25.09. - 04.10.
Born in Nijverdal - Holland
1953-58 Primary School Aufkirchen - Germany
1958-59 Municipality Gymnasium - Germany
1959-60 Private High School Berg - Germany
1960-68 Almelo Erasmus Lyceum - Holland
1968 Hotelier Occupation High School Bad Reichenhall
1968 Married and came to Turkey. First she lived
in Ankara, afterwards she lived for many years in Marmaris
1997 Settled in Ataköy – Gökova.
Because Dineke has spent her childhood in Holland, a country famous for
its nature, sea, breakwaters, windmills and painters, painting did come
quite naturally to her.
Alongside her house in Ataköy a modern workshop has been erected by her
husband and his younger sister. The sister, Semiramis Öner, lives in Holland
and compensates her homesickness with her painting. Painters of the vicinity
began to gather in the workshop, build in her name, and started to work as a
As a member of this group Dineke, too, took to the brush and began
painting very impressive pictures and landscapes with tiny meticulous brush
strokes, following the traditional Dutch school.
The first descent from the Sakar Mountain provides a nice surprise for
everyone! An unbelievable view stretching until the horizon is embracing us.
And with every descent one is equally enchanted, because one is
transported into different frames of mind. Every time we approach excitedly
and marvel about what will await us.
The gulf and plain of Gökova, Akyaka and the villages surrounding it
never cease to fascinate us, whatever the season, adding beauty and charm to
our lives, arising awareness about how lucky we are to be able to live here.
Our greatest wish is to be able to see, live, transfer, share and, most
important of all protect this beauty.