Artwork by Nersel zur Muehlen
I am 43 years old, originally from Istanbul and have been living in the US for 20 years.
I have always loved drawing and painting. I remember getting in trouble for drawing under the desk in math class instead of listening to the teacher! Not going to art school has been one of my regrets in life but can’t turn the clock back.
After 15 years in the business world decided to finally leave my day job to “live a life in creative arts”.
Moving from working towards “having” to simply “being” was not easy but it certainly was rewarding. I have been taking drawing and painting classes as well as watching instructional videos to make up for the formal art education I didn’t get to have.
The attached oil painting on linen is a portrait of my Sunshine, my daughter. The photo was my screen saver for the longest time and finally I got to paint it and I painted it with much love!