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Seda Pound

Seda Pound is known for her boldly colored oil paintings that reinterpret classic landscapes in a contemporary fashion.  With intuition guiding her color choices and composition, Seda paints from photographs and impressions from her travels around the world.  She enjoys keeping her subject matter familiar and exploring new palettes, texture and shapes, resulting in paintings that are at once both unexpected yet accessible.

“I believe that nature’s bold, saturated colors can trigger strong emotions and touch our souls. I love to create quasi-abstract landscapes to evoke particular moods and feelings with clean composition, color, and geometry. During my painting process, I plan my lines, forms and shapes but I let go with my colors and let my instincts lead the way to create an intuitive color harmony. My surroundings continually influence my work, and painting is my way to help us to see the world around us in a new light.”

Seda was born in Ankara, Turkey, and moved to Istanbul in her teen years. Growing up she studied art, but when she finished college she moved to the U.S. for an M.B.A. and pursued a career in business in California. She started painting full time when her family moved to Virginia, where she now works from her home studio, exhibits and sells her paintings through her website, social media and open studio shows.

View Seda Pound’s collection at the Stravitz Gallery.