Selma is a self-taught artist who has developed her own style of painting using batik and other resist techniques.
Selma Rebus was first introduced to batik in 1997 at a Rosslyn Designs workshop near Penicuik, where she attended a course funded by a Glasgow University scheme for technical and clerical staff to explore extracurricular activities out with the University environment. She has continued to develop her techniques where in 2009 she attended one of Noel Derynforth’s Master classes organised by the Batik Guild.
Inspiration for her work comes from the Scottish landscapes and Greek islands, encompassing bold, bright images of still life and sea life themes.
As well as using cotton and three different silk fabrics types - Pongee, Habutai and Twill, which have their own unique composition and weave affecting the colour diffusion and penetration ... Selma likes to batik on a variety of papers such as tissue and silk-straw paper.
In 2002, Selma joined the Batik Guild - and is currently the Scottish Area Batik Guild representative.