‘Escape’: Exhibition of paintings and drawings by Priya Goonetilleke

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Escape – an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Priya Goonetilleke will be held over the weekend of Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery in Colombo 07. This fourth exhibition by the artist features around 150 line drawings and paintings with poster colour on paper and brings to life an interesting series of landscapes, ‘treescapes’ and ‘colourscapes’ with a rogues’ gallery and an escape into fantasy in between. Very much a self-taught artist, Priya Goonetilleke says her greatest inspiration was her father the art critic, journalist and diplomat the late L.P. Goonetilleke. Regular visitors to the Goonetilleke home at Dehiwela were his close friends the late LTP Manjusri, George Keyt, Justin Deraniyagala, ACGS Amarasekera etc. “I’m fortunate to have been exposed to the work of these great artists for a very early age,” she says. Priya Goonetilleke may be contacted at: priyagoonetilleke@gmail.com.