Born in the Coastal Town of La Ceiba, Honduras, Virginia Castillo grew up immersed in the diverse and colorful culture of the Caribbean. Entirely self taught, her art tells island stories of the past, putting the viewer in the room, on the beach or in the conversation between old island friends.
The everyday scenes of her world are painted in vivid colors. Her subject matter often times appears as a familiar face, house or a local “barrio” in and around the North Coast or Bay Islands of Honduras. She works in whatever mediums and materials available such as mixed media, needle work, acrylics, watercolors, oils, dyes, fabrics or ink. The one thing that remains constant is her source of inspiration; the quiet strength of her island “sisters”. Virginia explains her artistic approach as, “I just simply look out the window and paint what I see”.