CHANDRIKA MAELGE seeks to bring to life gospel teachings through ART & WORDS. Dreams and visions of a personal walk with Lord Jesus Christ are often represented in her art. Chandrika did not go to an art school. It was a hobby she enjoyed. Candle heated and melted oil pastels with acrylic paint is her signature
technique in creating art without a sketch. As a Creative Consultant, she has seen the completion of many unique coffee table books across varied industries in Sri Lanka.
In 2011, Chandrika received a prophecy that she will hear from God through dreams and visions. She was a Buddhist at that time. In June 2012 Chandrika began to draw again. With it saw the first series of large format drawings in 2012; ‘DIVINE UNIVERSE’. In 2017, Chandrika unveiled her first solo exhibition; ‘THE JOURNEY OF
FAITH: RESPONDING TO GOD’S CALLING,’ a personal testimony in art and words. The 18 works of art and narrated story was completed within 40 days, covering a period of seven years (2011 - 2017). In 2018 Chandrika curated her first multi medium creative exhibition ‘LET THERE BE LIGHT’ a creative expression in art, photography, film & words. BRAND NEW YOU IN CHRIST is her first publication.
She holds a Second Class Honors B.Sc. Degree in Applied Sciences, specialising in Forestry and Environmental Sciences, from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. She balances her time between various assignments, consultancies, art, writing, gardening and family. She can be contacted on;
Instagram: @chandrikamaelge #artbychandrikamaelge