Roksan Kohen has been working as an independent artist/ art teacher since she graduated from the Visual Arts program of Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul/Turkey. She immigrated to Vancouver in 2009 and moved to Galiano Island in 2012 where she made herself home. Her work evolves around the theme transformation, environment and the humankind connection to the nature. Her drawings and paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Turkey and Canada.


She is the founder and the art director of Yellowhouse Art Centre on Galiano Island, a contemporary art gallery /studio with the goal of inspiring and facilitating creativity among the communities by delivering monthly group shows, retreats and various workshops as well as ongoing art classes for all ages. 


Carpenter, builder, multi disciplinary artist, talented actor, father of three awesome boys, and loving partner John Parfitt has created an amazing space that is the Yellowhouse Art Centre almost from scratch and still evolving, He has exhibited installation works in every show and transforming the space as needed.

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