I spent my childhood at my father İlhami Atalay’s atelier. In the İlhami Atalay Art Gallery, paintings were sold to the collectors from all over the world. They were my most productive years. I was reproducing my father’s paintings. I have endless works of collage, charcoal painting and tile art. I do not have any paintings at hand from that period. However, I can share those that were photographed and documented.