I have lived mostly in the UK. However, in 2008 we took up residence in Bodrum, on the Aegean coast.My interest in art stems from when I studied sumi-e in Japan and oil painting while briefly in Turkey. I continued... Read More
I have lived mostly in the UK. However, in 2008 we took up residence in Bodrum, on the Aegean coast. My interest in art stems from when I studied sumi-e in Japan and oil painting while briefly in Turkey. I continued to work with brush and India ink throughout my working life in the UK, where I settled. Whilst there I followed the works of the so-called London School with close interest, namely Hockney, Kitaj, Auerbach, Kossoff, Freud and of course Bacon, not to mention British artists who emerged later. I am an Economics graduate from the University of London and have a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. My PhD dissertation was published by Routledge in 2010 as The Great Seljuqs – A History. In Bodrum I studied life drawing with Zeynep Çavuş and then Art with Ayla Eriş, founder of the Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Fine Arts Faculty. I continue to study various aspects of composition with Ayla Eriş whose paintings are held in collections worldwide.
WHO I AM
I am interested primarily in the abstract interaction between colour, shape and line.
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