Selda Canoglu is originally from Southwestern Ontario and resides near Nelson, British Columbia. She works predominantly with the medium of oil paint. Her training includes coursework taken at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax as well as the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto.
Selda’s painting practice is in a sense an extension of her preferred approach to life in general. Her aim is to slow down to notice and appreciate moments, big and small. Painting serves as further exploration and contemplation of a specific place and time. From a visual perspective, Selda has an appreciation of strong contrasts and textures found in the natural world around her.
oil on canvas
20 x 24"
In 2015 her first solo exhibition titled “Burnt” was shown at the Rectory Gallery on Toronto Island with selected works from this series on display during the summer Art Walk in Nelson B.C. This work involved a series of landscapes inspired by the contrast and colours of Idaho forests recovering from wildfire.
More recently Selda has been exploring the use of ink and oil paint on different surfaces (mylar, canvas and wood) with a focus on Canadian mountain landscapes. Selections from this work have been displayed in the Colour and Form Society Biennial Art Exhibition (Toronto, summer 2016) and will be part of a group show at Gallery 555 in Toronto (Toronto, fall 2017).