Meltem graduated from Ege University, Izmir where she studied Quantitative Economics. After setting up a public relations business she moved to London in the late 1980's, where she has continued to live ever since. Meltem has attended Fine Art courses at Chelsea and Richmond Schools of Art and then she committed full time to painting at Heatherly School of Fine Art in Chelsea to do continuous studies. She has been able to explore new avenues and develop her own painterly language.
Meltem’s work is drawn from sources as diverse as the Human figure, the constantly changing landscape around her and her life experiences. On viewing Meltem’s work the viewer is drawn into the painting through layering of oils and using a variety of media to complete her finished work. Through this process the painting itself takes on a life of its own allowing the viewer to step into the painting and start a visual journey with the artist. With Meltem’s ability to use different media for different subjects, her work remains as fresh as when her work was first seen and continues to evolve constantly.