Chan Dissanayake, painting teacher

Chan Dissanayake


Chan Dissanayake is a multi-award winning watercolour artist’s living in Canberra ACT. His mastery in watercolour is manifested by the vast varying subject matter that he tackles from rural landscapes, urban city scapes to coastal seascapes. In 2017, Chan was elected to the Australian Watercolour Institute and in 2019 he was invited to attend Youyu International Watercolour week on China as an international guest artist.

Known for his innovative approach to teaching and generosity in sharing his knowledge, Chan has gained considerable reputation as an outstanding tutor. He conducts workshops throughout Australia and leads international painting tours. He is currently, teaches watercolour at the Australia National University (ANU). Chan has contributed many articles to leading art publications including International Artist, Australian Artist and Artists Palette.

His quick and direct approach to watercolour has earned him much success and respects both nationally and internationally.


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