Yükselle’s work is an exploration of Realism in Fantasy; She has a strong passion to recreate nature in a nostalgic style on canvas. Organic shapes, flowing patterns created by nature's magic inspires her. Yükselle’s paintings depict the moods and colours of Great Lakes, beautiful Sweet Water Sea-Huron and Georgian Bay also the romance of lakes distict of Muskoka. 

Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts—University of Mimar Sinan in Istanbul, Turkey. Lived in Toronto, Canada 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 full time in Southampton, Ontario since 2009. 

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




Yükselle’s art is shown by Art Productions New York in The ArtExpo 2019 New York.

Her paintings were displayed at various art galleries and group shows in Ontario; Blue Mountain Town Hall Thornbury; Loft Gallery, Thornbury; Santa Fe Gallery, Owen Sound; 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

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, Toronto1993; Gallery 306, 80 Spadina Street, Toronto,1993; Hamilton Art Gallery, 1992; Gallery 306, 80 Spadina Street, Toronto1985, 1986, 1987; North York Art Council, 1985; Hittite Gallery, Yorkville, Toronto, 1984; Master Piece Gallery, Yorkville, Toronto,1977.



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 compositions of nature, executed with a modernist expression and abstraction. 

Her 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 these places”.

“Evocative, Ambient and Atmospheric”.

—Impressions of art patrons