Turkish watercolorist Rukiye Garip
Turkish watercolorist Rukiye Garip was born in 1964 Bartin. In 1985 she graduated from Painting department of the Vocational School of Gazi University. After graduation, Rukiye Garip worked as a stylist. She tried her hand in a pottery workshop. In 1987 she opened a ceramics workshop with a group of friends. In 1989, Rukiye Garip started working as an art teacher. She retired after having served 20 years in different cities and schools. Garip continues her studies in Balikesir still painting in her own workshop. Rukiye Garip draws realistic pictures in her favorite medium – watercolors. The main subject for her art – the beauty of Nature, which, according to the artist, is rapidly disappearing. The artist pays much attention to the details. She says: “I think that the main distinguishing feature is hidden in the details”. In her painting, Rukiye Garip uses blue and green, as the preferable colors creating the calming effect.
Rukiye Garip presented her watercolors at numerous international and regional exhibitions, becoming the winner and laureate of many of them. She also gives master classes and teaches her craft all comers. “Everything that nature gives us, I try to move into my drawings, make them realistic and alive. Every beautiful moment that nature gives us, I want to reflect in my work, every detail, even the finest, transmit watercolors on paper”.