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Sumali Piyatissa

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Sumali Piyatissa

Born: 1977

Hometown: Colombo

Lives and Works: Colombo

 

Sumali Piyatissa is an artist based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  In her daily life she works as a financial advisor but her love for art has always given her a keen desire to pursue it further. However, her journey as an artist began later in life.  Today, Sumali is a self-taught, active artist who develops her own style, composing her own artistic identity, and creating unique works of art. She enjoys experimenting with vibrant color palettes and different media. Her works ranges from classic oil paints to alcoholic inks and epoxy resins.  The dominant style of her painting is abstract and differs from traditional techniques by presenting a peculiar combination of modern mixed media techniques.

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By my side by Sumali Piyatissa
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By my side

Sumali Piyatissa, Sri Lanka

US$ 139

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Fly away by Sumali Piyatissa
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Fly away

Sumali Piyatissa, Sri Lanka

US$ 149

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Just a splash by Sumali Piyatissa
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Just a splash

Sumali Piyatissa, Sri Lanka

US$ 129

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Autumn bliss by Sumali Piyatissa
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Autumn bliss

Sumali Piyatissa, Sri Lanka

Mixed Media

US$ 1,200

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Moods of the sea- 02 by Sumali Piyatissa
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Moods of the sea- 02

Sumali Piyatissa, Sri Lanka

US$ 129

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Moods of the sea - 01 by Sumali Piyatissa
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Moods of the sea - 01

Sumali Piyatissa, Sri Lanka

US$ 169

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Spread your wings! by Sumali Piyatissa
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Spread your wings!

Sumali Piyatissa, Sri Lanka

Mixed Media

US$ 850

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Abstraction by Sumali Piyatissa
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Abstraction

Sumali Piyatissa, Sri Lanka

Mixed Media

US$ 640


About Sumali Piyatissa


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What inspires you?

Travel plays a big part for my inspiration and also my surroundings, color, people I interact with and whatever that captures my eye. It maybe just gazing into the sky and its mood of color , the formation of clouds, an interior, different textures and many more. I try my best to represent freedom, joy and positivity through all my paintings.


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Describe your creative process.

Color blending and playing with different color palettes would be my main style. Depending on my mood I would use very vibrant hues or subdued hues. I use a lot of gold leaf and the gold dust. It gives such a rich finish to the painting and somehow brightens it up. Each painting is different and I layer it with texture and paints. I use the palette knife to create and define the painting. Which is also one of my favorite tools to use along with the fan brush.


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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Freedom, Joy, Positivity


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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

My all-time favorite is Van Gogh. There’s something about his art that inspire me. I also like the work of Monet and his style of work and Klimt and his use of color. There are many more talented artists that I follow online for inspiration as well. There’s so much of talent out there and so much that you can learn.


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

Palette knife & fan brush


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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Let go and allow yourself to explore. Get to know the creative side within you and bring out the best.


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Where do you go for inspiration?

Somewhere quiet and serene. I love spending time on my own by the beach or a beautiful countryside.

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