Artist Statement Crossroads 2015 " Adele Castillo is an acrylic painter and art instructor who lives in central Virginia. She is most recognized for her colorful paintings of dogs, but is also known in the region for her knowledge and use of acrylics. A cum laude graduate of Old Dominion University, Adele taught elementary art in Virginia Beach Public Schools before leaving to pursue her own painting and private teaching career. "
Winner of several awards, Adele has been exhibiting her work in various venues which have included Stockley Gardens Art Festival, Gosport Art Festival, 43rd St. Art Festival, Arts Around the Lake, the Cramer Center art gallery at Steward School, Gloucester Arts on Main, Art Works Gallery, and Crossroads Art Center, to list a few. Her paintings grace private collections throughout the region and nationally as well." Adele maintains a working studio at Crossroads Art Center. There she may be found painting animals, experimenting with acrylic textures and mediums or teaching acrylic painting classes and workshops to adult students.