GALLERY
Rafael
GALLERY
Rafael
Kapalua Bay Original oil painting 20x60 by Rafael Pereda

Rafael Pereda’s Biography

Rafael Pereda is a self taught artist from Peru.  He has been living in the United States for 20 years and has found in Maui, the inspiration for his art.  Rafael has discovered a painting style that is suitable for his outgoing and playful nature and has adapted the palette knife technique to create new and unusual effects in his paintings.  He uses the painting knife with confidence and without hesitation at the same time with delicacy as he spreads the paint like butter on bread; painting with only one kind of palette knife has allowed him to produce a kind of art that possesses rich texture and a tridimensional effect.  His paintings are done alla prima. Working with this wet on wet technique, Rafael can achieve great expression and vitality in his art. He applies thick layers of paint that can pick up light, making his paintings shine.  Please enjoy his gallery of original art.  You may find him working in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.