Walter Castillo is a self taught artist who grew up in San Pedro. Early in his teens, he started traveling Belize and mingling with people from many different cultures ; Mayas, East Indians, Creole and Garinagu with which he lived from 13 to 17 years old.
His use of vibrant colours and people so full of life spring up from his painting. He gets his positive energy from nature, music, animals, and friends and passes the energy through the paintings to those who come across them.
He had his first successful exhibition in 1990 in England, where he met people who loved and appreciated his work. From then on, became an international artist