“Since my childhood my favorite activity was painting and to paint things.”
For Dilara everything, since the moment she was able to perceive the life, has been the depiction of imagery and senses to the paper via drawings. In her very first attempts she commenced with the caricaturization of the illustrations in her tour guide mother’s English books.

In the course of time her interest and love towards drawing transformed into a passion, to be a painting teacher required imagination, hard working and usage of current materials in a different way. Having drawn her caricature at the age of seven, in this long, exhaustive and demanding path her first stop was her undergraduate study in the Süleyman Demirel University, Fine Arts Faculty, Traditional Turkish Arts Illumination Art Major.

Dilara’s detailed drawings, studies and the discovery of painting’s mathematics introduced her with the Islamic art illumination that leads back to the Anatolian Seljuk Empire and in which golden and navy blue are indispensable.

This was also a lasting and more demanding adventure’s first step…
“I interpret the art of illumination that became a classic with its rules in a modern sense.”
After her education in the Süleyman Demirel University, she moved to Istanbul and commenced her professional studies as of 2010.

Dilara, with her peculiar style and works, crossed the boundaries of Turkey and extended to the Arabian Peninsula. She was invited to Kuwait to give a seminar about illumination in 2013.

Having realized her first foreign seminar with this invitation, she aimed to reintroduce illumination art that had had its heyday under the Ottoman rule with the Islam geography. In the ensuing years of 2014 and 2015, she gave illumination lessons in Kuwait.

With direct and online seminars in Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia and with the foreign and native students she educated, she continues her studies to broaden the scope of illumination art and makes it more known.

Dilara, who married in 2014 and have a daughter, now aspires to make illumination art more known in both world and Turkey by “UNIQUE By Dilara Yarcı” brand…




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