Featured artist Alvaro Castagnet appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Six (6). Read a little bit about the artist here and support our site by joining and watching the episode below.
Alvaro Castagnet was born in Montevideo, in the beautiful South American country of Uruguay. His early interest in art was cultivated mainly by his father, who sent him to the National School of Art in Montevideo at a very young age where he was taught by Professor Esteban Garino. Castagnet carried on his formal education in art at the Fine Arts University, where Miguel Angel Pareja was his oil painting tutor.
Alvaro migrated to Australia in 1983 and lived there enjoying the cosmopolitan and forward-looking attitude of that country for 20 years. Alvaro Castagnet is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and English and currently lives in Montevideo, Uruguay. Castagnet has been holding solo exhibitions since 1985 and has been recognized with dozens of awards over the last 30 years.
Alvaro writes articles for many international artist publications worldwide. Alvaro travels around the world, painting, demonstrating, lecturing, and judging art competitions also guest-attending exhibitions of his work. He is the author of the out-of-print, “Watercolor Painting with Passion” & “Painting with Passion – Beyond Technique” books. Alvaro is featured in innumerable art books, videos, DVDs, and acclaimed international art publications. His main studio is located in Montevideo, Uruguay. He lives with his wife, Ana Maria & their teenage sons, Gaston & Calvin.
Alvaro is in constant demand for solo exhibitions, workshops, and instruction. His expert eye is highly sought after as a juror of prestigious art shows. The art of Alvaro Castagnet captures the very soul of his subjects with passion, boldness, and elegance.
His paintings are imbued with a mood, a mystery that engages and lures the viewer into the magic. He is an expressive painter. He exhibits a strong, impressive, and colorful style with superb interpretation of light effects that capture the soul of places he paints.
Alvaro is the winner of numerous esteemed national and international painting awards from such prestigious organizations as the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society (USA), and the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Award, 2010.
You can contact Alvaro Castagnet directly via his website http://www.alvarocastagnet.net/
Original Air Date: 2nd March 2014