Nature Inspired Texture Artist
Bhagya Weerakoon is an artist from the central hill country in Sri Lanka, who is also a graduate from the University of Visual and Performing Arts in Colombo as a graphics designer. During her time at the university, she mainly followed visual communication, design, art history, theory of paintings, abstract art, figure drawing etc. Having graduated, she has worked in several corporate institutes before finally opting to go solo as a freelancer and an art teacher.
Currently Bhagya is free to create her own creations and she remembers the time she was at her home in a misty and hilly region, where she developed a close relations with nature which she chose as her inspiration to her work. Her work mainly comprises of textures and patterns from nature. She does her work on canvas panels, where she allows the material to reveal the innate qualities and show her the path, she needs to take in creating her work. Her work is primarily with acrylic paints, pigments and water-based colors where she employs their bold palette and fluidity to give her paintings a presence that captures the essence of the nature, which unveils a vivid internal world which she hope to create for her audience. This she feels will give them a feeling op optimism through brightness, freshness, color and form.