Artwork by Ozlem
My name is Ozlem and I am from an undeveloped region of a developing country in Middle East. Growing up in a society where art is considered unnecessary was an important fact for me to pursue other paths. It took me a long time to figure out what my actual desires are and how important art is for my life.
Now, I am 35 years old and it has been a year since I seriously started to focus on studying painting on my own. I majored computer engineering department in a university in my country , then became a project manager there, and then moved to Tokyo to study MBA in Japan, though somehow I was not feeling satisfied after all when everything was accomplished. I felt as if I was playing a role which was not my own. In addition, while I faced an unfortunate injury on my hand, I finally understood that I only felt sad that I may never be able to paint again.
After deciding to focus on painting, I started to grasp the vastness of knowledge that I must learn such as , how to use brushes, mix colors, prepare canvases, draw perspective, build layers, etc. Although I visited museums as much as possible last year, I realized that there is indeed a limit on what you can learn by only looking at old & new masters works or reading art books. That was when I finally found Old Masters Academy.
After checking YouTube videos and Old Masters Academy ‘s website content and then applied them on my paintings, I was convinced that I will find what I was looking for by taking your online course. I would like to win this course to prove myself that it is never late to follow one’s dreams.
Life is so unpredictable. Some steps are so easy to take and some are not. I took a step to an uncertain path about a year ago. And I would like to have your support on my new journey. I really appreciate that you take your time to read my story and it would be amazing if you vote for me. Thank you!