Diyawannawa Lake

Diyawannawa Lake 
22 Mar 2018 – 18 Apr 2018
Paradise Road Galleries

It’s my memory flashing back to 2006. I still remember the way I started doing my painting. While I was crossing ‘Diyawanna lake’. I was much impressed & delighted with the environment and it made me start drawing the beauty of Mother Nature. When turning and looking back at the past I now realize how things have changed due to so-called “urbanization” or in other words “development “. My perspective too got changed as a result and a series of distinct paintings came out with new dimensions which encapsulated the beauty and serenity of the lake. The old lake which was in 2006 has totally changed due to an artificial landscape of the area. It changed the status within myself too. My paintings which I drew under the concept of monochrome, changed and added a bit of colour which depicts more glamour to the paintings I do in my view.

-Susil Senanayaka, 2018