My work is an exploration of Realism in Fantasy; I have a strong passion to recreate nature in an nostalgic 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 Huron and Georgian Bay also the romance of lakes distict of Muskoka.


Yükselle Hassan Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts—University of Mimar Sinan in Istanbul, Turkey. 

The artist 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 in Southampton, Ontario since 2009.



Yükselle's 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; 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. “Evocative, Ambient and Atmospheric” —Impressions of recent art patrons Her creations are displayed at her Southampton home/studio, she accepts commissions.

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

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