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Art is a source of healing and awakening for both the artist and the viewer. I have always loved art, from finger painting as a child to now painting with colored pencils and oils. Creating narrative art is my passion.


The art I create is greatly influenced by my exotic Sri Lankan roots and vast travel experiences. I am most passionate about rendering portraits in all their perfect imperfections and integrating the play of light and shadow into my creations. Typically, I am drawn to subjects that speak to my ethnic sensibility and to a palette of vibrant colors. I use colored pencils as my predominant medium, applying varying pencil pressure and meticulously placing layer after layer of color to achieve realism. The marks I make are left intentionally evident and I avoid the use of blenders with few exceptions. I absolutely relish accentuating delicate and intricate details, and this is evident in my work. Most often, I am lost in a meditative process while drawing and rejoice at that moment when the layers of color sculpt and bring to life the form that emerges from the paper. I strive to capture an emotion, a moment suspended in time, through a narrative visual experience.

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"As a student of art history and a collector of art, I found Suha's painting online and knew I needed to have it. My oldest and dearest friend always wore her hair in braids when we were children - as did her sister and her three daughters. The details and calmness of the painting brought me back to my youth. It was a very meaningful gift to my friend and she has it displayed in her gorgeous home very prominently. Suha has talent beyond measure. Lucky us for finding it and her!" ~ Katie B., Chevy Chase, DC 


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"Surprise by Joy" - CPSA 109 Member Show 2024

Franklin Parks Art Center

36441 Blueridge View Lane

Purcellville, VA 20132

Mar 20 - Apr 7

Meet the Artist Reception Mar 20, 6-7:30pm


Autumn - CPSA 109 Member Show 2023

Columbia Art Center

26100 Foreland Garth

 Columbia, MD 21045

Oct 19 - Nov 22

Meet the Artist Reception Nov 4, 1-3pm


79th Waterford Fine Art Exhibition


The Red Barn

Waterford, VA

Oct 6-8, 10am-5pm


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Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio

Drawing and Water-based Media Show 2023

7300 McArther Blvd

Glen Echo, MD

Gallery Hours: Sep 2-4, 12-5pm

Reception: Sep 2, 5-7pm

Contact Suha

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