About The Artist


Artist Statement:

 "I always wondered how our existence first came to be, and what part imagination had in its creation. The Art behind this is something we can’t explain in words. The way I express it is through paintings.

Most of my paintings are based on my own photography. My favorite practices are plein Air painting, landscape painting, and figure drawing. 

I was born in India so you will see a little flavor
of Indian culture in my paintings. However I indulge myself in various forms of art such as contemporary realism, landscapes, and figurative paintings. "

Awards and Certificates:

  • Special Merit Award from Light Space and Time Online International Art competition. Badge and Certificate provided for my winning art.

  • Tri Valley Conservancy Plein Air Competition 2012: 3rd Place and Badge

  • Exceptional Artistic Talent Award in the field of Fine Art: Award presented by Mr. N Parthasarthi (Consul General of India- SF)

  • Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery September 2012 Special Recognition award.

  • Outstanding contribution for promoting non-profit organizations: Award received by Mrs. Anu Natarajan (Vice Mayor, City of Fremont CA), Artist Simone Archer, and Mukund Gorla, president of Manavta US Chapter

  • Fremont Art Association: Honorable mention award for her Acrylic painting ‘Glimpse of Beauty’

  • Supporting NGOs and Environment: Awarded by GreenKidsNow organization.

  • Outstanding Contribution to Support Project Udaan:  Awarded by OVBI

Technical Experience and Projects Involved:

Art Director 2017

 Company: Expression8 Art Gallery       


3D Animator 2012

Grouphug Productions


 Sr. Graphic Artist 2006

 Company: Aurona Technologies Pvt. Ltd.              


 Sr. Game/Graphic Artist 2004

Company: Electronic Arts International Hyderabad India 


 Game/Graphic Artist 2003

Company: Hanrej Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd, India.        


Lead Flash Animator 2002

Company: Color Chips India Ltd.                          


 In Between (IB)Animator 2001

Company: Sriven Multitech Ltd. India            



Production Artist 1998

Company: Heart Animation Studios, India              


Artist/Illustrator 1995

Company: UBC Feature World, India

​​  Prashanti Laxmi is an acclaimed, award-winning Artist with over 25 years of professional experience in the creative field.   Starting her artistic career in India after graduating from Ravi Shankar University with a Master of Arts Degree, Ms. Nekkanti has worked on several prominent projects and reputed organization.   Her artwork has been featured in distinguished national newspapers and trade publications, including international magazines like Artist Portfolio Magazine and India West, a weekly publication with the largest circulation in the Western U.S.A, as well as the California Watercolor Association’s annual catalog. 


The Indian Art Director has also received disguised awards for her achievements in her community, such as 3rd Place winner for Plein Air contest received award by Congressman Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley and "An Exceptional Artistic Talent Award in the Field of Fine Art" by Consul General of India- SF. 


Prashanti L Nekkanti is a contemporary realist painter and a teacher who lives and works in Fremont California. She has inspired many artists in many ways and her artistic journey continues with many more events to support artists.  Born in India and brought up in a south Indian family, her colorful paintings depict her culture and style in a brilliant manner.

Her picturesque landscapes, abstract with realism, Plein air, and figurative drawings are all brought to life with contrasting and harmonious colors and bold compositions.











Exhibitions & Achievements


CWA 44th National Exhibition 2014

Web site: www.californiawatercolor.org


I have been selected by California Water Color Association for their 44th National Exhibition 2014.  Among 365 Artists and 700 artworks submission, my art work got selected as one of 70 final paintings. My painting got exhibited at Olive Hyde Art Gallery, 123 Washington Blvd, Fremont, California for one month for public view.


Group: 3rd Annual Fine Art Exhibition 2014 by Prashanti Art Inc
New Park Mall Cultural Corner Newark CA 
Exhibition Dates April 1st to April 14th


Working as An Art Director, I have exhibited my art works at Cultural Corner New Park Mall, Newark CA for 15 days for public display. This is a place where every month an individual artist or group of artists introduce and showcase their art for public view. Event ended by organizing art contest for adults, displaying school kids art to support NGO, and distributed prize and certificates to all artists.


7th Annual “Aritst’s in the Garden show” at Regan Nursery

Regan Nursery Fremont CA June 29th to 30th 2013


Exhibited my art works for public view at Regan Nursery where every year local artists gather together to celebrate art by organizing booths and showcase their artistic talent in various mediums.  More than 50 artists gathered and participated in this show.  This show was organized by Artist Simone Archer


Tri Valley Conservancy 2012

Web site: http://trivalleyconservancy.org/


As 3rd Place winner of Plein Air contest my work got exhibited and displayed at Livermore Library and the Bankhead Theater. The Bankhead Theater and the Tri-Valley Conservancy displayed the Freeze Frame "Top 25" photographs and the Tri-Valley Treasures 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mentioned paintings for public display for 3 months.


Fremont Art Association 47th Annual Fine Art Show 2012



My art works got selected for juried show and displayed at Fremont Art Association for a month for public display. The Exhibition took place Sep 29th to Oct 21st, 2012.  One of my art work ‘Glimpse of Beauty’ got awarded for honorable mention.


Group: 2nd Annual Fine Art Exhibition 2013 by Prashanti Art Inc
Centerville Community Hall Fremont CA
Exhibition Dates March 31st 2013


I have exhibited my art work along with my students works at Centerville Community Hall for public display. This exhibit was to support NGO and promoting to new artists by providing them opportunity to display their art works.


Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery September 2012

Web Site: https://www.lightspacetime.art

My Art work got selected in online contest and exhibited on their web site for 3 months for public view.


Group: 1st Annual Fine Art Exhibition 2012 by Prashanti Art Inc.

Centerville Community Hall Fremont CA
Exhibition Dates April 8th 2012

This was the first event organized by Prashanti Art Inc. I was involved organizing from start to an end the whole event. This was the show to promote new artists and display students works along with my art works.

Published Material:

Telangana News 5th March 2018
 Web site: https://goo.gl/f1EcRo
Published for my achievments in an Indian Newspaper.  




CWA 44th National Exhibition 2014

 Web site: www.californiawatercolor.org



Tri Valley Conservancy 2011

 Web site: http://trivalleyconservancy.org/






Artist Portfolio Magazine Issue-9

 Web site: www.artistportfoliomagazine.com

 https://issuu.com/artistportfoliomagazine/docs/issue9    (Page 90-91)


Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery September 2018

 Web Site: https://www.lightspacetime.art

You tube link: https://www.youtube.com/user/LightSpaceTime

Web link: https://www.lightspacetime.art/open-no-theme-2018-art-exhibition-special-merit-painting-other-media/

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery September 2012

 Web Site: https://www.lightspacetime.art

https://www.slideshare.net/johnrmath/open-art-exhibition-2012-event- catalogue (Page 41)


India West News Magazine:

 Web Site: www.indiawest.com

 Hard copy available for reference.


Green Kids Conference 2013
Place: Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus, Mountain View, CA. 
Exhibition Date: June 1st 2013 



Tri-City Voice News 2013