Lakshman Wimalesena now lives in Linlithgow, but was born more than 5000 miles away in a small village called Matale, near Kandy, in Sri Lanka.
”Coming to the UK was one of many dreams that fuelled my long hours of studying as a child and adult. Like my country’s long and fascinating history, my career has had many twists and turns, from mushroom farming, to corporate HR, to academia, and then over the past few years, into the world of art.
Since taking up the palette knives and acrylic paint that are my chosen media for creating my art, I discovered quickly that I could create, and recreate, art in a variety of colour palettes. As the saying goes….every picture tells a story. Painted stories of course endure when the storytellers no longer do.”