Yesim Meltem Gozukara
Born in Paris, in 1967, Yeşim studied Food Engineering at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara. She completed her further studies with the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne and the University of Melbourne.
Yeşim’s ambition to paint started at a very early age and enabled her to win many young artists awards. She received her first tuitions from Osman Oral and Vural Yurdakul. She then attended workshops of many notable artists such as Anthony Sum and Tony Smibert. Having developed her own style and techniques necessary to effectively communicate her impressions, she continues her journey and paint with passion. Watercolour allows her to reflect her emotions as well as to express the poetic, bold, rich, dynamic, dramatic beauty of the landscape around her.
Yeşim’s paintings has been featured in five solo and numerous group exhibitions which included the National Arts and Sculpture Museum, Izmir and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
She is currently working as seniour experimental scientist in Melbourne, Australia. Her paintings have been represented in many overseas and Australian private collections.