Chan Dissanayake is a multi-award winning watercolour artist living in Canberra ACT. He is a highly regarded tutor and a well-respected judge of local and regional art awards. Over the last 15 years his passion has turned to watercolour. A medium that thrives in spontaneous response and free expression. His mastery in watercolour is manifested by the vast varying subject matter that he tackles from rural landscapes, urban city scapes to coastal seascapes. Known for his innovative approach to teaching and generosity in sharing his knowledge, Chan has gained considerable reputation as an outstanding tutor. He conducts workshops throughout the country, which are generally booked out in advance. He has contributed many articles to leading art publications including Australian Artist and Artists Palette. His quick and direct approach to watercolour has earned him much success and respect both nationally and internationally.
Paint some of the very best sights to be found in Italy! We travel to Puglia, a southern region forming the heel of Italy’s “boot”, which remains relatively undiscovered. Its staggeringly rugged coastline stretches along the Adriatic Sea with deserted beaches, rocky coves and crystal clear water. White-washed towns dot the shores with colourful marinas and the bustle of fishing boat traffic. The landscape rolls up from the water in waves of green; centuries-old olive groves as far as the eye can see. We then travel to the Amalfi coast; it is an artist’s dream where you will be able to paint the dramatic views of the towns along the Italian coast. This 13-day painting workshop with Chan Dissanyake gives workshop members the opportunity to truly experience ‘la dolce vita’, the sweet life.