I have loved to paint and draw since I was a young boy in Sri Lanka. I employ colored pencils, watercolor, and pastels. I enjoy painting portraits, still life, and flowers, and I've documented the Sri Lankan riots here. Due to the failed economy in Sri Lanka, food supplies, electricity, and gas for our scooters have been severely limited. Many are starving In the early 90s, when I was young, my elder brother used to draw heroic things in his books. I felt I wanted to imitate him. At that time, we didn't have basic drawing implements for painting and drawing. I remember when I was in grades 3 & 4, we had a oil pastel box. The box might have been 3 to 4 inches in length and 1/2 inch in width. The thin pastel sticks were so hard and fragile, they after a little use. At that time, I used to read comic books, such as Tarzan, and heroic stories. I wanted to draw these characters. I enjoyed drawing motorcycles, bodybuilders, and human faces on the wet sandy surfaces in our garden. In addition, I used to make odd deals with my school friends. Exchanging my paintings and handicrafts like toy aircraft for things like fish and water lilies are unforgettable memories. Eventually, I selected painting as my art subject in school. From time to time, I tried different art experiments that were not that different from other hobbies, such as making musical instruments, drums, electronics, etc. Actually, at that time, I wanted to be a scientist. I had a great interest in literature as well. I do not know how it propagated in me, but the paintings in the books I read might have encouraged me to experiment with painting. In particular, my readings in art, philosophy, and politics ignited and triggered the desire to paint more and more. Furthermore, as a university student, I involved in different art activities and events. By that time, I belonged to a Sri Lankan study/social activity group in which we discussed a lot about art, and encouraged me to experiment even more with painting. I'd say I'm an explorer who is still learning to paint like a child. I really enjoy learning from other artists in the field. You can purchase both originals and prints of my art work on this site.
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