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Maria Abeyesekere is a self taught award winning artist residing and working from home in the wilds of Sri Lanka. Since her early days of painting she has been captivated by the beauty of nature and this has been a major influence in her art. She was known to many as a portrait artist but now she is concentrating mainly on wildlife and flora. Her work is very detailed and strive to capture the unique character and soul of each of her subjects.

She believes that art is a powerful tool to share stories and emotions. She hopes that each of her paintings can bring joy and peace to those who view them. 

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Don Johannes Mudaliyar is a renowned figure in the history of Sri Lanka. His family was one of the few that managed to keep its traditions alive despite the foreign invasions that occurred during the Portuguese, Dutch and British eras. It is said that the family refused to take the names given to natives when baptising by the Portuguese and was never ready to change their religion.

We are proud to carry on the legacy of Don Johannes Mudaliyar and honour his memory. We strive to share his story and unique insights into the history of Sri Lanka with the world. Through our website, you can explore his fascinating life and learn more about his incredible legacy.

Florals is a unique art venture inspired by my love for flowers and nature. I have a garden full of flowers which I love to capture in my paintings. Additionally, I live in the wilds and come across many beautiful wild flowers that I use to create my paintings.

My paintings try to capture the beauty of the flowers I paint as well as the stories behind them. I believe that my paintings can bring joy to others and inspire them to appreciate the beauty of nature. Visit my website to take a look at my artwork and the stories behind them.

Welcome to Don Johannes, a website dedicated to the fascinating history of my family. My family has a long and rich history, dating back to the Portuguese era when they were converted to Catholicism. From then on, my ancestors have been the pioneers of many inventions and milestones in the world of science and technology.

I am proud to share the stories of my family’s courage, resilience and dedication to making a difference. Through this website, I hope to take you on a journey that will bring to life the stories of my ancestors and my family’s legacy. So come along and join me in discovering the amazing history of Don Johannes

As an artist, I am dedicated to promote the conservation of leopards, one of the most majestic animals in the island.  With my art, I want to raise awareness of the essential role leopards play in the environment, and how they are affected by the destruction of their habitats.

As a  full-time artist for over 2 decades, I have been creating art, drawing inspiration from the wilds of Sri Lanka where I am living. My work focuses mainly on wildlife and flowers. I am an award winning, entirely self-taught artist and my work is an expression of her passion and a celebration of the natural world. 

Allow me to introduce myself. I am a full-time self-taught artist who has been working from my home-based studio for over two decades. 


As a traditional realism artist using oils, acrylics, and pencils, I focus mainly on wildlife and flora / botanical art. I am also commissioned for creating human and pet portraits that are cherished by my clients.

I was a member of the Association of National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society, USA and presently an active member of the Association of Animal Artists, UK

Being married to a planter allowed me to capture the beauty of my surroundings and incorporate it into my art. It has been a privilege to attract tourists to purchase my original pieces and work on commission projects for them. In fact, till 2019, before the pandemic hit, I had been able to sell all of my original pieces.

I have always been passionate about creating oversized canvases that explode with color and life. However, with the current economic climate and exorbitant delivery charges for overseas customers, I have had to make some changes to the scope of my work. I am currently limited to small and medium sizes as my work is sold primarily through my Facebook account, where I have over 6.4k followers, as well as on LinkedIn with worldwide free delivery.

Additionally, I donate a portion of every sale to those in need. During these difficult times, it is more important than ever to support those who are struggling. Therefore though I have no experience in marketing art in Sri Lanka, I would like to give it a try. That is why I ended up with this letter, to see whether I would get an opportunity to sell my pieces at Paradise Road, Dhar


I'm an artist and illustrator from France. My work is inspired by nostalgia, nature and poetry, all of which I find to be a source of beauty and joy. I strive to capture these moments in my artwork in a way that resonates with viewers and allows them to connect with something deeper.

I believe that art can bring people together in unexpected ways and I'm passionate about finding creative ways to share my work with the world. Therefore I was looking for international gift shops for my original small pieces (Oil & acrylic on canvas up to 30x40cm) and pencil drawings and came across yours when surfing through the internet. When I read your story, I  felt like writing to you though you don't sell art at Hopson Grace.

Welcome to my online portfolio! As an artist, I am passionate about creating visually stunning and emotionally engaging pieces. Although my focus has shifted towards selling primarily on Facebook and LinkedIn, I am always looking for new opportunities to showcase my work. View my online gallery to see pieces in a variety of mediums and styles, and follow me on social media for updates on my latest work and inspiration.

Maria Abeyesekere is an award winning self taught  artist living in the wilds of Sri Lanka. Her work is inspired by the beauty of nature and its creatures. Her portfolio includes pieces of a variety of sizes, from small to oversized, in oils, acrylics and pencils. She has a special affection for wildlife and flowers, and strives to capture their beauty in her arts, which have been sold around the world for over two decades. Her work is very detailed and strive to capture the unique character and soul of each of her subjects. .Maria says that her work is an expression of her passion and a celebration of the natural world.

Are you looking for a unique and personalized way to capture the memories of your beloved pet? Look no further than petportrait artist! We specialize in creating custom pet portraits from photos for all types of pets. Our pet portraits are made with the highest quality materials and utmost care, ensuring that each piece will last for generations to come.

We understand how special your pet is to you, which is why we go above and beyond when it comes to helping you choose the perfect photograph, size, and medium for your portrait. With our expert guidance, you can be sure that your pet portrait will be a one of a kind piece of art that you will cherish forever.

Thank you for considering my art for your home or office. As an artist, I am committed to creating work that inspires and moves people. Additionally, I donate a portion of every sale to those in need, as I believe that giving back is an essential part of being an artist. During these difficult times, it is more important than ever to support those who are struggling. Your purchase will not only bring a beautiful work of art into your life, but it will also make a positive impact in the world.


Best Young Artist - Colombo Sri Lanka 1990


Portrait of the Show - Frankfurt, Germany 1993 


"Animal" Honorable Mention Award - 2021 International Juried Art Competition, Art Show International Gallery


"Portrait" finalist award - 2022 International Juried Art Competition, Art Show International Gallery


"Landscape" Honorable Mention Award - 2022 International Juried Art Competition, Art Show International Gallery​

Juried Art shows and exhibitions I've been selected and invited  for in the recent years:

Dubai Art Expo 2021

2nd Art for Art International Virtual Exhibition 2021, Oyster Art Gallery, Pakistan

NOAPS 2021 Associate online Juried exhibition

8th Edition of Downtown  Chiado International Contemporary Exhibition, Lisbon Feb 2022

2022- Far Away Places,

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