- Contact Name
- Yukselle Hassan
Yükselle Hassan studied at the Academy Of Fine Arts (Mimar Sinan University) in Istanbul between 1962-1967. Worked for Scholastic Canada Ltd. in Toronto between 1979-2009, as Graphic Artist and later Art Director. Living in Southampton, Ontario since 2009.
An Adoration for nature is expressed on her canvasses. Conceived through a unique impulse, these recent paintings are created in the style of “Realism In Fantasy”. In this series of works you can sense hints of romance through evocative composition of nature, executed with a modernist expression and abstraction.
Recent commissioned works: Huron Blues, commissioned by Barbara Ribey of Kincardine ON; The Grotto of Bruce National Park for Bruce County Headquarters. Two landscapes of South Beach, Southampton; three paintings titled, Horse Shoe Bay, Summer Blaze and Spirit Of The Beaver Valley for Dr. Tara Sommerville and John Rich.
Artist’s Statement: My work is an exploration of realism in fantasy; representing familiar things and places in an imaginative way. Nature's magic work on earth, organic shapes and patterns created by its force inspires me; I paint the moods and colours of Lake Huron, the rocky beauty of Georgian Bay and Muskoka region, shorelines and fauna of Southampton. I have a strong passion to recreate nature on canvas as I see it to give pleasure to people's imagination.
Motto: quote by Friedrich Nietzsche “Live Life Like A Work of ART ”