Claudia Castillo was born in Colombia and educated in the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota. She sought additional arts studies in the Finishing School, NY; Frank Monaco Gallery, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and the National University of Colombia. Claudia’s art is a process of transformation that starts with an inspired idea from the emotions evoked from nature, earth and water. The outcome is instinctive and spontaneous: simply colors and forms. Claudia’s work draws upon emotions and feelings to create her own sense of realism which is a transformative abstraction reflecting her unique reality of continual change. She founded Claudia Castillo ART studio, a boutique art gallery in the heart of Wilton Manors providing a unique variety of quality original artwork, gifts and collectables for everyone. Claudia is passionate about helping her community and serves on the Wilton Drive Improvement District, Island City Art Advisory Committee and other non-profit organizations to expand culture and art diversity.