An artist is not a profession, but rather a way of life. For the first time, a student from Sri Lanka represented KSMU at the XI Kursk International Plein Air, dedicated to the 990th anniversary of the city.

The international plein air “Kursk – Capital of the Nightingale Land” was held from August 26 to September 4, 2022. The participants from Kursk, Protvino (Moscow region), Donetsk People’s Republic, Tajikistan, Belgorod, Voronezh, Sri Lanka, Haiti, China and the Republic of Belarus were present at the event, one from each country or city.

The 5th-year student of IMI KSMU Ellapathirana Nethan Shemeir was awarded a diploma of a participant, a personal statuette, a catalogue and memorable gifts for strengthening cultural and creative ties, popularization of fine arts and creation of artistic works about Kursk.

Looking at the young man full of life, creative ideas and inspiration, you are surprised: how this humble young man combines obtaining not the simplest profession of a doctor and painting such bright artistic images. Turns out, the secret is very simple – it is necessary to love what you do. And it is very easy to achieve combining hobbies and studies.

Congratulations and we wish you further creative victories!