05.Charita Lay

Address : 240/F1, Pipe Rd, Koswatte, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka.
Mobile : +94 71405328
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Email : charitalay@gmail.com
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This Representational and Figurative artist who hails from Colombo is renowned for her ability to capture both the habitual happenings of sunny tropical life and the inherent complexity of the human psyche with equally beguiling charm, utilizes primarily warm, earthy hues her work.

Her academic background stems from the Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts, Sri Lanka where she acquired a firm foundation in various art forms. Having found her own signature style as a young adult, her work is distinctive in style. Over the years, her paintings have become a part of curated private collections and continues to be subject to publication in both local and international magazines and newspapers.

– Solo Exhibitions – 

  • 2008 – Displayed at Sekera Restaurant, London, UK
  • 2006 – Abstract Art Gallery, Bangalore, India
  • 1991 – Hotel Oriental,, Singapore
  • 1984 – Alliance Frances de Kotte, Colombo

 – Group Exhibition –

  • 2020 – International women Art Camp & Exhibition, Jaipur, India
  • 2020 – Mujib Shotoborsho, Exhibition & Art Camp, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 2019 – Global Tower Group Exhibition, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2018-2019 – “ Sri Lankan Artists”, JDA Perera Gallery, , Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2013 -“Not Another Art Project”, Bare Foot,  Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2005 “Nawa kalakaruwo” , Lionel Wendt, , Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1993-1996 – Open- Air Art Festival with George Keyt Foundation, Colombo Sri Lanka
  • 1996 – Exhibition for postal anniversary National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1992 -“Young Contemporaries”, National Art Gallery, , Colombo, Sri Lanka


  • Her painting was chosen for a stamp in 1996 at the Exhibition for the Postal Anniversary, Colombo
  • Recipient of the Sri Lanka Young Artist of the Year Award, ‘Contemporary Artist 1992’ Colombo, Sri Lanka


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