“I am interested in the dual nature of paint as a medium – it can be used to create the illusion of the natural world, while at the same time being obviously paint, with abstract and beautiful qualities all its own.”
Victoria Castillo is a figurative painter whose work focuses on women in light-infused settings, usually gardens and intimate interiors. She studied painting and art history at Washington & Lee University and at the University of Maryland, graduating with honors. After college, Victoria lived and worked in both Europe and the United States. Most recently, she completed an intensive, classical painting and drawing program at Studio Escalier in France.
Victoria’s paintings receive top awards at national exhibitions, including a Bronze Medal from Oil Painters of America, Best in Show at the Women Artists of the West 45th Annual National Exhibition, Best in Show at The National Society of Artists’ 30th Annual Exhibition, and Best in Show (twice) at the Louisiana Art & Artists’ Guild’s River Road National Show. Her paintings have been spotted on HGTV’s House Hunter’s International and appear regularly at the National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club in NYC, and in the magazines Southwest Art, Art of the West, American Art Collector and International Artist. Victoria is a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists and an elected Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club.
Currently she resides in The Woodlands, Texas with her husband and three dogs.