"My main focus is on the endangered flora and fauna in our rainforests. In 2005 I visited a rainforest in Sri Lanka, which had become my muse for many of my shows. I could have shown the negative aspects of destruction, such as people and animals dying, but I try to do happy, positive paintings."
- Senaka Senanayake
We are delighted to announce our upcoming exhibition The Rainforest by Sri Lanka's pre-eminent artist Senaka Senanayake. (b.1951). The exhibition will feature six large new works by the artist which have been specially executed for the show. There will be a private view of the exhibition Inaugurated by H.E. Mrs. Saroja Sirisena, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom.
These works draw attention to the depletion of Sri Lanka's rainforests not by showing destruction but by celebrating the positive. The depth of colours of the flora - a composite rather than all local - is achieved through layer on layer of paint applied over two to three weeks.