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Alvaro Castagnet 1954 | Uruguay | Expressive watercolor painter

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 taught by Professor Esteban Garino. Castagnet carried on his formal education in art at the Fine Arts University, where Miguel Angel Pareja was his oil painting tutor. Castagnet migrated to Australia in 1983, and lived there enjoying the cosmopolitan and forward-looking attitude of that country for 20 years. Castagnet has been holding solo exhibitions since 1985, and has been recognised with dozens of awards over the last 30 years. Castagnet is an inspirational and expressive watercolor painter who has won many prestigious international awards, travels extensively, exhibiting, judging, and teaching the arts of watercolor. He is a member of many art societies, including AWI, and AWS. He is a succesful author, who holds highly popular workshops and his works are collected worldwide.