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Wildlife Art by Maria Abeyesekere
Original Wildlife Paintings & Wildlife Drawings / Commission Wildlife art

Immerse yourself in the beauty of original realistic wildlife art and bring a piece of the wild into your own space. Each brushstroke captures the essence of nature, serving as a powerful reminder to protect our planet and its precious habitats. By integrating wildlife art into your surroundings, you not only adorn your space with beauty but also express a message of love and appreciation towards the wildlife that surrounds us. The intricate details and inherent colours of wildlife art evoke a sense of passion and respect for the natural world, inviting you to connect with the wild in a meaningful way.

Commission your own bespoke masterpiece and witness your vision come to life in the most exquisite form. Embrace the elegance and sophistication of original realistic wildlife art carefully crafted using oils, acrylics and pencils.

Available Original Wildlife Art

All the drawings come professionally framed

stoned chat,bird drawing by Maria Abeyes

All the bird drawings and small  bird paintings  come professionally framed.

Available Original Landscape
Paintings of the Wild 

16"x20" Acrylic on canvas

 Professionally framed. 

Worldwide Delivery 

Commission Realistic Wildlife Art

Being a full-time artist for over 20 years, I have specialized in creating realistic original wildlife art commissions for individuals and corporate clients globally. Utilizing oils, acrylics, and pencils, I craft small wildlife collections and oversized artworks tailored to enhance the ambiance of diverse spaces such as homes, offices, restaurants, and hotels.

When it comes to commissioning artwork, I prioritize my clients' ideas and preferences to ensure that the final piece resonates with their vision. Let's collaborate to bring your wildlife art dreams to life! Together, we can discuss, plan, and create a masterpiece that will stand the test of time and be cherished for generations to come.

How I get inspired to create wildlife art

Residing amidst the untamed landscapes of Sri Lanka's Central Highlands, I am immersed in a world where endemic wildlife and birds freely roam, enriching my artistic inspiration daily. The graceful presence of endemic and migratory birds gracing my garden in daylight, juxtaposed with the nocturnal majesty of Sri Lanka's apex predator, the Panthera Pardus Kotiya, stirring the shadows in search of prey, paints a vivid picture of nature's raw beauty. As an artist specializing in hyperrealism wildlife art, I have been blessed with the privilege of observing these creatures up close, channeling their essence into captivating artworks for over two decades. Sri Lanka's unparalleled biodiversity makes it a haven for exotic species, fueling my passion to create intricate and lifelike portrayals of its inhabitants. Whether you seek to own one of my original creations or envision a personalized masterpiece featuring your favorite wildlife or bird, I welcome both individual enthusiasts and corporate clients to embark on this artistic journey with me.

Get to Know the Piece you're interested in buying  Beforehand

Before you make the decision to purchase one of my original artwork, I encourage you to take the time to get to know the piece on a deeper level. Each painting has its own story to tell, its own unique character and

Thinking Hard, wildlife painting by Maria Abeyesekere
Start Collecting Wildlife Art

Unique Art Collection: Start collecting big cats, birds, and other wildlife art to create a one-of-a-kind art collection that reflects your personal taste and style.


Custom Commissions: Explore the option of individual and corporate commissions on canvas and paper to have personalized artwork created just for you.


Flexibility in Size and Medium: Enjoy the freedom to choose the size and medium of the artwork, allowing you to find pieces that perfectly fit your space and preferences.


Reach out:  Learn more about acquiring wildlife art and to discuss your specific vision for commissioned pieces.

Lazy Leo by Maria Abeyesekere

(C) Maria Abeyesekere

Reference Photos

 Just a friendly reminder that I do not create any artwork without the permission of the photographer if a reference photo is used.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please feel free to reach out. I'm here to help!
Thank you for understanding and I look forward to creating something beautiful for you.


Wildlife Art Events and Exhibitions 2024

AAA Autumn Exhibition - from 10th Nov'23 to 5th Dec'23

The Station, Station Yard, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4LD

AAA Spring Exhibition - from 29th Mar'24 to 25th Apr'24  Rose Paterson Gallery, Western Park, UK

AAA Online Exhibition - from 24th Jun'24 to 14th Jul'24

AAA Annual Charity Art Auction - from 1st Aug'24 to 31st Aug'24

AAA Autumn Exhibition - from 11th Oct'24 to 5th Nov'24

A wildlife drawing by Maria Abeyesekere
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Wildlife Conservation: The Power of Art in Saving Wildlife

As an animal and nature lover, I have always believed in the importance of wildlife conservation. Over the years, I have found a unique way to support these efforts through my art.

Supporting Conservation Organizations through Art


As an active member of the Association of Animal Artists in the UK, I have been able to contribute to fundraising efforts for various wildlife conservation organizations. Through art auctions, exhibitions, and online sales, I have helped raise funds to support initiatives aimed at protecting endangered species and their habitats. The organizations that I am particularly passionate about is Sketch for Survival and Wild Welfare which raises awareness and funds for wildlife conservation through art. By donating my artwork to their annual fundraising events, I have been able to make a meaningful contribution to their cause.


Creating Awareness through Art

Art has a unique ability to connect with people on an emotional level and raise awareness about conservation issues. Through my wildlife paintings and drawings, I aim to inspire others to take action and support conservation efforts.
By depicting the beauty of endangered species and their natural habitats, I hope to create a sense of urgency and responsibility in preserving our natural world for future generations.


Collaborating with Wildlife Welfare Organizations

In addition to supporting fundraising efforts, I also collaborate with wildlife welfare organizations to directly contribute to conservation projects. By donating a portion of the proceeds from my art sales, I am able to support fieldwork, research, and rehabilitation efforts that are essential for the protection of wildlife. Through these collaborations, I have witnessed firsthand the impact that art can have in shaping conservation policies and priorities. By using my artistic skills to communicate important conservation messages, I have been able to reach a wider audience and inspire others to get involved in wildlife conservation.


Art has the power to make a significant impact on wildlife conservation efforts. By supporting fundraising initiatives, raising awareness, and collaborating with conservation organizations, artists can play a crucial role in protecting our planet's biodiversity.
As an artist, I am proud to be part of a community that is dedicated to using creativity for a greater purpose. Together, we can make a difference in preserving the beauty and diversity of our natural world for generations to come. Let's continue to support wildlife conservation through art and make a positive impact on the future of our planet.
Remember, every brushstroke counts in the fight to save our world's wildlife.
From Sketch for Survival to Wildlife Welfare, my art has made a difference in supporting these conservation efforts. Join me in using art as a powerful tool for change.

[Call to action: Support wildlife conservation through art today!]

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