Bartholamenze Wimalaratne was born in Kalegana in the Galle district. He obtained his preliminary education at Piyatissa Maha Vidhyalaya. He entered the university of Colombo in 1965. After only 6 months of education, he left the university due to his desperation of enviroment and joined the Peoples Bank.
Born with a natural talent in art, Wimalaratne never missed an opportunity to refine his skills. Strong determination to indulge in his passion for art led him to decline as extension of service offered to him at age 55years. He then retired from his position as Bank Manager to devote his full time to become a professional artist. Wimalaratne’s form of paintings and sculpture are mostly of an abstract nature. Most of his work portrays the oppression of human beings in the society. He also attempts to convey his ideology of history being man’s confrontation with nature and its ultimate victory.
Born in 1991, Yohan Medhanka is a self-taught artist who at his young age has a skill and intensity that is uncommon in artists with no formal education in fine art. As a young artist Medhanka explores different mediums, from oil to acrylic to ballpoint pen. He has had 2 solo exhibitions at the Saskia Fernando Gallery and has just completed an artist's residency in the Maldives.