Growing up in Istanbul, art was my passion. Later, after leaving as a political refugee, I lived and worked as a doctor in London for over 25 years.
Now art is a major of my part of my daily life.
I have always been happiest by the sea and coastal areas inspire me with their visual beauty, sounds and smells. I admire the physical forces of the water and the wind. 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 North London Artist Network, 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 again, this time for my etching of "Black Cat".
Portrait by Mike Goldwater