Nuran Iskit-Bektaş was born 1934 in
Istanbul (Üsküdar). She was educated as an Interior Designer at the
"Üsküdar American and Istanbul Academy for Fine Arts". Her talent to
paint has been supported by her American art teacher Miss Blatter.
Her love for beautiful nature gave her painting direction, after
coming to Akyaka in the year 1987. Nuran Iskit spends the winter
with her husband in her house in Istanbul Ayazpaşa, and lives during
the summer for the last 20 years, in the "4 Evler" ("Four houses”)
in Akyaka. She has a daughter and two grandchildren called Can and
Flowers as her main art topic in
Istanbul Beşiktaş Culture Centre
(15th-22nd of April, 2002)
Erenköy Bakraç Gallery (2004)
One of the reasons why I use
watercolours is that my hand got used to them during my academic
years, colouring architectural graphics. Another advantage for me is
the quick application corresponding to my character; the
transparency letting the paper structure shine through, the
lightness and transience, at the same time giving me the
possibility to produce a hazy atmosphere.
I have to remark that all of these
comments were uttered by dear friends.
When I started to paint flowers
after a long time, I thought that watercolours are my swiftest
possibility to transfer their corporealness, their colour, scent and
heart-warming liveliness onto paper.
About Nuran İskit:
“Nuran Iskit’s watercolours are
like fresh sun after a rain shower, brightness and of an inner
Sait Günel, Painter