Yasemin came from away, landing in the Vancouver area on the West Coast of Canada with her family as a child. She has been on excursions around and back since, but now, she’s home in the Southern Gulf Islands on Galiano, British Columbia.
I have been drawing since biology class when the fruit fly notations became detailed sketches that led to something more. Now, 120 oil-based pencil crayon set in hand, I touch down on patches of archival paper, where I explore the nuances of my environment, from the wild, country nature set deep into the surrounding water channels and churning sea, to domestic animals known and yet to be. The experiences / beings I portray define a sweet space in my psyche. The characters behind the drawings unfold as I skate around the surface of the page where my pencil crayons tickle life into blank spaces.
b. 1965, Stockholm, Sweden| Currently residing and working in the Southern Gulf Islands
University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1991
Vancouver Community College, Langara Campus, Diploma of Fine Arts, 1988
2017/07 Canada 150 Art Show, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver
2017/08 International Pencil Art Society, Canada, Online Juried Exhibition.
My art work was 1/60 chosen from an international pool of competitors.
2018/02 The Love Show, Portraits of Your Passion, Semiahmoo Community Centre, W. Rock.
I won 3rd place for my horse drawing “Copper & Wine”.
2018/03 Works on Paper, Federation of Canadian Artists, Granville Island
2018/04 Festival Active Pass, Mayne Island
2018/05 The Yellow House Art Center, Galiano Island
2018/07 BC Ferries Display, Queen of Cumberland
2018/07 Tour Des Isles, Southern Gulf Islands
2018/08 BC Ferries Display, Salish Eagle
2018/08 The Lions Club Art Show
2018/09 The Yellow House Art Center, Green and Blue
2018/10 The Yellow House Art Center, DrawCtober
2018/10 BC Ferries Art Display, the Queen of Cumberland
2018/12 The Yellow House Art Center, “Reclaiming Daydream”
THRIVE Mastermind Member, Vancouver
Pencil Art Society Canada
UK Pencil Art Society
Pencil Art Society of America
Federation of Canadian Artists
Southern Gulf Islands Art Council
Pursuit of Excellence