While Asela was in school and later working in the areas of Banking, Human Resource Development and Social Services and Development, Asela taught herself diverse artistic techniques. When she realized that art being a sidelined hobby was not adequate she gave up employment and joined Colombo Academy of Art at the Sapumal Foundation to further study painting. Then onwards she continued studying and working as a fulltime artist.
She is also drawn towards the Japanese concepts of 'Wabi-sabi' and her work mirrors the influence of this technique.
Gayan Rathnayake holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Visual and Performing Arts in Sri Lanka. Gayan had his first solo exhibition in 2015 at Lionel Wendt Gallery titled 'Tattoo Man'. This exhibition has been described as one that 'explores the outer edges of creativity'.