Jayamini is an artist of Srilankan origin and her works are mostly done with stone colours on silk, ink on rice paper and acrylic on canvas mainly replicating 'Agony and Ecstasy' in life of women. Her work presents a wide range, from the graceful lines of feminine movement in dance-like postures through statements of sensuous femininity and suggestive sketches from aspects of nature to occasions of reflective expressions. Bright colours and swift and sensitive line drawing blend in these works with a meditative use of empty space to create haunting scenes reminiscent of the old masters.

Jayamini's work demonstrates her very own unique style, especially of the female form on the Indian and Srilankan mode, creating delightful idylls of rhythm and grace.

She makes her artwork available to the public through galleries and exhibition spaces all over the North East of England as well as transmitting her message of Love, Peace and Harmony through online platforms.

Jayamini is an experienced art practitioner & qualified art tutor who works with primary and secondary school children, adults, families, special education needs people in various venues across the North East. 

 

Education

MA - Fine Art Conservation, University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 

BA - Chinese art & Calligraphy, Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China

Diploma in Chinese Mandarin, Beijing Language and Cultural University, Beijing, China

PTLLS Certificate in Teaching, Oxford Cambridge and RSA, UK 

 

Art Exhibitions

 

Solo

2017    “Born with a Darker Tan” - People's Theatre Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK

2017    “Aurora”  Part of 'Masala Festival' at Arch 16 Café, Gateshead , UK

2016    “METTA” Love and Kindness- To mark International Women's day at Newcastle City                    Library, UK

2016    “Brush with Nature”  To mark Chinese New year at Newcastle City  Library, UK

2013    “Dark Tanned Chinese”- To mark Chinese New Year at Newcastle City Library, UK

2012    'Arab Spring and its women on crossroads' - To mark the International Women's Day                 at Newcastle City Library, UK

2011    “Ink on Rice”- Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy, Biscuit Tin Studio Gallery,                       Newcastle, UK

2011    'Butterfly' - Srilankan professionals Association, C & L Country Club, London, UK

2010    “Neth”- An Asian Eye, Made in Newcastle, Newcastle, UK

2002    “Sthree”, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya  Sri Lanka

2002    “Sthree”, Alliance Francaise, Kandy, Sri Lanka

2001    “Anganawo”, Kandalama Hotel, Dambulla, Sri Lanka

1998    “Neth”, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Group

2016    “All we are saying''  Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead, UK

2015    “All we are saying”  Holy Biscuit, Shieldfield, Newcastle, UK

2015    “Migrant Artists' Show”  Holy Biscuit, Shieldfield, Newcastle, UK

2014    “Advert and Adventure”- Holy Biscuit, Shieldfield ,Newcastle, UK

2013    “Ethnicity” exhibition marking Black History Month at Washington Art Centre, UK

2012    “Traditional Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy”,North East Chinese Association,                            Newcastle, UK

2011    “People and Portraiture”, Oxford House, London, UK

2011    “Pick & Mix”, Stockton Art Centre, Middlesbrough, UK

2010    International Women's Day celebrations, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

2003    “Serendipity”, October Gallery, London, UK

2001    “Harmony”, Lionel Wentd Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

1999    51st Srilanka Independence Day Celebration, Hilton Hotel, Beijing, China

1997    “Dreaming in Dreamy Gallery”, Dreamy Gallery, Beijing, China

1996    “Triangle” Cafe- Cafe, Beijing, China