Born and raised in Istanbul, Ayse Sirin Budak is a self-taught artist who currently pursues her passion for art by creating with and around her two little girls at her home studio in New York. After graduating in 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science, she spent almost 5 years working on private cooperations in New York City. Having had no professional art training gives her the encouragement and freedom to simply create from her heart. Her interpretation of aesthetic form through the integration of color, architecture, sculpture and landscape includes of no rules nor methods. Her unique technique involves creating directly with her materials rather than first sketching. It is safe to say that all her works are completely intuitional. She mainly creates in mixed media, mostly acrylic, natural ink and fabric on cotton paper or linen canvas. She emphasizes the concept of 'wabi sabi', the beauty of imperfection which is the reason she is naturally drawn to painting on handmade cotton paper and linen canvas; for their distinctive uniqueness and imperfections.