Hyper-Realistic Wildlife Artist
Chamindra is a hyper-realistic wildlife artist focused on showcasing the unique beauty and wonder of wildlife. Predominantly working on subjects that are threatened or endangered, through which he strives to help conservation and create awareness. An autodidact in pencil and brush, the unique detailing style is evident in his artistic work.
Born in the tropical paradise island of Sri Lanka, in a little urban town hugging the beautiful western coastal belt named Dehiwala. His love and passion for nature was influenced by the natural surroundings, vibrant sunset skylines experienced since his childhood, rich multicultural, religious and ethnic history. Since his younger days, it was evident that he had a talent and passion for drawing. With a keen eye, armed with pencil and paper he was in he's element, studying the world around. It is this love and connection that drives him.
Educated in a prestigious all boy's school, St. Peter's College, Colombo 4 (1981- 1994), he was an average all-round student. Being a member of the Hockey team that championed the All-island school's was a sports achievement in his school career. In the academic curriculum, he loved Science and Art subjects. Most school mates knew him as 'the artist'. With the ending of his school career, he joined a local Television station as an assistant producer for TV commercials and worked his way through to a senior non-linear video/film editor.
Professionally he was a highly motivated & amp; experienced, non-linear editor, 2D & amp; 3D graphic artist and compositor for over 18 years in varied system platforms. Attention to detail together with a novel and creative, curious outlook fueled his passion to reach new heights. His work experience expands internationally, being one of his post-production career milestone's was working with Discovery Channel. Ironically though these very documentaries that he learnt the alarming rate in which the wildlife and nature are destroyed and going extinct. This ignited a deep rooted passion and feeling in him to help rally the cause for conservation and awareness for the wildlife.
As a result in 2017 he ventured into a new chapter in his professional career as a Wildlife Artist. With countless hours of honing and learning technique, through which he stumbled into new realms of talent, he never knew existed. With this new-found knowledge and skill together with his talent, he hopes to trigger a positive change in the future of our fragile world. He states that this is his life's calling. The joy and satisfaction he encounter, bringing an empty canvas to 'Life', giving it purpose, meaning and the emotional experience is 'beyond words' he claims.