Born in England by the age of 12 Roya had lived in the UK,
New Zealand and the United States. Her passion for art began at a very
young age when she would experiment in the glorious world of Crayola. The paintbrush was a natural transition.
In 2003 Roya received her BA in Art Studio from the University of Maryland, College Park. In 2005 she received her Post Graduate Diploma in Interior Design from the KLC School of Design in Chelsea, London.
Roya has the ability to work in many mediums. During the late nineties she began experimenting with melted wax on canvas. Soon after oil became her medium of choice, as well dabbling in the world of oil and acrylic. After years of experimenting as a teenager, her style of painting became more distinguished in the early 2000’s.
For two years after completing college, Roya lived in Rome where she
continued to paint and exhibit work, as well as develop what was becoming known as her own distinctive approach to painting. For the next 4 years Roya lived in London where she began using oil as a medium. She has art on permanent display at the Weissman Gallery, London and the Bridge and Tunnel Gallery, Newcastle, England and private commissions from the Shad Collection, Manhattan.
Roya currently resides in the US.