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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 Elephants - 'Long Walker'

An elephant painting by Maria Abeyesekere
'Long Walker', wildlife painting by Maria Abeyesekere

I have been living in the wilds of Sri Lanka for over two decades. In my time here, I have had the incredible privilege of watching an amazing herd of eight grown elephants and two babies roam around the area.

Elephants are the largest land animals in the world and are a symbol of power, wisdom, and strength. Unfortunately, due to deforestation and loss of habitat, elephants are struggling to survive. As a result of human activities, these majestic creatures are being forced to migrate further and further in search of food and shelter.

Elephants struggling to survive due to deforestation is a cause that I feel very passionate about. I have been using my art to highlight the plight of these majestic creatures.

This piece is a painting of an elephant that has suffered a horrible acid attack by a local.

It is my hope that my art can help spread awareness and encourage people to take action to protect these animals. I believe that education is key in ensuring that both humans and elephants can coexist peacefully otherwise the struggle between human and elephant is a never-ending saga.

For commissions on Wildlife art | wildlife paintings of elephants, contact me via the contact form given below and I'll reply within 24 hours.

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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