Uniqueness in watercolour creativity
Awards for Nuwan
* First place - National Level School poster
competition on Youth and AIDS - 1998
* First place - Annual Art Exhibition, Royal College Colombo 2000-2001
* Best Water Colour painting, Annual Exhibition, Rabindra Bharati
University, Kolkata 2003.
Nuwan Nalaka can be called a watercolourist who is dedicated to
painting. He follows the hardest form of painting - watercolour is more
difficult than oil or acrylic. He is highly passionate over paintings
and has achieved many of his dreams thanks to his rare ability of
painting. Watercolour paintings are runny and it’s hard to paint over if
mistakes are done. The artist must be quite skilled to work on
watercolour paintings properly, as Nuwan mentioned. His art is technical
as well as emotional. He creates numerous feelings and emotions through
his impressive paintings. They are really eye-catching and influence
Nuwan has followed the theories of art and applies them in a very
effective way to make his paintings vivid.
He started painting as a schoolboy and showed his talents even at
that time. His performance earned him a scholarship to Rabindra Bharti
University, Kolkata, India, where he successfully completed his degree,
BVA (SP) Painting.
He was an enthusiastic student at the time and was very popular among
others as well. Because of his creativity and hardworking he was able to
hold many painting exhibitions in India as well as Sri Lanka.
Some of his solo exhibitions have been ‘Chairoscure’ Water colour
exhibition at Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo - 2006, Kolkata, ‘A City
of Vintage Tune’ at Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo - 2007, ‘Transition’
at Alliance Francoise de Colombo - 2008. Some group exhibitions have
been ‘Annual art Exhibition’ Rabindra Bharati University 2003-2006,
‘Annual Art Exhibition’, State Academy Kolkata 2006, ‘Paintings by 40
Contemporary artists’, Town Hall Kolkata 2010.
Nuwan’s next solo exhibition titled ‘A Voyage on Boats’ will be held
from at Lionel Wendt Art Gallery July 1 to 3. It is totally about boats.
The exhibition will be open from 10.30 am to 8 pm. He perfectly conveys
the feelings of surprise, terror, silence, melancholy, power and
strength through his mastery over his chosen subject and medium.
He received awards many times because of this unique creativity.
Nuwan is one unique artiste who has excelled in paintings. His
preference of working on huge paintings in water colours differentiates
him from other watercolour artistes.
Normally watercolour paintings are small in size, but Nuwan goes for
the big size. His art portrays the emotions and heart of a real painter.