Woman in a Changing World.  2002
Oil and acrylic on canvas
106 x 91 cm




Pradeep Jayatunga comes from Enderamulla and works as an Analyst Programmer. He has participates in several art exhibitions, many of them presented by the George Keyt Foundation, and his work has attracted awards on a number of occasion, including on All Island first place.  He has attended the first camp held at Kandalama in 1997.

"My work, through periods of time has never been static.   I have chosen to explore different themes.  My current interest is in the nature of Contemporary Women, and the forces of change that have had an impact on them, and also examining the motives that effect such change within the modern woman.  The exercise of religious choice and the prerogative which is theirs is also a factor that I have studied - while many women may well change their allegiance from Buddhism to another faith, I am also able to see that those from outside have also made their shift of allegiance towards Buddhism for the same or very similar personal and inwardly realized reasons.

My paintings contained herein is the observation of a few Contemporary Women, who have observed the cardinal precepts of the Buddhist teaching in the precincts of a temple."