Welcome to Yikici

Ozlem Yikici is a British-Turkish female artist, based in London UK, on a mission to create curious – boundary challenging artwork to highlight and encourage you to ‘Be YOU, in a world where we’re expected to ‘fit-in’.

A word from the artist: Welcome to YIKICI. I’m Ozlem, artist & poet, at heart. A creative soul. It gives me much joy to create artwork for you and your loved ones to enjoy. I hope these creations will bring a smile to your face and open up curious thought and possibilities to escape into another world when you need a moment to pause and take a breath.

The Lesnes Abbey Collection

Recently Sold

I saw YIKICI’s art online some years ago and fell in love with it. I love the way that her figurative art includes more abstract elements or non-realistic colours, so that through it you look at the world in a very different way. When the opportunity arose to commission a painting from her I jumped at the chance. YIKICI took one of my own photos of the rainforest and turned it into a glorious explosion of colour. I am very happy with the result and with the whole experience. Would love to commission another painting at some point, when I can find more wall space…

Phil Ivens
Christmas Advent Day 1: Colourful abstract impression of the Borneo Rainforest. Expressionistic colours.
Rainbow Forest | Oil on Canvas, 500 x 700 mm, 2018

Gifts for quirky & curious souls

Yikici’s art is playful and powerful. You can tell it comes from the heart. I have a set of her coasters and they brighten any cup of tea. I notice them all the time and smile. Highly recommended for a gift to yourself or others.

Miriam Nash

I’ve had my Inner World portrait on the wall for a while now and keep finding different things to love about it! It was a fascinating experience – I had a Zoom call with Yikici, who is lovely to chat to and she was gaining a sense of my personality and painting as we talked.
The finished piece is perfect. The colours are beautiful and very ‘me’ and I keep seeing different aspects of things that are important in my life within the swirls and marks. Sometimes it reminds me of my love of music… sometimes it’s like a walk through a forest in a dream.
Thanks so much Yikici – very skilfully done!

Charley Hellier
Inner World Portrait
Charley Hellier’s Inner World Portrait, Watercolour, 2021

All available artwork can be found in my website shop

Spread the cost

If you’d like to spread the cost, instalment plans are available through PayPal (details can be found at the checkout), alternatively you can contact me and we can discuss other instalment options for you.

Questions? Contact me

If yes, please do not hesitate in contacting me with any questions you have.

Thank you, Oz, for my lovely Inner World portrait, it’s stunning and so nicely displayed in the mount board frame. It was very professionally done, beautifully packaged, and I loved the details such as the Certificate of Authenticity and the care instructions.
It was such a lovely experience. We did it over a zoom call at a time that was convenient for me – one hour of relaxing music and conversation, while I doodled in my sketchbook and Oz worked her intuitive magic. She’s so easy to talk to and we also enjoyed some very comfortable silences while we focused.
Oz’s portrait shows the auras and messages that she receives about my personality during the experience. She uses her intuition to guide the work and choose the colours and shapes used.
I love the combination of swirls and lines and the soft pastel pink in the background with the bolder colours and my favourite, blue.
I definitely recommend booking the experience with Oz, it is such a unique experience and would make a wonderful gift.
It’s perfect I love it. Thanks so much x

Andrea Grottick
Inner World Portrait
Andrea Grottick’s Inner World Portrait (Aura Painting), Watercolour, 2021