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Avanthi Dileka Lelwala was born on 16th May, 1976 and is a citizen of Sri Lanka. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka and completed her MBA in Human Resource Management from the University of Sikkim Manipal, India.  Avanthi worked as a banking officer until 2008 but it was after residing in the U.A.E. that she decided to dedicate all her time to her family.

Avanthi studied art as one of the subjects for GCE O/L. She believes her creativity is an inborn talent and is her passion. She gets lost while painting and the hours go by with her enjoying every moment of it. Avanthi has participated in many art activities in both school and university. Whenever she gets leisure time, Avanthi never hesitates to experiment with colors. Acrylics, oil pencil, the artist loves drawing and painting. Avanthi is most fond of Acrylics on Canvas and prefers painting imaginary landscapes but sometimes uses reference pictures as a guide.  Nature is the underlying theme of her work. “It inspires my mind and soul,” says Avanthi.