I was born in Monaco and raised in the small village of Eze on the French Riviera. After obtaining my MD in Belgium, I studied several years in the United States towards a PhD in Science. I worked as a medical doctor, a teacher, and a scientist in Belgium, the US, and the Republic of the Congo. I was completely embedded in academia and then I had a chance encounter with Californian artist Cathe Grawin. Thus, having never held a paintbrush since childhood, I discovered a new world and never gave another thought to my CV. I will always carry with me Cathe's favorite and liberating quote "Not every piece is a masterpiece, and thank God for the gesso". I now stroll the paths of light and color, meeting thousands of artists along the way. It is a peaceful journey.

Instagram handle: Sohraby

You can also find some of my work at

Le Galériste is a canadian company that makes "wearable art" (art à porter") from original artwork. This includes clothing, masks, and tote bags, as well as household and decorative items, such as place mats, table cloths, curtains, pillow covers, and wall art.


Acrylic and mixed media


Pastels, photographs, drawings