I was born in a small sea village in the city of Trabzon which is located in the Black Sea region of Turkey . As a child , I would spend days looking at the wonderful waves of the sea and enjoy watching the fishermen bring in their catch of the day . I took a fancy to the many different vessels that sailed the seas .
I come from a family of artists . My brother is a a famous cartoonist who draws for magazines in Turkey . I first started being involved in the world of art with my brother. A famous cartoonist named Oguz Aral gave me lessons and I started drawing cartoons . During high school , I started drawing portraits and held my first exhibit while a freshman in university . In the meantime , I had lessons from Mehmet Uygun and Yunus Bircan . At the same time I was studying to be an engineer . I was greatly influenced by Monet and Rembrandt . I continued painting after graduating form university as well as while working as an engineer .
I participated in several exhibits and personal exhibits . I even started an art club at the company where I worked to help motivate my fellow co-workers . I volunteered my weekends to the young children on my block . I introduced them to art and taught them how to paint .
In my painting , I prefer natural colors such as orange and turquoise with the aim of creating a half-abstract image to my viewers. The materials which I choose vary from water-colors to oil paints , acyrlic , sometimes seperately or together . I enjoy trying new techniques and research .
Currently , I have been residing in Orlando , Florida where I fully devote my time to art and creating artwork . I have participated in several art festivals in the Florida area which I have received a few awards. Several of my paintings have been exhibited in local galleries .
-2018 Studios of Cocoa Beach