Rita Wickramasinghe

Rita Wickramasinghe

Award-winning artist, Rita Wickramasinghe has created Batik Wall Art for over 35 years. Currently living in Florida, she brought this 3000-year-old art to the United States several years ago from her home country of Sri Lanka.

Rita has won many top honors. Her art has been featured in several magazines and newspapers. Art connoisseurs have enjoyed her various styles, which range from wildlife, marine life, abstract art and flower designs. She often enjoys incorporating social and/or spiritual themes into her art.

Although others have used technology to streamline the art process, Rita has laboriously kept the art form true. True Batik art will show a two-sided mirror image. The very time-consuming application and removal of wax are respected.

Always striving to stay ahead of the curve, Rita expanded her fashion designs of beach wraps and other Batik clothing. She enjoys emphasizing the selection of colors and varying her designs. When reviewed, many of Rita’s work has her signature “paraffin cracking”, a method used to enhance the Art of Batik and is visible in her pieces as crisscrossing lines. Letting the dye run into the groves of the cracking wax created such lines.

Rita’s Recent Award
2014-   Maitland Spring festival of the Art~ Second Place

2014-   Ridge Art  festival  Central park ~ Honorable Mention

2013 – Lake Wales Art show ~Award of Excellence

2013 – Venice-Nokomis Art festival Florida – 1st Place

2013 – The Committee of Old Homosassa Seafood festival have chosen one of my

art pieces as their official festival T-shirt design for the 2013 festival.


2012 – Old Homosassa Florida Art and Craft and seafood festival – 3rd Place

2012 – Osceola Center for the Arts, Fall festival Florida – Honorable Mention

2012 – The Winthrop Art Festival Florida – 2nd Place

Past Award

2008 – St Cloud Arts Festival Florida – 1st Place

2008 – Florida Azalea Festival Fine Crafts – 2nd Place

2008 – Bartow’s Blooming art festival Florida – Award of Merit My art was featured with photos in a

4 page spread in the Bonita Living magazine, Bonita Springs, FL US.

2007 – Oviedo Butterfly and Nature Art how Florida – 1st Place

2007 – Venice-Nokomis Art festival Florida – 1st Place

2007 – Deland Florida, Art festival – Honorable Mention

2007 – Riverfest Art show Georgia – 2nd Place AWARDS

2007 – 1st annual June Teenth festival and juried art show Florida – Award of Distinction2006 – Ybor Art                 Fiesta for      Fine arts Tampa Florida – 1st Place