British woman’s images of anatolian dervishes
A British woman enjoyed Fethiye during her holidays a lot that she decided to live there. She was influenced by Anatolian dervishes so much and she now paints the images of those dervishes.
Susanna Winkler came to Fethiye for a holiday five years ago. She liked the natural and historical beauty of Fethiye and decided to live with. During her holiday Susanna Winkler has made the necessary research, and then settled in Fethiye. She began to search for the culture of Turkey, and the more she has learnt, the more she was fascinated. Susanna Winkler was especially influenced by the life stories of Anatolian dervishes, and she reflected this admiration in her paintings. Made by a mixed technique of pastel, gouache, and pencil, she portrayed Mevlana, Pir Sultan Abdal, Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli and the whirling dervishes. She said she felt relieved and relaxed when painting these pictures.
She takes her pictures to the second hand market every week, and says she will keep to paint pictures describing the beauties of Anatolia.