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Dilrukshi Chandrika

Dilrukshi Chandrika
Contemporary Artist

Selling her paintings on the streets or from her humble home, stands a gifted and talented artist. In order to develop her talents Dilrukshi Chandrika has molded canvases into beautiful artwork with a great deal of effort, sacrifice and patience.

As a child Dilrukshi had always been interested and inquisitive in the field of art. Unlike the young village children who often built sand castles from the sand in their home gardens, Dilrukshi transcribed her imagination through the sand on her drawings. Little did she know that although the sand castles may collapse, her paintings would still build up a career for her. At a later age Dilrukshi then began to draw on paper and then on canvas.

She comes from a family with an artistic background, thus, was supported throughout her artistic career to only become more successful day by day. Inspired by her upbringing within nature, Dilrukshi’s paintings are deeply rooted in the simple complexities of nature. She gathers inspiration from her exposure to the plant and animal kingdoms.

Exploring and growing up with an exposure to the natural world, her artistic style blossoms with such intricate detail as she paints with a deep familiarity and personal attachment with nature itself. Her artistic approach intertwines nature with the distance that has been created in the modern world through mesmerizing phenomena that are visualized beautifully and expressively.

The beauty of nature forms itself into graphically striking images that allow the physicality of nature to reveal itself. Dilrukshi turns natural phenomena of butterflies sucking nectar from the flowers or the blossoming of flowers into wonderful masterpieces that rejuvenates the viewer’s eye. The magic in her paintbrushes makes the viewer fall deeply in love with nature just as she did, creating a great appreciation towards it.

Painting on canvases, wood and paper Dilrukshi employs a rich and fresh color palate that encapsulates the essence of nature. A great sense of depth and nostalgia is created through her paintings while they are enhanced and made realistic with her skill at rendering lifelike figures with a sharp eye for manipulating proportion and scale.

As a self- learnt artist Dilrukshi has been greatly inspired by classical art. Her love for playing with light and shadow developed from her artist transcriptions of Da Vinci paintings, where she tried to understand the principles of light and shadow to paint realistic artwork.

Dilrukshi although a great portrait artist, chose to paint nature and wildlife because she felt as if though she could convey a deeper message through those paintings. She feels as if though they tell a story with depth that stimulates the pride of mother nature. Her paintings connotates the effect and timelessness of nature.

The vibrancy of nature smeared on Dilrukshi Chandrika’s paintings resurrects the lost beauty often unnoticed within nature. Her effort to create an emotional impact with her paintings connects the natural world with the distanced modern world.

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  • Voyager

    Voyager

    $350$650

    Our view of the earth, maybe betrayed when gazing at it from the artificial eyes of technology. A depiction of our planet in an antique coating as it would appear on a collector globe. The choice of color is exquisite to bring out a vintage view of an astronomical image.

    The creator whilst placing the smaller planet against the globe adds mystery and detail using hues on a sketch that is a convergence of reality and abstract.

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  • Flaming Feathers

    Flaming Feathers

    $275$550

    Beautiful pink flamingoes are seen at a lake, hunting for their food. Their name is derived from Spanish meaning the color of flames. Lotus flowers are in the foreground, bloomed with pride in the same tone of pink as the flamingoes.

    The creator’s skilled handwork has brought life to the most intricate of detail from the birds to the petals on each flower. The leaves absorb the hue of pink from the sun as they make way for the lotus to rise above the water. The method of shading images and the subtle use of color has made this work of art quite eye catching.

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  • A Family Affair

    A Family Affair

    $275$675

    A family of elephants takes refuge in a grassy field amidst a clearing surrounded by a border of forestry. The detail of the sketch lures the viewer to stare into this curious sight in the wild where beast and nature share each other’s company in perfect harmony. The blend of realistic colors and light build an atmosphere of the peaceful serenity of a wilderness habituated and shared harmoniously by the wild.

    The creator has skillfully painted in a stunningly realistic portrayal in true color and shape, bringing forth an ambience of togetherness inside a home which through this elegant work of art.

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  • A Battle in the Waves

    A Battle in the Waves

    $875$1,000

    An 18th century navy vessel is caught amidst rough seas and fights its way, braving the giant waves gallantly in this beautiful portrayal of struggle amidst turmoil. The mood of the painting and the surrounding environment is perfectly portrayed in sketch and color with the clever use of light gradients and detail in the waves and background.

    The creator ingeniously placed a single ship as a speck amidst the vast ocean to communicate the passion in its battle against an adversary that larger and by result an intimidating force against the sole fighter.

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  • Voyager

    Voyager

    $1,975$2,275

    Our view of the earth, maybe betrayed when gazing at it from the artificial eyes of technology. A depiction of our planet in an antique coating as it would appear on a collector globe. The choice of color is exquisite to bring out a vintage view of an astronomical image.

    The creator whilst placing the smaller planet against the globe adds mystery and detail using hues on a sketch that is a convergence of reality and abstract.

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  • A Robed Beauty

    A Robed Beauty

    $275$550

    A migratory bird sits in her nest patiently protecting her young. Clothed in a flawless tone of orange this beautiful bird is famously known as the ‘Siuru Hora’ or the Indian Flycatcher. They fly thousands of miles to tropical Sri Lanka to escape the winter chills and find their mate.

    The creator has beautifully portrayed the little bird in snug in her nest, her bright blue eyes alert to the smallest movement, the nest carefully placed in a fork, protected from the wind, a few small branches to support. It is brilliant to witness this creation up close with every detail drawn to perfection.

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  • I Know that I’m Beautif..

    I Know that I’m Beautif..

    $1,000$1,125

    In the background the trees are dry, the bushes in the distance a golden yellow, colored by the afternoon sun and the blue sky. Raising dust to the sky, a beautiful stallion poses with pride showing off his stamina and strength.

    The creator has captured a beautiful moment when he reared, if in excitement or fear at the sight of the artist, is unknown but his eyes watch intently. For what it’s worth the creator skillfully portrays the beauty and elegance of the stallion, he is full grown and full of life, reminding the spectator of the strength of mother nature.

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  • The Four Ringed Beauty

    The Four Ringed Beauty

    $875$1,000

    A lively little butterfly hops along from one flower to another. Commonly known as the Four Ringed Butterflies and found around the country here she is seen wandering about large leaves. Even though she is colored in brown and white, colors not so bright, when she moves, the dark areas of the jungle are lit up with its bring hind wings.

    The creator has caught her in a beautiful setting where she partially opens her wings to bask in the morning sun. The pretty touch of pink on the flowers charmingly reflects and complements the shades of the butterfly in this artistic creation.

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  • An Orange Camouflage

    An Orange Camouflage

    $750$875

    A pretty orange tipped butterfly comfortably rests on a beautiful Heliconia flower. She is carefully camouflaged among the leaves and flowers. The markings on her wings are amazing, each a perfect shade of red and orange at the tip with black spots, the spectator is left wondering how creation can be so impressive and pay attention to every detail.

    Orange tips are found flying through rain forests and it is beautiful to see them so up close and in our own neighborhood. This creation is no doubt stunning and those who can pause a minute will see her beauty.

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  • Secret to her Smile

    Secret to her Smile

    $925$1,075

    A beautiful village damsel takes center stage in this colorful acrylic as the creator highlights popular thirst quenching gift from nature, the tropical fruits called king coconuts. The creator very carefully has picked the exact colors of king coconuts that often come in bright orange or dark green and perfectly complemented these natural colors with the lovely lady whose smile will grab the attention of the onlooker instantly.

    Known to be a powerhouse of nutrients, the creator illustrates how the sweet tasting drink packaged in such colorful containers can contribute to a happy life and ultimately a captivating and healthy smile.

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  • Other Way Around

    Other Way Around

    $275$550

    The moonlight shines through the clouds and the trees lighting up the whole garden. The creator sits outside waiting to capture the perfect moment the moon peeps through. As the light comes in, six curious little eyes are seen on a branch. A while later their whole figure is visible.

    Three bats with their eyes wide open hang upside down from a branch, wondering the sudden visitor staring right back at them. They wait patiently for the light to dwindle to fly off in search of food. The creator has portrayed a beautiful scenery in hues of black and white.

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  • True Blue

    True Blue

    $275$550

    A blue butterfly hangs off a blue flower suckling at its petals creating a picture of natural splendor and awe. This painting highlights blue hues against a curiously dark background that exuberates the foreground and the focal subjects.

    The backdrop features a touch of blue that blends well with the flower and its guest in a manner that compliments and contrasts each other perfectly adding a curious splendor to the art as a whole. The creator skillfully sketched the detail of the butterfly and the foliage mixing exquisite colors in a manner that are both realistic and artistic.

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  • Frozen in Flight

    Frozen in Flight

    $575$675

    An exquisite painting of a hummingbird exhibiting strength and skill to be stationary in mid flight while he successfully draws the nectar out of a flower. A wonder of nature frozen in a masterpiece of a sketch painted in real color against a dull backdrop.

    The detail in both the bird and the featured foliage highlights this exquisite piece of art, that includes beautifully contrasting hues between the background and the foreground. The creator has used bright colors to beautify the bird, its motion and flower in spectacular spectrum that stands out against the contrasting backdrop.

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  • The Prey

    The Prey

    $750$875

    A white throated kingfisher is seen perched on a tree with a freshly caught fish in its beak! There are drops of water in the atmosphere, the tiny fish are still alive, flipping its body trying to escape its capture! The kingfisher is beautiful and poised unmoved by the struggle in front of her eyes, only her feathers are ruffled.

    Clad in shades of blue and auburn, she looks almost real. With the blue sky in the background and the tree leaves, green, turning her head towards the creator, she poses for a brief second, before she devours her catch! A stunning piece of work which needs to be admired.

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  • A Love Enduring

    A Love Enduring

    $1,325$1,450

    Two beautiful Guinea Fowls are seen among the bushes. It is dusk and the surrounding is dreamy, a perfect setting for these love birds. There is a tiny moth resting on a meadow grass. They are in forbidden territory as Guinea Fowls are known to destroy crops. The creator has illustrated the background in the perfect shades of blue, red and orange, as forbidden and fiery as their romance.

    These monogamous birds mate for life which explains this evening escapade. An amazing skill is portrayed by the artist who has carefully displayed all details. A pretty image ideal for any space.

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  • Eye on the Wings

    Eye on the Wings

    $275$550

    In this piece, the Creator shows us the beauty of nature. This stunningly vivid creation portrays a simple, yet beautiful butterfly, sitting on a flower and drinking the golden nectar of this flower for sustenance. The deep scarlet that highlights the wings of the butterfly, mixed with sapphire blue, bits of yellow and charcoal black, an excellent choice of colors in this combination.

    We then have the leaves which pop out beside the butterfly, a beautiful hue of green, with such vivid detailing of the veins of the leaves and parts that have bitten off by other insects and various gastropods. The burnt orange and dull yellow hues that peek out from behind the centralized area of the image, in the background. This beautiful creation is a testament to the brilliance of the Creator, and of the wonders of nature.

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  • Frozen in Flight

    Frozen in Flight

    $275$550

    An exquisite painting of a hummingbird exhibiting strength and skill to be stationary in mid flight while he successfully draws the nectar out of a flower. A wonder of nature frozen in a masterpiece of a sketch painted in real color against a dull backdrop.

    The detail in both the bird and the featured foliage highlights this exquisite piece of art, that includes beautifully contrasting hues between the background and the foreground. The creator has used bright colors to beautify the bird, its motion and flower in spectacular spectrum that stands out against the contrasting backdrop.

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  • Other Way Around

    Other Way Around

    $1,050$1,200

    The moonlight shines through the clouds and the trees lighting up the whole garden. The creator sits outside waiting to capture the perfect moment the moon peeps through. As the light comes in, six curious little eyes are seen on a branch. A while later their whole figure is visible.

    Three bats with their eyes wide open hang upside down from a branch, wondering the sudden visitor staring right back at them. They wait patiently for the light to dwindle to fly off in search of food. The creator has portrayed a beautiful scenery in hues of black and white.

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  • Raising the Young

    Raising the Young

    $275$550

    A young mother returns home with a delicacy in her mouth! Commonly known as the black hooded Oriole, this pretty bird is noticeable at a distance due to its colors. She adorns a bright shade of yellow and black with intricate markings. She watches for a moment before feeding her very hungry young ones who are chirping away at the sight of food.

    A few temple tree leaves provide shade for her home cozily made for her babies. The colors are brilliantly bright, and the artist has created a wonderful space to witness this juncture of life and captured it so intimately.

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  • The Red Eyed Girl

    The Red Eyed Girl

    $275$550

    A Magpie clothed in all shades of blue, elegantly poses for the creator. Her feathers a chestnut tone, she is truly a beautiful bird who is endemic to Sri Lanka. The intricate detail of the Creator is brilliant as the color combination and patterns seem as if hand painted on each bird.

    This beauty has a tail of blue with black and white strips and her eyes are a bright red with an ornate ring around it. She takes a break from her long journey to enjoy a delicacy. The artist perfectly portrays this feathered beauty who is one of our treasures.

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