Selda Canoglu is originally from Southwestern Ontario and resides in Nelson, British Columbia. 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 oil painting practice is in a sense an extension of her preferred approach to life, her aim being to slow down to notice 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.
In 2015 her 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 forests recovering from wildfire.
More recently Selda has been exploring the use of ink and oil paint on mylar with a focus on Canadian mountain landscapes. Selections from this work were displayed in Toronto at the Papermill Gallery (2016) and in Nelson at the Oxygen Centre's Art Market (2017), Oso Negro(2017) and Art Walk (2018).