I was born in Bursa, Turkey in 1958.

I can honestly say I have spent most of my childhood days surrounded by horses. The horses my family owned were a very important starting point in my painting career, and I have spent many of my days since drawing them. I have observed their joys, affections and passions very closely.

This love of horses took me to study veterinary medicine at University. Whilst studying, I still continued to paint regularly and it remained one of the most important things to me. As I learnt the muscular, organ and bone structure of horses in our anatomy classes, I regularly drew numerous sketches. This provided me with a great opportunity to have a sound foundation for my paintings.

I did my veterinary internship in a clinic in Normandy, France in 1980; and then in 1981, graduated from the Veterinary Faculty, at Ankara University, Turkey. At this time I was both painting and working as a veterinary surgeon. In 1990 I prepared a doctoral dissertation and gave a presentation on ‘The Performances of Race Horses’ at the Institute of Medical Sciences, Ankara University. Thus earning the title of ‘PH Dr. Veterinary Medicine.’

I have held approximately forty-five personal art exhibitions, both nationally and internationally; and attended around fifteen art fairs. I have also received various awards and honourable mentions in competitive exhibitions.

I worked for the Turkish Jockey Club for seventeen years as a field veterinary surgeon. This period was of primary importance for me to analyse the lives of horses and to better understand their psychology and social lives. Many of the drawings from this period in my life form the foundations of my paintings. I have since been closely involved in setting up many Jockey clubs, and there after their activities and progress. I am also a member of many watercolour painting associations.

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