Art is a reflection of our thoughts
in shape, colour and texture.

I have always painted the images engraved in my memories since my childhood.

My first paintings were oil based portraits. Then I worked with watercolour, acrylics and mixed media. My style also evolved from representational art to abstract art. I work with realistic objects, but I present them from a surrealist perspective.

In the last few years, I added ceramics to my portfolio. I started with traditional pots and plates, and evolved towards tile making and wall murals.

Colour and texture characterize my artwork. I use complementary colours and colour shades. The earth tones, oranges, and blues are usually more dominant because I feel that they harmonize better with my abstract subjects.

Because of my origins, I tend to use objects from the Anatolian decorational tradition. That is why objects such as tulips, birds and fish are dominant in my work. I create abstract compositions by combining modern art philosophy with thousand year old figures.

I hold an Art Diploma Degree from Ottawa School of Art. I have participated in several solo and group exhibitions. A number of my paintings are in private collections. Some of my paintings can be seen at the Boutique of Ottawa School of Art.

I paint commissioned work and also give art courses to children. My studio is in Chapman Mills area of Ottawa. A tour of my studio can be arranged. If interested, please send an e-mail to me.


Zeynep Nazan Ergincan