Born in Ankara, Turkey, Latife Kahraman Warshawsky’s love of art started in childhood, but it was not until much later on that she could pursue a formal arts education. During her working career, she sustained her arts desire by working with pastels, watercolors, oils, and flower arranging in her spare time. A self-taught artist, her dedication resulted in a successful exhibition in the Baraz Gallery in the Istanbul Hilton.
n 1998 Warshawsky started her formal arts education at Saddleback College. She graduated from there with an associate of arts degree and then enrolled in Laguna College of Art and Design, graduating in 2007 with her bachelor of fine arts, magna cum laude. She is now completing her master’s degree in fine arts. She has participated in nine juried exhibitions and has had her work shown in art galleries in Laguna Beach and Fresno. Warshawsky is a member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and the World Art Foundation.
According to Warshawsky, a Mission Viejo resident, “We live in a fast changing modern world, which becomes more and more complex each day. In trying to comprehend and assimilate my life experience, I create art. My work is the product of all forms of art that have influenced me in the past and today. I love portraying the time and the mood of the moment. When I am painting, I feel like I am writing a poem in my journal. I live in my paintings while I am creating them. They are emotional, touching, romantic, alive, exciting and thought provoking. The process of creating them is a great pleasure, joy, and meditation for me.”
She added, “Each of my paintings has its own character. I want to connect with the viewer by sharing my thoughts so that we can experience the pleasure of these feelings together. My intent is to grow in my artistic path that I could bring the highest quality to my art. I want my viewers and collectors to look for this growth and appreciate the sound of academic quality while enjoying the art.”