I was born in 1959 in Ozankoy, Cyprus. I left Cyprus to study Veterinary Sciences at the University of Ankara, graduating in 1984. In 1987 I began teaching in Primary schools as a substitute teacher, and then as a form tutor and Art teacher for the following 30 years. Art has been a passion of mine since childhood and I’ve experimented with different mediums and different paints, however the impressionist approach to painting has always been my inspiration. I have participated in exhibitions organised by the ministry of education and culture five times. In 1995, 1999 and 2012 I have opened my personal exhibitions, additionally when I was a teacher I organised several KTOS (Turkish Cypriot Teachers Union) art exhibitions. I paint excerpts of daily life and nature in Cyprus and use the canvas to project my feelings through the use of heavy layers of paint and palette knives. I have painted moments from 2004 as it was the year that the Cypriot referendum process took place and a very critical year for our island. I’ve specifically focused on the facial expressions of demonstrators who took part in the peace fires in villages on our island.