"My work aims to convey harmony and inner peace. My inspiration comes from nature, earth and water and from the moments that bring me peace and reflection. The oceans are a great inspiration to me because of their grandness and the fluidity of the movement of the water that is never the same."
Claudia Castillo was born in Bogota, Colombia and studied at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. She sought additional art studies at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, the Finishing School, NY, and the National University of Colombia. Claudia’s deep appreciation of the great masters led her through a personal journey to study their works.
Claudia’s art is a process of transformation that starts with an inspired idea from the emotions evoked by nature, earth and water. The outcome is instinctive and spontaneous: simply colors and forms. Claudia’s work draws upon emotions to create her own sense of realism which is a transformative abstraction reflecting her unique reality of continual change.
She founded Claudia Castillo ART studio, a boutique art gallery in Wilton Manors, Florida where she exhibits her own art and gives opportunities to other artists. Claudia has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Claudia is passionate about helping her community serving on various boards and non-profit organizations expanding culture, art and diversity.
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