I am a self-taught Oil Painter from Naples FL. I was born in Sri Lanka in 1989 and immigrated to the U.S. in 2013, eventually becoming a citizen.
Sri Lanka is a beautiful island surrounded by the Indian Ocean. As a child growing up the sea meant everything to me. Some of my fondest memories are of playing in the Bay behind my Grandmother’s house and the smell of fresh seafood cooking. The sea and the beauty of the natural world have been a great inspiration for my Artwork.
I can say without any doubt that Art is my calling. I have always had a creative spirit. I began drawing and sketching at an early age, but my urge to express myself wasn’t satisfied until I tried painting. I began painting in 2012 as a hobby. As I painted more and more, I found that there was a natural talent inside me that was waiting to blossom, and I realized that it was a gift that God had given.