A native of Mexico City, Joe Castillo grew up in a bilingual home, surrounded by art and the cosmopolitan culture of an international city. In his teenage years he developed a passion for using art to tell stories. He created his own comic book series and regularly combined one art-form with another.
Moving to Florida, he attended Ringling School of Art, and graduated from Florida Bible College. He started his career by founding The Advertising Library, an agency in Knoxville, Tennessee. After 20 years in advertising, he returned to school and received a M.A. in Biblical Studies and M. Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary. As an accomplished speaker Joe has communicated “WordStory” messages with enthusiasm and motivation to hundreds of audiences over 30 years of speaking. He has also created a series of live “ArtStory” presentations that use intricately crafted illustrations, drawn before audiences to teach life lessons. His artwork has been sold worldwide and touched the lives of thousands of people.
His latest art adventure is the amazing ‘live art’ presentation he calls “SandStory.” Drawing in sand on a light table, he is able to create powerful, fluid illustrations for large audiences with an overhead video camera projected on a large screen. His presentations have been seen by thousands of people leaving them with a sense of awe. Make sure you watch video clips of some of his presentations.
Joe is an artist, author and storyteller with a passion for promoting the visual arts as a way of touching the heart. Joe is not only a performing artist he is also a gifted speaker in both English and Spanish, entertaining and captivating hundreds of thousands of people over a period of thirty-two years. He has mastered the ability to share stories that inspire, motivate and touch the heart. Speaking to corporate events, churches, and conferences has made him a much-requested storyteller and motivational speaker. The audience will laugh, cry, hurt, heal and leave his talks feeling uplifted and filled with a desire to be more than they ever dreamed.
Drawing on a huge four foot by eight foot easel, using detailed illustrations, Joe Castillo is able to captivate an audience and weave an intricate story that always ends with a great inspirational lesson and a surprise illustration that brings it all together. His drawings have inspired people and been sold and loved World Wide.
Absolutely unique! Powerful, visceral, are just a few of the words that have been used in attempting to describe what artist Joe Castillo does. Seen by millions of people leaving them with goose bumps and a sense of awe. He has performed in over twenty countries, for Fortune 500 companies, Presidents, Kings, World Leaders, TED, CBS, NBC, BBC and reached the finals on America’s Got Talent.
- Custom Shows for Corporations, Organizations and Institutions
- Impromptu Entertainment at Trade Shows and Receptions
Advertising/PR, Business, Communication, Marketing, Entertainment
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