We had the good fortune of connecting with Ece Diler and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ece, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
I am inspired mainly by humans’ complex emotions and how they manifest themselves to the outer world via tattoos or fashion, or behavior. Being interested in human emotions automatically makes me interested in the situations that humans go through. Also, Nature and its beauty, the shapes of the fruits or colors the flowers bring me so much inspiration. Everything is so interconnected in the world. So a simple fruit can deliver so many emotions to a human. Just think of a person who is eating strawberries for the first time.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I like to paint and experiment with different kinds of mediums like oil or acrylic paint. When I do oil paint, I mainly focus on human beings and their situations or emotions. Painting from real life requires a lot of practice and focus, but in the end, I feel happy to be reflecting common emotions human beings go through and let them know they are not alone. With acrylic, I like to play around a bit. My acrylic paintings are mostly color infusions where I pour in a couple of colors and mix them. I choose my colors according to my state of emotion.
I got to the place I am today by never giving up on my practices. Even when I felt low or had doubts about my art, I did not stop painting or creating. I just kept doing what I did. But growing is not something that stops. There is no endpoint where you reach and say I am the greatest. There is always a lot to learn, which makes it fun.
The biggest lesson I learned is there are always going to be challenges. Just accept that and keep walking. We are human, so our state of emotion is always going to change. I would say find out what motivates you and charge your motivation battery and keep practicing.
No matter where we are from and what kind of situations we are going through, we are all human and share many emotions. I would like them to enjoy a piece of art in their home find joy or peace of mind from my art.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I like to wander into nature a lot. So I would probably take them everywhere we can hike and camp. Let’s not forget the ocean and beaches. I’d make sure we visit Venice and Santa Monica; however, Ocean Park is my favorite beach area. I love the sun and the water. In the city, I’d take them to Melrose and Abbot Kinney, also probably Silverlake. It is always vibrant and fun around those areas. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Mostly I would like to thank my fiance. He has been so supportive from the beginning of this journey. Even when I didn’t have any belief in myself, he always believed me. He opened his doors to my art through his film sets as an art director, which brought me more opportunities and gave me so much courage. Secondly, I have to thank all of my teachers who shared all the knowledge and techniques they’ve learned throughout the years.
Lastly, I thank my parents for supporting me financially and letting me try to pave my way up to being an artist.

Website: www.ecediler.com

Instagram: @ecediler

Twitter: @ece_dlr

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