There was no Academy of Fine Arts in Ankara at the time I graduated from high school, so when it wasn't until I was a married woman and a mother of a young girl that I attended a 4-year painting course in Istanbul. The most valuable thing that I learned during that time was not only the techniques and composition, but also how to express my feelings and thoughts and share those with others.
Psychology has become my second interest since my school years. How to understand human beings, myself, and life itself occupies my mind very much. My paintings have shaped up as psychological paintings. They are hardly “nice” or relaxing paintings, but that is not my aim. I want to create awareness.