About A G Castaneda
"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."
- Francis of Assisi
A.G. Casteneda, "Gus" by those who know him, is a Los Angeles native with a wandering mind and a captive eye. To pay the bills he's labored and crafted, having worked as an engineer, mechanic, barber, brewer, and a bartender, to name but a few.
When most people are sleeping, he paints. Drawing from the gleaming finish of a hot rod, the delicate ink of a drafting pen, or the brilliant balance of a cocktail made right. Gus channels the crafts he has learned, creating pieces provoking people to feel.
A self-taught artist that works in water color, oil pastel, and pen, his current influences are ones that look at the beauty of fall and the macabre that it brings with it.