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Being Carried Away
Being Carried Away$275 – $550Quick View
The fantastic Creator of this piece, has imagined and depicted what a Sri Lankan village would have looked like at some point in time, long ago. The scenic view and beauty; pristine, immaculate and enchanting. Nature’s landscape remains untouched and unspoilt.
Judging from that depiction the Creator may have had in mind, a pre-colonial era, when painting this piece. Pre colonialism was a time that the great Sri Lankan or Ceylonese Kings reigned over the Island. It is also evident from the section of the creation where the King is being carried in his “Carriage” by his workers.
The Explorers$275 – $675Quick View
A fitting tribute to a civilization dedicated to venturing into the unknown and passionately pushing the boundaries of exploration and innovation. This exquisite portrait of a Viking ship in action on the merciless waves is sketched in detail of motion and color.
The creator has skillfully drawn the waves hitting against the bow as the ship cuts through the waves against a backdrop of land and sea. The calm of the expanse and earth contrasted beautifully against the rough seas and brave explorers.
The Governor$275 – $675Quick View
The commanding presence of an unlikely ruler in the commercial streets of a colonial past. An elephant takes a walk escorted by his mahout amidst the concrete jungle as if he was the governor of the city. This portrayal is beautifully painted, capturing the statue of this ruling figure against an exquisite backdrop of regal building starching outward triangularly.
The creator has perfectly positioned this sketch from bottom to up angle to exaggerate the authority of the animal and the architecture behind. Realistic shades have been used and yet a brightness bursting forth from the white building out into the darker shaded elephant and the tarred road.
Daily Toils for Timber
Daily Toils for Timber$275 – $675Quick View
The daily toils of a carpenter surrounded by the results of his labor are skillfully illustrated by the creator. It takes many a shaving of timbers new and old to reach perfection, achieved at many compromises of the wood-crafter’s own comfort. His workmanship and pride both at stake with the slightest of distractions.
The rigid focus of the carpenter despite constant wails of machinery is almost heard as one gazes at this portrayal, as the artist has masterfully recreated a real-life scene in striking detail.
Tarn of Lilies
Tarn of Lilies$275 – $675Quick View
The artist has wonderfully portrayed the beauty of the blooming water lilies elegantly growing in the pond. On the water is a reflection of the clear blue sky, the depth of the pond is created by using shades of blue and white, darkening as it deepens.
The pond is flourishing with flowers is a sign that there is plenty of nourishment and the leaves which are in plenty painted in tones of green, bring emphasis on the pale pink lilies. They bloom with pride in the morning with the rising sun, those who can spare a moment will admire them from a distance. This is a very calming image perfect for any setting.
An Eye for Detail
An Eye for Detail$275 – $875Quick View
If you are an admirer of traditional handcraft industries, then this work of art will be a perfect addition for your collection as it captures the level of commitment and eye for detail which is required to come up with a beautiful work of art.
As seen in this creation, the artist focuses on the high level of concentration seen on the face of the workman as he wields the raw block of wood through a wood carving machine to yield the final product. Put yourself in the midst of this workstation as you imagine watching how this talented artist expresses his unmatched workmanship to create a fine work of art.
Monochrome Evenings$275 – $675Quick View
At a distance some coconut trees, dive to welcome the sea, the branches turning inland for the wind force, a flock of seagulls’ fly home after a day at sea. It’s dusk and the sky is exploding with color. This monochrome piece leaves the spectator in awe of the beauty of nature, where colors fail.
A solitary sail ship is in the deep sea, heading out to sea perhaps, leaving the comfort of their home. The lighthouse stands tall along the shore, spreading light, giving direction and hope to those who seek… A beautiful work of art fit for any space.
Delicate Hands$275 – $675Quick View
This masterpiece uses vivid and prominent brush strokes to beautifully express the aromatic infusion of tea and its crafting. The sweat of manual labor preserves natural sweetness within the tea leaves exposing it to bold and dark flavors. A striking balance of warm yellows and cooler tones of green add an astounding edginess to the painting, with a tinge of exoticness.
The wrinkles on the face of the tea plucker makes her truly beautiful for her commitment to precision and her unique and artisan manual crafting. Her beauty truly reflects her hard work.
The Greener Side
The Greener Side$275 – $875Quick View
Through this beautiful landscape creation, the creator brings to life the age old saying, the grass is always greener on the other side, and captures the exact moment when a courageous branch leaps over to what is perceived as the greener side. Separated by a simple fence, the creator strategically uses shading techniques to show how one side seems much brighter symbolizing new hope while the past casts a shadow on the other side.
The viewer will easily move into a state of contemplation as he begins to understand what it takes to take a leap of faith and jump over to the greener side.
I worship at Thy Feet
I worship at Thy Feet$275 – $675Quick View
Portrayed in this fascinating creation, a Buddhist monk dressed in his tangerine colored robes, humbly stands at the feet of the statue of Lord Buddha in worship, admiration and adoration. A beautifully executed piece of cultural art. Painted to perfection by this marvelous Creator.
There is so much depth, detail and definition that have put into this creation. Every crevice, every shadow and outline can be seen in great detail. This piece of art would be a unique and special addition to any collection of artwork. It Exudes peace, balance and tranquility. “Kudos!”, To the Creator on this masterpiece.
A Moment’s Repose
A Moment’s Repose$275 – $875Quick View
The artist remarkably captures a momentary repose in a leopard’s day. These fast and fierce felines roam the wilderness under the cover of the night, in search of prey. The day calls for restful slumber and reflection.
With strong attention to detail, the artist captures a photograph-like realism in painting this agile beast. Speckles of burnt umber against a gold fur coat, replete with intense and focused eyes, the leopard is the embodiment of stealth. Painted against lush green vegetation, this portrait brings to life the essence of the wild.
Paradise Lost$275 – $550Quick View
The Creator has captured a peaceful and serene moment in an ancient indigenous village. There is a stillness and calmness to the skill and brushwork of the creator of this work of art.
This creation blends well with any theme or color scheme. It’s a beautiful piece that anyone would admire when looking at it. It would be a great conversation starter when friends and family are over.
Water to Fetch
Water to Fetch$275 – $675Quick View
A lone woman walks towards from afar after fetching water from a nearby lake that seems to be in the background. This painting drawn in amber is lightly colored, but nevertheless is rich in detail. The road on which the subject is walking is expertly sketched to portray the distance from which she has to travel to bring the priceless commodity.
The creator has added an abstract touch to this portrayal by using variant shades of a single primary in this painting, thereby giving the art an exquisite look of simplicity amidst beauty.
Sailing Heroes$275 – $875Quick View
The real heroes of the seas and these that brave the awesome waves in nothing more than a ruddy catamaran. These fishermen are exquisitely portrayed upon a catamaran that is hardly spacious to host them equipped with their nets ready to face the rough seas in search of their prized catch.
The sparkling background of the wrinkled sea is perfectly painted using much skill in brush strokes and color combination by the creator who has contrasted a detailed sketch of a boat against the blue waves. The emotions of the fisherman looking up towards the viewer bring the art to life giving an overwhelming sense that we are present in the moment bidding well to the sailors as they venture out for their daily mission.
Together is Always Better..
Together is Always Better..$275 – $675Quick View
This masterpiece beautifully paints an image of bullock carts which was a main mode of transport in the early days of Sri Lanka. The incorporation of colors gradually builds up exaggerated shadows to achieve realism. Man’s dependence on animal support in the village is beautifully expressed.
The colors are overly saturated to exaggerate the humidity of the sun and the hardships of the villagers in order to survive. The painting beautifully demonstrates the country’s traditions that are still prevalent even in the present day and the simplicity of life in the village.
First of its Kind
First of its Kind$275 – $550Quick View
A grand monument and a beacon of culture and heritage, the “Thuparamaya”, a Buddhist temple, located in the historic and ancient city of Anuradhapura, in the Island nation of Sri Lanka. Located in the heart of the Indian ocean, Sri Lanka has many Buddhist temples.
The temple that is portrayed in this creation is known as one of the first dome shaped Buddhist temples, ever to be built in Sri Lanka and was built in order to enshrine the right collarbone of Lord Buddha. Cultural art at its finest. The Creator of this exceptionally exquisite piece deserves to be commended.
The Sacred Branch
The Sacred Branch$275 – $550Quick View
In this creation the creator symbolically uses the growth of a branch of the sacred Bo tree to show how the teachings and beliefs intertwined with the Buddhist religion also continue to grow with time. Beginning with a sturdy trunk deeply rooted in the soil, the branch begins to grow away from its comfort zone in the outer areas where there is little or no support for its growth.
But as seen in this image, although the growth of the tree may have not been determined by any outside force, with the right human intervention, the required support has been provided to ensure the sacred branch representing religious beliefs is properly supported and kept strong.
Rebuild and Rejoice
Rebuild and Rejoice$275 – $550Quick View
Sri Lanka was once plagued by a civil war, which although has now come to an end, still has left nasty scars among every one of us. Through this creation, the creator addresses the timely need for all of us to come together once again to rebuild what has been lost and also build a firmer foundation to prevent any dangerous cracks appear from amongst us.
This amazing creation shows the power of strength and the determination we all need to demonstrate in order to make our nation strengthened by the unity and undying commitment to protect our motherland from this point on.
Modern Day Caveman
Modern Day Caveman$275 – $550Quick View
Seated on a rock in this portrait is person from the indigenous tribes of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a beautiful Island nation located in the heart of the Indian ocean. Indigenous people such as the man portrayed in this creation still exist, today, even in this day and age.
It’s admirable and fascinating to see and think that these individuals and groups of people still exist and have stayed true to their beliefs and ways of life for all these years, and that they would still continue to exist for years to come. The Creator has shown appreciation towards these people with this piece.
Weaving Foundations$275 – $675Quick View
Rattan weaving which was once a highly sought after skill is now a dying art which is hardly known to the younger generation, and for this reason the creator has picked a moment where a talented rattan weaver performs her task in order to immortalize this industry.
The creator has kept things simple by using soft shades of brown and a bright blue background, but with every brush stroke has depicted the high level of concentration and artistic value of this dying industry. As the foundations of these chairs are woven together, this creation will help remind you of the ancient industries that paved the way for modern enterprises.