Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Asanga at Kala Pola - Sunday 21st. Opposite the Art Gallary

You Don't Have to be a Millionaire

I thought only the super rich could afford to buy art. The paintings at the exhibitions at art galleries are prised so high I could not dream of buying an original painting. Some of the painting are downright ugly, grotesque, scary and depressing. They look like works of disturbed minds. I never regret not being able to afford this sort of art because I do not want them inside my home, whatever the art critiques say but I always wished I could own some beautiful paintings.

Kala Pola is for Everybody

My dream of owning a beautiful painting came true when I visited the Kala Pola a few years ago. There are paintings to suit everybody's taste as lots of artists exhibit there. The prices are affordable too. Even if you don't want to buy anything it's a nice to look at art and you can have a hot dog, an ice cream and a fizzy drink. I know none of these things are good for you but it feels so good to indulge yourself.

Asanga is my Favourite

Asanga and Rasika, his wife, are from Kandy. They are graduates of The University of Fine Arts. Asanga's paintings are of big flowers (now in vogue ) and of birds. He is very skilled and the paintings are beautiful - this is the opinion of my famous, foreign trained artist friend.

Beautiful Investments

I have baught a few of Asanga's paintings. They make my home beautiful and bring me joy everyday. I think they are under priced. Maybe it's because Asanga is from Kandy and therefore not business savvy. My husband expects Asanga to be famous one day so he thinks the painting are a good investment. I do not feel bad buying the painting because I feel I am helping nice young couple and doing my bit for the arts.

Have fun at the Kala Pola. A Dimanche mes amis!

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