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ALVARO CASTAGNET Watercolor demo for SWS April 12


April Southwestern Watercolor Society Program: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7:00 pm, Lovers Lane UMC, Asbury Hall,9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, Texas (northeast corner of Northwest Highway and Inwood Road.)


“Painting is an illusion. Art is inside”

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 a student of Professor Esteban Garino. He carried on his formal education in art at the Fine Arts University, where Miguel Angel Pareja was his oil painting tutor. He migrated to Australia in 1983, and lived there enjoying the cosmopolitan and forward-looking attitude of that country for 20 years. He is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and English and currently lives in Montevideo, Uruguay, with his wife Ana Maria and their teenage sons, Gaston and Calvin.


Alvaro has been holding solo exhibitions since 1985, and has been recognized with dozens of awards over the last 30 years. He travels around the world, painting, demonstrating, lecturing, and judging art competitions. He also guest-attends exhibitions of his work and writes articles for many international artist publications. He is the author of the out-of-print, Watercolor Painting with Passion and Painting with Passion – Beyond Technique books.

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