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Basil Cooray

Basil Cooray

Award-Winning Veteran Contemporary Artist

Sri Lanka



Basil Cooray is a multi-award-winning Sri Lankan artist whose work has been shown around the world. His unusual landscapes and figurative pieces, which he creates in series, are primarily inspired by the beauty and genuineness of rural Sri Lanka. Watercolors and oils on canvas, paper, or cardboard are used frequently in Cooray's contemporary pieces.

Basil mostly works with watercolors and oil paints, which he employs to reflect Sri Lanka's rural life in new and exciting ways. He unravels the aesthetics of the many and lively ways of being with tiny brush-strokes, attaining an extraordinary level of authenticity. Cooray has previously worked with oil paints, but now prefers to work with watercolors. Painting with watercolors differs significantly from painting with oil paints in terms of technique. Drawing a rough drawing is the first stage. This is done in one of two ways by Cooray. "You can't stop and think about what to paint," Cooray explains. You must complete it before the paper dries." Basil had his professional training at the Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts under Prof. Chandragupta Thenuwara. His work can also be found at the Hatton National Bank, the President's House, and a number of prestigious private collections in Sri Lanka and around the world. The colors and vibrancy of Sri Lanka as seen through Basil Cooray's eyes is a rare treat.



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Exposed

Basil Cooray

$ 899.99

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Living Waters

Basil Cooray

$ 1,029.99

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Exposed

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30463-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Living Waters

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30462-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
A New Love - The Embrace

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30452-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
A New Love - Close

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30451-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
A New Love - Beautiful Nights

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30450-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Following Footsteps - In Discussion

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30449-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Following Footsteps - Tidy the Gardens

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30448-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Following Footsteps - The Reading

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30447-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Picturesque Nights - Slumber

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30446-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Picturesque Nights - Pleasant Music

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30445-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Picturesque Nights - Brightly Lit

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30444-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Picturesque Nights - Moonlit

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30443-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Religious Observance - Meditation

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30441-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Religious Observance - Woship

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30440-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Tales from the Mines - Parting Ways

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30439-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Tales from the Mines - Building Lives

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30438-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Tales from the Mines - Strength of Women

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30437-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Tales from the Mines - Gossips

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30436-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings
Tales from the Mines - Sharing

Basil Cooray

  • SKU : 30434-CU-BC
  • Category : Master Paintings