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Restoration | Ama Liyanage

Showing January 22nd to February 5th, 2024


Recreating a cherished childhood painting, “Restoration” serves as a nostalgic exploration, bridging the simplicity of early artistic expressions with the nuanced perspectives of adulthood. This process becomes a canvas for rediscovery, a visual tribute to the passion ignited in early childhood paying homage to tradition while infusing contemporary layers of meaning. 


"Restoration" is a deliberate act of personal reinvention, a celebration of resilience, diversity, and the empowering capacity of reconnecting with one's roots. Through this exhibition, I invite viewers to witness the profound transformation of identity, embracing the past to forge a vibrant, authentic artistic future.


About the Artist

Ama Liyanage is a watercolour artist and printmaker crafting whimsical paintings from her home studio in Kitchener, ON. She draws inspiration from cherished childhood memories in Sri Lanka and the simple, often overlooked joys of everyday life. 


Having nurtured a fondness for jigsaw puzzles since her early years, Ama revels in the intricacies and hidden nuances that sometimes link her paintings together. She takes great pleasure in the thought of perceptive observers discovering the minuscule painted details in her artwork, each one narrating a story or invoking a touch of humour. 


She embarked on an exploration of rediscovering creativity in adulthood and the transformative journey of embracing art as a vocation. This journey began with a reflection on the power of relaxation, a departure from the years spent wrestling with the notion of self-worth tethered solely to productivity. Through her canvases, Ama proudly amplifies the voices of women of colour, reclaiming spaces historically devoid of their representation.


Instagram: @greyishteal


Available Work

1. Nostalgia $975 

24” x 30” Acrylic and oil pastel on wood panel

2024 


2. Embrace $465 

12” x 16" Acrylic and oil pastel on wood panel

2024 


3. Kindred Spirits $975 

24” x 30” Acrylic and oil pastel on wood panel

2024 


4. Repose $975 

24” x 30” Acrylic and oil pastel on wood panel

2024 


5. Emerge $850 

20” x 24” Acrylic and oil pastel on wood panel

2024 


6. You can sit with us II $850 

20” x 24” Acrylic and oil pastel on wood panel

2024






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