Growing up in Istanbul, art was my passion. Later, after leaving as a political refugee, I lived and worked as a doctor in London over 25 years.
Now art is a major part of my life. I have always been happiest by the sea and coastal areas inspire me with their visual beauty, sounds and smells. This year I have been concentrating on painting seascapes, trying looser figuration and using mixed media in addition to oils. I have also started learning printing techniques.
I am a member of the NLAN, Hesketh Hubbard Art Society and the Medical Art Society. I regularly exhibit with these groups. I have been recently awarded with the Baron’s prize for the second time, for my etching of “Black Cat” on this occasion. “Standing Nude” will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries, during the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society annual exhibition this month (August 2015).