Embedded within a single canvas

I think we all have something we’ve been consistent with throughout our life; dating back to childhood and fantasizing on its continuation all the way towards our last breath. And I think that’s quite beautiful. It’s a sort of romance with your own self.

At least that’s how I see it. In my particular story, that one thing I’ve found myself to be consistent in is art. Just very plainly; art. In all its forms of abysmal wonder and glorious bamboozlement, all it ever was to me was a sort of fuel. It gave me something to be happy about. Something that kept me going.

I began even before I began school. It was my mother who encouraged me to find the artist within me by sending me to an art class even before I started schooling. Initially, I had no interest yet once I found myself to mildly excel in it; that’s when I swallowed the pill.

As every other kid in their tender little years, I used pastels and color pencils while as I grew older, I expanded my material spectrum towards watercolors and whatnot. And now, even amidst living in this pandemonium of a reality, I still make time for this ambitious endeavor of mine.

But why? Why bother? I’ve often wondered that myself. And then, I find myself to mutter the same old answer; that romantic beauty. When you make art, its not just art. Its patience, emotions, memories, ideas, tears, smiles, colors and skills all embedded within a single canvas. Once plain white; now a powerhouse of soul and spirit. And this is something worth continuing till my last breath.

Oneli Perera
Gr. 12
Holy Family Convent Bambalapitiya.

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Girl in a jacket     34 Comments

Girl in a jacket   

    July 19 2021 09:30 pm

All of the artworks are beautiful and perfect according to me. Never knew my little sister was this talented. Guess now we got a artist in the family. Proud moment and I hope she continues drawing such beautiful artworks. Thank you

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    Lakmini Amararatne

    July 19 2021 11:54 pm

It makes me immensely proud to see how amazingly Oneli has progressed. She was a dedicated and talented art student and one of the best I have encountered as a teacher. She is definitely an example for everyone and how she balances studies and extra curriculars is amazing in itself. And seeing her excel in art which is her passion makes me so proud. Weldone and keep shinning.

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    Nilushika Alwis

    July 20 2021 12:34 am

These are so beautiful and inspiring and most of all the write up was why you do it and what it all means was very touching and heart warming. It gave me perspective towards all creative work. I love the colours, the objects, the positioning, the designs and the overall art itself. It is truly beautiful and you are very gifted Nanga.

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    July 20 2021 04:04 am

Wow very inspirational!!

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    Rozanne Perera

    July 20 2021 04:23 am

Amazing drawing Oneli. Love the colours. and your write up. A great talent to have and to take your mind off these turbulent times. Kee up the good work.

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    Achcha - Grandma

    July 21 2021 11:27 am

Oneli your collection of Artwork is beautiful, it looks so real and natural with a lovely colour combination. Your writeup is very touching too. I can remember as a kid the drawings you did useing coloured pencils and watercolours, and we admired it. But what you have gained during the past years and the progress you have made is beyond my expectations. Oneli we are proud of you and so happy to have an Artist in the family.

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    July 21 2021 03:36 pm

Greate work nanga!!! so proud of you. Love the combo of sketches to the colour variations . The writeup is so touching I can definitely relate to this. You are a great artist. Keep up the good work.

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    Dhammi Fernando

    July 22 2021 10:35 am

fabulous work Oneli. Well done!

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    July 22 2021 05:44 pm

Oh wow. These are really pretty! The color blending is ethereal. Keep up the awesome work kiddo!

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    Siyoni Anthony

    July 22 2021 08:33 pm

These drawings are so beautiful! Great work Nanga!

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    July 26 2021 11:23 am

Oneli Perera is an artist with with many talents. I wish her good luck and congratulations in advance.

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    Sangeetha Dhanapala

    July 26 2021 11:25 am

So beautiful. All the best Oneli.

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    Ann Seneveratne

    July 26 2021 11:31 am

Beautiful artworks . Some are very colorful. Love the drawings.

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    Dasuni Gurusinghe

    July 26 2021 11:48 am

Well done Oneli.Paintings are very beautiful and creative. Keep it up the good work !!!!

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    Juanita Yogadev

    July 26 2021 11:50 am

Wow lovely

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    Ramya Cooray

    July 26 2021 11:59 am


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    Shani Ellawala

    July 26 2021 12:12 pm

Absolutely beautiful...!. There is so much talent in the works of art. Well done..! So proud of you.

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    Dhinna Perera

    July 26 2021 12:20 pm

Fantastic work Oneli. I love your style of drawing.

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    Dhinna Perera

    July 26 2021 12:20 pm

Fantastic work Oneli. I love your style of drawing.

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    Dhinna Perera

    July 26 2021 12:53 pm

Fantastic paintings Oneli. I love your art work.

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    Dhinna Perera

    July 26 2021 12:54 pm

Fantastic paintings Oneli. I love your art work.

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    Lingayini R

    July 26 2021 07:22 pm

Wow! So beautiful and very talented! Keep drawing! All the best!

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    Dr Charka Silva

    July 26 2021 07:57 pm

Very talented! Wish you all the best!

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    July 26 2021 08:33 pm

Amazing art

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    July 26 2021 08:38 pm

Beautifully crafted and lovely to see.

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    Shiro Herath

    July 26 2021 08:59 pm

You are a great artist! My favorites are the animals and the facial expressions/emotions I see. You will inspire so many. Wish you the best!

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    Darshika Gonapoladeniya

    July 26 2021 09:31 pm

Great pieces of art! Very talented. Wish you all the best!

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    DR.Uditha Jayawardana

    July 26 2021 11:29 pm

Very nice keep it up

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    July 27 2021 12:07 am

Wow. Beautiful pictures. Wishing you every success in the future.

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    Dammi weerasekara

    July 27 2021 06:59 am

Fabulous work! Well done!!

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    Keshani Radhakrishnan

    July 27 2021 10:31 am

Hi Oneli The paintings are wonderful. They have have lot of depth and meaning. I love them all. Keep up the good work. God bless you.

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    July 27 2021 12:18 pm


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    July 27 2021 12:51 pm

Marvellous piece of work. Well done

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    Dr. Morani Wijegunawardana

    July 27 2021 05:42 pm

Excellent duwa! Keep it up