I’m Soba Kaluthota and my epoxy resin functional art brand is ‘Ridma’, it means rhythms, in my first language, Sinhaleese. I was born and lived most of my life in the island nation Sri Lanka. I was amazed by the nature around me, evergreen rain forests, deep blue-ocean and diverse landscapes inspired me to recreate patterns so close to my heart. When I moved to Canada, I fell in love with the majestic Rocky Mountains, never ending prairies and great big sky. Love the beautiful wildflowers and freshwater fish too.
My educational background in biology, helps me understand the patterns in nature and free flowing tinted epoxy resin allows me to recreate those patterns. It is impossible to create two identical pieces, same as the nature.Although I haven’t had any formal fine-art education, I’ve never missed a learning opportunity. Training workshops and constant practice of new techniques continues to improve my skills. All my epoxy resin functional art works are unique and one of a kind, inspired by the ocean and beach. They will bring the ocean to your home, that heals your heart, mind, and soul.
As an artist, I want to share the beauty and patterns in nature to raise awareness of protecting these precious resources. Whether it is thousands of miles away from us or at our doorstep, our actions affect nature. Only we can protect this beautiful earth. Find me on IG and FB @paintingsbysoba