The Mission Viejo Library is featuring an incredible art exhibit by local students and two exceptional artists.
The exhibit boasts the creative work of children ages 12 and over in the “Art Encounters” painting program along with the talents of Prerana Kulkarni and Bill Knauer.
Prerana is a software engineer by profession but has enjoyed some recent acclaim for her paintings, which have been selected for juried exhibitions at the Tustin Art League, Orange Art Association, Orange County Fair and Saddleback Art League. The work mirrors Prerana’s journey into the colorful world of oil on canvas. The paintings are a reflection of her inspirations and experiences.
“As you browse through the paintings, you will find yourself in different worlds – flowers, landscape, seascape, fruit and even wine,” she said.
Bill’s acrylic impressionist paintings interpret the photos of life he took throughout the U.S., Spain, France, Switzerland, Greece, England, Italy, Russia, and Ireland. He began painting in oils and continues to develop techniques through personal and professional tutoring focused on impressionism. Bill has observed art techniques in museums and galleries throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the Getty, Hermitage, Louvre, Georges Pompidou, Musee d Orsay, El Prado, Thyssen and others. Bill’s paintings emphasize the use of bolder, vibrant colors capturing sunlight and shadows of the early and late day.
The exhibit is on display through May 22 inside the library at 100 Civic Center.