BIO & STATEMENT
Oya Sortino was born in Izmir, Turkey. She moved to the United States at the age of 20. She completed her education, had a family and after 40 years, she returned to her homeland where she now resides.
She is a self taught artist; starting at a very early age.
She works with all mediums including oils, pastels, charcoal, acrylic, but favors watercolor. She has been concentrating on paintings that reflect the everyday life and subjects of her native country that are slowly being replaced by our modern era. She now lives in Foca, Izmir, a quiet fishing town on the Aegean Sea.