Me & my little long-haired, Shiba Inu dog (he is not a fox, though he may look like one ; ), “Fuji”.

Me & my little long-haired, Shiba Inu dog (he is not a fox, though he may look like one ; ), “Fuji”.


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.

Artist’s Statement:

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.


Yasemin Demir

b. 1965, Stockholm, Sweden | Currently residing and working in the Southern Gulf Islands | | IG:@yasemindemirart | 604.274.0848


University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1991

Vancouver Community College, Langara Campus, Diploma of Fine Arts, 1988


2019/11 The Galiano Library Show, Solo

2019/04 Pop-up Show at the Sturdies Bay Bakery & Cafe

2019/03 The Buttercup Gang, Artist’s Cooperative Show

2019/02 The Yellowhouse Art Centre, Print & Photo Show

2019/01 The Log House Lodge Winter Art Show & Sale

2018/12 The Yellowhouse Art Center, “Reclaiming Daydream”

2018/10 BC Ferries Art Display, the Queen of Cumberland

2018/10 The Yellowhouse Art Center, DrawCtober

2018/09 The Yellowhouse Art Center, Green and Blue

2018/08 The Lions Club Art Show

2018/08 BC Ferries Display, Salish Eagle

2018/07       Tour Des Isles, Southern Gulf Islands

2018/07       BC Ferries Display, Queen of Cumberland

2018/05       The Yellowhouse Art Center, Galiano Island

2018/04       Festival Active Pass, Mayne Island

2018/03       Works on Paper, Federation of Canadian Artists, Granville Island

2018/02       The Love Show, Portraits of Your Passion, Semiahmoo Community Centre, W. Rock.

I won 3rd place for my horse drawing “Copper & Wine”.

2017/08       International Pencil Art Society, Canada, Online Juried Exhibition.

My art work was 1/60 chosen from an international pool of competitors.

2017/07       Canada 150 Art Show, Kimoto Gallery, Vancouver


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