APPROACH AND INSPIRATION
My artwork is about the accuracy and idealisation of chosen specimens. By singling out a plant, I aim to depict every element that constitutes it, to bring that awareness to the public in order to focus a lens on the beauty in Nature, the universal beauty that link us all together. I try to develop a poetic vision of the world while giving existence to the unobserved
(BA Hons. Fine Art, Dip. Botanical Art/Illustration UK, Dip. History EuropeanPainting)
I am a Turkish-born French artist living in Dublin since 1997.
Along with my artistic practice, I have been teaching Art and Botanical Illustration in various places including the Institute of Art and Design in Dun Laoghaire since 2005.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
Plandaí Oidhreachta/Heritage Irish Plants, National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, November-December 2016
National and international group exhibitions include:
the Lexicon Gallery, Hive gallery in L.A, Talbot Gallery, Market studios, MonsterTruck Gallery, TempleBar Gallery & Studios, Oonagh Young Gallery.
Public collections include:
Arts Office Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown
Soho House- Istanbul Publication
Irish Society of Botanical Artists
Visual Artists Ireland