MALATHI JAYAWICKRAMA

malathisj@gmail.com | malathij.weebly.com

Artist Statement: Malathi is inspired by nature. She finds scenes with water and reflections very peaceful, and, more recently, has taken to painting flowers. Their beauty, the colors, shapes and shadows grab her, and she finds it exciting to paint large flowers with details, on large canvases. Several pieces from her collection of white peonies reside in numerous private collections. In 2006, Malathi returned to painting after many years. Initially this served as therapy, to cope with the tragic death of her brother in Sri Lanka. “When I’m painting, I am completely absorbed and my mind remains in the present moment. As I reflect on my painting, and how much I’m enjoying it, my thoughts always go back to my brother.”

Malathi Jayawickrama Natures-Bouquet | 36X60 inches | Oil on canvas
Malathi Jayawickrama Full-Bloom | 24x36 inches | Oil on canvas
Malathi Jayawickrama Morning-Glory | 24x36 inches | Oil on canvas
Malathi Jayawickrama For-Sara | 24x36 inches | Oil on canvas
Malathi Jayawickrama Stillness-in-Motion | 24x36 inches | Oil on canvas