Ambassador of the Week: Hilmi Şimşek

Meet Hilmi Şimşek, this week’s top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador!

watercolor painting of bird
“The Moment Comes” (watercolor, 50 × 70 cm) It is possible to reach a picture with watercolors before the emotions run out, like the moment a bird hangs in the air.

I was born in Amasya/TÜRKİYE on 1974. Graduated from Marmara Univercity, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting Department.

Middle School and High School, I am a Visual Arts Teacher and wildlife artist.

Watercolor is a special material; It is possible to reach a painting without running out of emotions with watercolors. Such as life.

watercolor painting of birds
“Tern and Cub” (watercolor. 50 × 70 cm) The mother’s scent and warmth give the cub peace of mind.

The idea behind Wildlife art is to use my artwork to fund my efforts towards a better environment.

Artwork can be such a vital tool in this regard as it often can hold so much power.

watercolor painting of cat
“Let Your Name Be Spring” (watercolor, 50 × 70 cm) Without animals and plants, the world would be black and white!

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PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.



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