“Painting is an illusion. Art is inside”
Alvaro is one of the world’s most highly respected watercolor artists. He has been recognized with top international honors for his painting and his art graces the walls of many private and corporate collectors worldwide.
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.
Alvaro’s paintings are imbued with a mood, a mystery that engage and lure the viewer into the magic. He is an expressive painter. He exhibits a strong, impressive and colourful style with superb interpretation of light effects that capture the soul of places he paints.
Alvaro Castagnet is the winner of numerous esteemed national and international painting awards from such prestigious organizations as the American Watercolour Society, the National Watercolour Society (USA), and the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Award, 2010.
Alvaro is also featured in innumerable art books, videos, dvd’s, film downloads and acclaimed international art publications.
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.