Neleisha Weerasinghe is largely a self-taught artist from Sri Lanka who is currently based in UAE. She holds a masters degree in Business Administration & Marketing with a few sessions of formal training in Art. Prior to painting full-time she has been an Online Lecturer & Tutor for a leading Business School in the UK.
The artist specializes in Contemporary Landscapes & Animal Art. Nature, spirituality and everyday simple things, that are sometimes taken for granted have a big influence on her paintings. The artist acknowledges that having a deep sense of gratefulness is the main driving force behind her work.
Her current body of work, mainly comprises of two distinct styles. One being expressive and intricate line art work and the other being a more spontaneous and brisk approach with texture. Her work is often described as being "aesthetically beautiful and expressive.
A Sri Lankan born artist whose work floats between Western and Immigrant culture, Perera's work is an East-West dialogue of ideas, concerning immigrant identity issues, female sexuality and science fiction and fantasy.
I explore issues of hybridity, sacrilege, irreverence, the indexical science, ethnography, gender, sexuality, popular culture, deities, monsters and dream worlds. All of these themes marry in a newly objectified realm of mythical symbioses. They are flattened on the medium and made to act as my personal record of impossible discoveries.