Swendrini Gunasekara has been
drawing, painting and sketching for as long as she can remember. However, as a
career woman, wife and a full time mother, she didn't have an opportunity to pursue
her love for art in a serious manner. That's all about to change now, as Swendrini
has rediscovered her love for expressing beauty and emotion through art and she
wants to share it with the world.
"It feels great to pick up my brushes and palette to express my creativity once again. I have been honing my skills, experimenting with a number of techniques and developing my own style. I feel it is a great privilege to be able to do what I do. I'm so grateful for the loving support and encouragement of my family that makes it all possible," said Swendrini. & amp; amp; amp; nbsp;
"I am a firm believer that there is immense beauty and wonder in everyday things that surround us, but we sometimes forget to see it as we are so caught up with the demands of modern life. The inspiration behind my portfolio are my everyday dreams, which I have captured in oils, acrylics, watercolor, charcoal, ink and wax crayon. I am awed by so many things I see daily - a fiery sky at sunset, waves lapping on the beach, a serene temple against a clear blue sky, a freshly bloomed flower, a bird in flight and of course, the female form, which I think exudes beauty and grace. I have tried to capture the intricacies, colors and nuances of these things in my work, and hope that those who view it are able to experience that same sense of wonder that moves me," she added.
It is not unusual for talented women to put their personal dreams on the backburner while they tend to their families and responsibilities at work. Fortunately for art lovers, Swendrini has found the time and space to pursue her dream as an artist. The result is an amazing range of work revealing her obvious passion and skill for her craft.
Swendrini's work makes the viewer pause and observe details in nature and the human form, that often go unobserved, involved as we are in the hustle and bustle of life. Like the parched earth that eagerly absorbs the rain, Swendrini enthusiastically embraces an array of themes and media.
Take a pause from your daily routine. Come wander among Swendrini's soothing landscapes. Be inspired. Dream.