Shaun Castro was born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii. He has an Associates degree in Liberal Arts, and a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Painting & Drawing from the University of Hawaii. He’s had the opportunity to display artwork and live paint all throughout Oahu and Big Island; As well as, Los Angeles, San Diego and Venice Beach, California; Cebu and Lipa, Philippines, and Tokyo, Japan.
He’s had the opportunity to live paint on several occasions at Ala Moana Center Stage with Diverse Art Center. He also has partnered and blessed to work with Lightsleepers, Prolifik Projects, Diverse Art Center, REVO Oahu, Prototype, He>i, Hypersquad Dance Studio, The Playground, 24/7 Dance Studio, GroundUp Pirates, Jedidiah Clothing, Stand Up For Kids: San Diego, Keep-A-Breast Foundation, Women Speaking Out, etc.
He was the former Urban Arts teacher for Diverse Art Center and was a guest teacher at the Honolulu Academy of Arts at Spalding House. He currently works at Grace Bible Church Honolulu as a College Campus Minister and continues to engage culture through the arts.
His art is influenced by his relationship with Christ and the experiences that he has had while traveling, especially on missions trips to the Philippines and Japan. He is currently currently working on a lot of side projects, but the main series of artwork that he paints explores the tension that we all have in regards to what it means to love people.