Ahmet Ogras was born in 1961 in Balikesir , Turkey. After graduation from Middle East Technical University as a Civil Engineer in 1988, he founded his own construction company and he has been working as a contractor since then.
In the pursuit of improving his painting skills, Ahmet Ogras has joined many workshops of famous watercolor artists such as Joseph Zbukvic, Alvaro Castagnet, Liu Yi, David Taylor and Chien Chung-Wei.
It was the simplicity and poetry of watercolor painting that attracted Ahmet Ogras to the world of watercolor. He mainly selects his subjects from both the city life and in nature. Apart from realistic imagry and colors, he is interested in the influence of light while interpreting subjects in his paintings.