An Exhibition of New Works

An Exhibition of New Works 
04 Oct 2013 – 21 Apr 2013
Paradise Road Galleries

It was a glorious day in the year2006; I was wondering around “Diyawanna Oya” to find a started drawing and suddenly a group of Army Personnel emerged from a nearby bush and started to question me. It was during the conflict and they were justifiably suspicious of anyone around the Parliament area. After explaining to them that my objective was not drawing the parliament building but the beauty of the “Diyawanna Oya” I was free to continue drawing. Thereafter, My state of mind however was not the same and it gave birth to series of distinct paintings with a new dimension. They still encapsulate the beauty and serenity of the lake but also reflect the sudden fear and shock, from the artificial landscape,created due to that experience which has forever changed the way i see the ” Diyawanna Oya”

-Susil Senanayaka, 2013