S.M. Hewa-Gamage (b.1998) was born in Dikwella. As a teenager, he always wanted to learn new things about realistic drawings, which led him to learn art as a subject for Ordinary Level Examination. With the help of his uncle and the support of his parents, S.M. Hewa-Gamage joined Ani Art Academies Sri Lanka. Now he is an apprentice at the Ani Art Academies under the master tutelage of Timothy W. Jahn.