La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras, 1949
Better known as Virgie, Virginia Castillo was born in La Ceiba, but brought up in Roatan. Her paintings are inspired by the surroundings she grew up in, the colorful Caribbean setting as well as a strict church dominated society. A self taught artist, Virgie began painting as a young girl, but it wasn’t till the early 80s when she seriously dedicated herself to painting.
can be seen at her art gallery located on the main street in Coxen Hole,
Roatan as well as at her kiosk at the Megaplaza mall in La Ceiba. Virgie
describes her style as “colorful and unpredictable”. The female
figure plays an important role in many of her paintings, which reflect
the local customs and the unique lifestyle of the Caribbean coast of Honduras.