About Devine

In the quiet village of Batheegama, before the bustling township of Dickwella, on the South West Coast, Sri Lanka you will discover a new gallery, Devine Contemporary Art. It is in an area you would least expect to find a gallery, particularly showing high-end contemporary art.

Owner/Director, Gail Devine born in New Zealand had a varied career working in advertising, art and writing, in her home country, Australia, Indonesia and South America winning many international awards along the way, with her late husband international graphic designer Les Mason, (Google his retrospective exhibition ‘Solo’ at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia). They lived to travel, eschewing a big home with all the trimmings using the money for air tickets to travel to places no place like home. Artists and nomads, they experienced the undiscovered parts of the world before these parts opened up to less seasoned travellers.

Now in her Sri Lankan gallery, she is distilling thoughts from these travels in her recently completed studio, gallery and home. open to the public, Wednesday – Sunday 1-4pm or by appointment.

She is also parting with treasures collected from all over the world.
If you are a retro/vintage fan you should check out what the artist is offering from her personal wardrobe and jewellery collection. Time to pass these treasures on so someone else can find pleasure in these rare and unusual pieces she says.

If you are staying elsewhere and need something stimulating to do in the afternoon after a morning on the beach visit Devine Contemporary Art where she offers Sri Lankan tea with a piece of her home made cake for a small fee.

Table Ape 2014


Love Me 2014

Table Blue 2014

Yellow Ladder 2015

For more of my earlier work visit

Our Team


Gail Devine


Sajee Dadallage

Art Assistant

Pathum Dilshan

Say something (hopefully nice), about your visit here.

If it’s bouquets, thank you.

If it’s brickbats, tell us why and we will do our best to fix it.

All the arts we practice are an apprenticeship.

The biggest art is our life.

Your Beach, Batheegama.