Gonul Engin Yilmaz is a Turkish artist, born in Istanbul. She graduated from Robert College (ACG) and Technical University of Istanbul. She started to paint at a very early age admiring her mom embroidering beautiful floral designs on fabric when she sewed dresses for Gonul and her three sisters. When she painted she created her artwork with the colors of the nature surrounding her. She was very much enchanted by the beautiful and changing colors of nature around her. She says, “I would not want to miss any of the nature's transformations, from summer to fall and from winter to spring... When I watch the transitions, I transfer them to my canvas filled by my feelings at the first chance".
Her deep love and passion combined with her artistic values and skills come into life on her canvas as landscapes, still life, floral and portraits. She takes an impressionist approach using oil on canvas. In addition to being an artist, she is a professional tour guide. She presents the exciting beauty of her hometown, Istanbul, as well as other sights she has visited, through an artist’ s eye in her paintings. Many of her paintings are in private collections especially in Turkey and the USA.
Her work has been presented and discussed in the press such as the Turkish Sport and Life Magazine (Sports ve Yasam Dergisi) and Turkish Employers Magazine's (Isveren) art section.
Idil Art Gallery, Istanbul - May 13 - 24, 2017
Idil Art Gallery, Istanbul - Oct 11 - 24, 2016
Idil Art Gallery, Istanbul - Jan 26 - Feb 6, 2016
Alta Art Gallery, 4. Levent Tenis Klubu, Istanbul - Oct 16 - Nov 4, 2015
Alta Art Gallery, Lutfi Kirdar, Istanbul - Apr 2 - 5, 2015
Alta Art Gallery, Istanbul - Dec 14 - 29, 2014
Nisart Gallery, Istanbul - Jun 30 - Jul 10, 2014
Alta Art Gallery, Lutfi Kirdar, Istanbul - Apr 5 - 8, 2012
Waldorf-Astoria, New York - Sep 11 - 13, 2009
Art Expo, New York - Feb 26 – Mar 2, 2009
Galata Rotary Club, Istanbul - Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2007
Galata Rotary Club, Istanbul - Apr 1 - 8, 2006
Ariyel Art Gallery, Istanbul - May 2 - 7, 2006
Ümit Yaşar Art Gallery, Istanbul - Feb 22 - Mar 22, 2003
Ümit Yaşar Art Gallery, Istanbul - June 11 - 20, 2000
Tayyare Cultural Center, Bursa - April 1 - 9, 2000
Ümit Yaşar Art Gallery, Istanbul - Apr 16 - May 5, 1995