I am a passionate self-taught artist from Melbourne, Australia who paints predominantly in oils and began painting professionally in Russia since 2008. Being born and grown up in Sri Lanka, I have been painting for joy throughout my childhood and younger adulthood. I resided in Russia during my younger adulthood to study medicine and continued to paint and sell locally. In Russia and Australia, I have worked in the healthcare sector with specialty in mental health settings. Yet, I have remained fixated on my passion for painting in fine arts.
My thirst to paint diverse subject matters are endless in all my paintings. This is because I perceive beauty in all every day subject matters. My realism art style aims to contract the microscopic details of subjects and to embrace their beauty. I am fascinated with the mechanism of light and its role in defining a subject matter’s formality with reflections, highlights and shadows. I make every day subject matters seem more beautiful and significant than they are actually perceived in life.
I have explored different modern art styles and applications, but they do not give me the same satisfaction as I get while painting with realism. Using a range of traditional art styles and applications from old masters to create my own painting techniques, I create a balance between the artistry skill and idea to achieve realism in my paintings.