanon, subsequently studied in France at the Sorbonne University and lived in England before coming to the US in 1991. Raya has taught art for many decades and has exhibited her oil paintings in numerous London galleries and London’s International Contemporary Art Fair.
Raya’s use of vibrant pigments in her paintings reflects her strong Mediterranean influence and her style is characterized by bright clean colors, a lot of blending and a personal Gouache technique that she developed for oil painting..
In addition to her passion for painting and teaching, Raya enjoys cooking, biking, swimming, hot yoga and holds a third degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.
At VisArts Raya teaches acrylic painting, Cocktails and Canvas and Finishing Touches.