Artist: Luz Helena Castro// Welcome to my online art gallery

Luz Helena Castro Art Gallery

About me & my art

”Growing up in Colombia, South America, I was in the presence of transcendental beauty, the turbulent power and often the fragility of the natural world, of which I am a part. Art is my visual personal expression of memories and journey through life, my reactions to people, places and events.

My art is, I hope, sincere feelings expressed. For me to grow as an artist, it is vital to experiment. When I think of creating an abstract painting, I use lines, colors and values that range from light to dark, to convey movement, feelings, and to capture essence and excitement.”

What others say:

Luz Helena Castro, Colombian, an architecture graduate, had her first contacts with painting still during her university period. She started her art career, from inputs acquired in the visual communication course and swiftly switched to research on other techniques, such as watercolor, oil on canvas, acrylic, etc. At the university she took courses of art history, visual programming, sculpture and ceramics, among others. She took illustration and photography courses at the New School for Social Research in New York, 6 years of classes in Watercolor at the Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas. From there on she turned herself into a self-taught artist. She had during the 70s private instruction with several of the best known painters in Colombia, such as the late Carlos Rojas and Jorge Negret, both cubist artists. She has participated in several collective and private exhibitions in Colombia and the USA.

Working on a new painting

““Art is my visual personal expression of memories and journey through life, my reactions to people, places and events.. Nature is my constant source of wonder and appreciation, beauty and hope. For me to grow as an artist, it is vital to experiment.”

Selected group exhibitions & awards

  • 2009 “Plano here, Plano there, Plano every where”, City Hall Exhibition at Plano, Texas;
  • 2005, 2008 Exhibition at the Dallas Public Library on Frankford in Dallas, Texas.
“Art is visual personal expression of memories & journey through life”