Castor Fernández. Live Painting.

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I was born in Bordeaux, France, but raised in Galicia, Spain. I have lived in Canada for most of my life, first in Montreal and now in Vancouver.
To say that I am an interdisciplinary artist would be an understatement. “I will try just about anything at all…and I do mean anything” I am a painter, sculptor, set designer and I sure like to experiment with ALL mediums, not just painting in oil and acrylic for example but will use all kinds of non-traditional mediums and sometimes blend them.

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The same goes for Style or type of art…I feel just as comfortable painting a landscape, a still life, an abstract, humorous art piece or a dark surrealist, mysterious image.
I have done paintings as small as 3 inches square to as large as 9 feet square. For a long time I have felt very comfortable painting in the style of the Impressionists, but my desire to continuously explore and learn has led me to paint many other styles for example experimented with calligraphy.

Years back I would just do art for myself because I really loved to do it, it allowed me
to release this incredibly creative need and urge to self-express ideas and feelings
that would manifest themselves in various ways. In my darkest moments and difficult
times, I would do art before I even realized I was also doing art therapy on myself.

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The creative process and ability to ”make things out of nothing” has helped me many
times over and has been a constant source of positive emotion. In fact, I would go as
far as saying it has been my salvation because it would get me grounded and able
to deal with “life” and all the challenges that can bring. After completing a Bachelors
Degree at Concordia University in Montreal, and getting so much positive feedback
from classmates, friends, and people in general, I was encouraged to show my art
publicly. To my amazement every time I would show any of my creations the
feedback was awesome.

Today I can say that my art has found many happy homes not only across Canada
but now starting to have a more international base, in such places as Montreal,
Vancouver, England, Spain, Oregon (USA), Osaka (Japan).


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