Those Paintings by the Roadside
The many paintings that dot Nelum Pokuna Mawatha in Colombo 7 are now a familiar sight. They are the work of several artists who have chosen to showcase their work by the roadside.
The artists ply their trade by the roadside having rented the space from the Colombo Municipality. While at first there were just one or two artists selling their work in this manner, today several more have joined in. And while many passersby take a moment or two to admire the paintings, the artists enjoy the custom of both local and foreign buyers.