Yukselle Hassan

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Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts/University of Mimar Sinan in Istanbul, Turkey. Lived in Toronto, between 1971-2009; Worked for Scholastic Canada Ltd., in Toronto between 1979-2009, first as Graphic Designer and later as Art Director. Living and painting in Southampton, Ontario since 2009.

My work is an exploration of Realism in Fantasy; I have a strong passion to recreate nature in an atmospheric style on canvas. Organic shapes, flowing patterns created by nature's magic inspire me. My paintings depict the moods and colours of Great Lakes, beauty of Sweet Sea Huron and Georgian Bay. Romance of the lakes district of Muskoka also fascinates me.

Adoration for nature is expressed on her canvases. Conceived through a unique impulse, her paintings are created in the style of “Realism In Fantasy”. In this series of works you can sense hints of romance through evocative compositions of nature, executed with a modernist expression and abstraction.

As a nature worshipper, Yükselle takes great pleasure in gardening, hiking, swimming and photography.  Believes in nourishing the artistic soul with music and reading.

Yükselle’s work is displayed at Southampton Art Centre as a permanent artist. Her art has shown by Art Productions New York in The ArtExpo 2019 New York. Yukselle's paintings were displayed at various art galleries and group shows in Ontario; Blue Mountain Town Hall Thornbury; Loft Gallery, Thornbury; Mad And Noisy Art Gallery, Creemore; Durham Art Gallery, Durham; Black Dog Gallery, Thornbury, Ontario. As a solo exhibit at The Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre Southampton, 2014;  also commissioned by Bruce County for a painting featuring a landmark of the county; at Southampton Art Gallery, 2010-2014; Solo exhibit Collingwood Public Library, 2013; Art Square Gallery, Toronto, 2009; Outpost Cafe & Gallery, Southampton, 2000, 2001; McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg, Ontario, 1999; Inverlynn Art Gallery, Whitby, 1998; Guild Inn Outdoor Summer Art Exhibit, 1997; Hamilton Art Gallery,1997; Circle Arts, Tobermorey, 1996, 1997; Story Book House, Southampton, 1994,1995; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto 1993; Hamilton Art Gallery, 1992; Annual art shows at Gallery 306, 80 Spadina Street, Toronto 1985, 1986, 1987; North York Art Council, 1985; Hittite Gallery, Yorkville, Toronto, 1984; Master Piece Gallery, Yorkville, Toronto, 1977.

Yükselle's creations are displayed at her Southampton home/studio, she accepts commissions.

“You see the soul of the landscape beyond its physical majesty. I feel like I am
inside this place”.

“Evocative, Ambient and Atmospheric”

- Impressions of art patrons