Kingsley was born in Wadduwa in 1951, and received a BFA from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, going on to study at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

His work has been exhibited across the world, from the galleries of Colombo, Kandy, Fukuoka and Bratislava to Glasgow and Manila. He has attended numerous workshops in Sri Lanka and abroad, and has received many local and international awards for his work.

In his present work titled ‘displaced woman” he has moved away from the use of strong primary colours into softer tones. He is currently lecturing at the Institute of Aesthetic studies, University of Kelaniya, and is also the art director for the Asian Environment Protection Organisation.