Gamini Ratnavira

Tile Murals

Painting Video

Even Frogs Care

Traveling with Pen and Brush

Wallets, etc.


The Mammals of Sri Lanka

Asoka Yapa and Gamini Ratnavira launch ‘The Mammals of Sri Lanka’, the first comprehensive description of Sri Lanka’s mammals in 80 years.

$200, only 3 books left.

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© 2013 All Rights Reserved

An Illustrated Guide to the
Birds of Sri Lanka

The new field guide “An Illustrated Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka” by eminent Sri Lankan ornithologist Prof. Sarath Kotagama and world famous wildlife artist Gamini Ratnavira launched on Monday 05 April 2010 at the New Biology Lecture Theatre at the University of Colombo.

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© 2010 All Rights Reserved

Painting the Jewels of the Rain Forest

2hours long, this instructional DVD depicts Gamini painting a pair of blue and gold macaws from beginning to end, and includes how to paint lichens, mosses, furs, feathers, rocks and leaves and more techniques. One DVD for $45 plus $5 shipping or two for $80 plus $5 shipping. Can combine with A Brush with Nature now in DVD format.

© 2005 All Rights Reserved

A Brush with Nature

Gamini Ratnavira possesses the natural ability to bring birds and creatures virtually to life on canvas using only a paintbrush and paint. His emotional bonds with the environment are evident in the quality and beauty of his paintings.

By watching and listening to this two hour instructional video you learn the techniques that Gamini uses to create breathtakingly lifelike renderings of wildlife. Follow his distinctive method of turning simple brush strokes into the detailed renderings of nature.

Gamini has recently been juried into the Society of Animal Artists, an organization that includes some of the best wildlife artists in the world. His works can be found everywhere in private and public collections around the world; from Asia to Europe and across the United States.

A self-taught artist and avid conservationist, Gamini's love of nature began in his native home of Sri Lanka. "I am a student of nature," Gamini says. "It is the most important influence in my life."

Special: $45.00 plus $5.00 s/h
Running time: 119 minutes!
Recorded in Hi-Fi Stereo
© 1996 All Rights Reserved

"Even Frogs Care"

The Even Fogs Care book is illustrated by Gamini and written by his then 8-year old daughter Natalie about the parenting skills of the strawberry poison arrow frogs. They observed these during their travels to Costa Rica and hand-reared them in Gamini's art studio. The book retails for $15.00.

The seven book illustration water color originals are framed in a collage and sell for $6,000.

Decorative Tiles

"Mango Madness"
Decorative tiles in 18x24 format
in 6x6 tiles for $200
Please contact

"Traveling with Pen and Brush" by Lisa Albright Ratnavira
and illustrated by Gamini Ratnavira

Book cover

Traveling with Pen and Brush is a poetry chapbook depicting Gamini and
Lisa's travels to Africa, Panama, Bermuda, Spain, the Canary Islands,
London and throughout the United States, capturing nature's beauty in
pen and verse.

The book retails for $10.00 plus shipping & handling.

Click for sample pages from book

Wallets, etc.

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This is a new venture Gam and I are taking. He hand paints leather wallets of people's favorite bird/mammal/reptile or even a photo of their pet. The men's wallets come in brown/black bifold or trifold and checkbook covers black or brown and cell phone cover (client needs to mail theirs in as cell phones are so varied in sizes) are $55.00. The ladies wallets zip on both sides come in black and brown $75 or another wallet is zip on one side, snap on the other for $75 also available in brown or black.