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Welcome to Maria Abey Art! I'm Maria Abeyesekere, a full-time artist living and working from home in the wilds of Sri Lanka. I have been working as an artist for over 20 years and I'm passionate about sharing my stories and emotions through art.My art blog is a place for both artists and art lovers alike. Here you will find a collection of my work, advice from my own experiences, a peek into my creative process and inspiring stories of fellow artists. I hope you enjoy exploring and learning with me

Wildlife art |wildlife paintings of Big Cats - 'Eyes on You'

A leopard painting by Maria Abeyesekere
'Eyes on You', Wildlife painting by Maria Abeyesekere

Welcome to my own personal space dedicated to my love of painting big cats. Growing up in Sri Lanka, I was surrounded by these majestic creatures, particularly the endangered endemic sub-species, Pathera Pardus Kotiya (Kotiya meaning leopard in Sinhala language). This has shaped my appreciation for the beauty of these wild animals and inspired me to capture their unique personalities in my art.

I have been painting and sketching big cats since I was a child and my passion for this craft has only grown with time. I hope that through my artwork, I can bring awareness to the beauty and importance of these animals and help protect them for future generations.

I specialize in oil & acrylic paintings and pencils of the majestic big cats of the world. I capture their beauty and spirit in each piece, and strive to create artwork that conveys the emotion of each moment while maintaining a level of realism.

I take great pride in capturing the spirit of the big cats I paint. As a wildlife artist, I venture into nature not only to capture the beauty of the wild, but also to find moments of surprise and wonder. One of the most memorable moments was when I encountered a mother leopard with her two cubs in the wild. She was staring at me as if I was a danger to them. This moment was so powerful that I preserved it in a painting and titled it 'Eyes on you'.

For commissioning similar wildlife art | wildlife paintings of Big cats, contact me via Contact form given below and I will reply within 24 hrs.

For commissions on wildlife art | wildlife paintings of Big cats, contact me via the form given below and I will reply within 24 hrs.

Art Commissions

I understand that art commissions can be intimidating, so I make sure to offer guidance and assistance throughout the entire process. Click on the subjects you may be interested in to find out all the information needed to commission fine art and portraits, as well as tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your art experience.

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