Professional Activities:
1952 - After four year college education of Fine Arts and fashion Design" graduated from the Technical Teachers' School in Ankara, Turkey.

1952-1957 - Worked as an artist at the National Highways Department of Turkish Republic designing publications and annual highway maps for tourists.

1957-1963 - Worked for the Turkish American Association in Ankara, Turkey.

1962-2009 - Worked as a freelance artist constantly creating
contemporary modern art paintings of portraits and landscapes especially getting inspired by the warmly hospitable Anatolian people and the spectacular sites of ancient civilizations and remnants of rich history, natural wonders and beauties of Turkey. She has also used dance and ballet figures, whirling dervishes and images of outer space in her paintings.

Participating in many group art shows and having one artist solo art exhibitions as listed below, the artist has numerous paintings and her art work at many private collections, residencies, offices, and at the kings' suits of 4-5 star hotels such as Dedeman Hotel.

1968-1970 - During her husband's sabbatical leave to continue his studies and research in the American university hospitals, Sevim Or lived with her husband and daughter in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A. for two years. There she continued to work as a freelance artist painting landscapes of the gorgeous Cities and environment including beautiful Charles River and also painting portraits of the two teenage daughters of the landlord and other American friends. She also drew some highway maps for a company in Boston as a freelance artist and cartographer.


1982-1996 - While going on working as a freelance artist, Sevim OR participated in many group art exhibitions and other social, cultural and charity activities as the member, charter member and the Vice Chairman (Chairwoman) of two Lions Clubs in Ankara, Turkey.


1991 - One artist Solo Exhibition by the Artist at the Art Gallery of Is Bank, Ankara, Turkey.


1992 - One artist Solo Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Emlak-Kredi Bank, Ankara, Turkey.

1994 - One artist Solo Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Urgup City Hall, Nevsehir, Turkey.

1996 - One Artist Solo Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Turkish -American Association, Ankara, Turkey.


1996-Present - The artist has been living in the U.S.A. since 1996, continuing to work as a freelance artist creating acrylic paintings including landscapes inspired by the magnificent exciting views and the breathtaking, vividly colorful foliage seasons of the New England region of this country.