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Hi – My name is Bart Castle and I’ve been creating art and music for as long as I care to remember. In high school DaVinci wowed me with his ability to meld science, math, and art. I loved Albrecht Durer’s wood cuts and etchings. I’m also a big fan of Gary Larson and his Far Side comics…and so many other influences as you might imagine…

I recently relocated my family and I to Asheville, NC and it has been a wonderful change for us. This new community we are living in supports artists, musicians, and free-thinkers at every turn. We are living off the grid in a yurt up in the mountains, so life presents no shortage of challenges but growth is something we were seeking.

My second passion after art is music. Here’s a recent video of an original tune I call “Sunshine on Snow”

Here is an older video of me playing an original tune called “Stained Glass Window”. It features the 8-string bass guitar that I built as well as my secondary instrument, the flute.

Dinosaur Christmas Art anyone?

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Journal

In Support of LGBT Marriage

Hot topics become hot generally because everyone has an opinion on the issue. / I think it’s time to cool this one down and let it pass into antiquity. / It’s simple – Good parents are good parents and no federal or state law should prohibit individuals from sharing caring for and raising a child based on sexual orientation. Here are there eloquent words from the son of an Iowa …
Posted about 3 years – 3 comments

In progress - Cavern of the Dragon-tongued Tendrils - part 2

This is part 2 of this work in progress series. I named the piece “The Cavern of the Dragon-Tongued Tendrils” after finally seeing the picture develop fully in my mind. Following here is the work I’ve completed on it off and on over the past week or so…
Posted over 3 years – 1 comments

In progress - Cavern of the Dragon-tongued Tendrils - part 1

This was a piece that I did the watercolor work on a few weeks ago and am just now getting around to the ink work. The piece is highly experimental and interpretive so I won’t talk to much about it also I’m largely making this one up as I go… / The background colors are guiding me here. I am feeling like the green areas will transition from the carved stone work into plant-esque…
Posted over 3 years – 1 comments

In Progress - Guitar Notes Commission - Part II

This is the second part of the SG200 Electric Guitar picture in my Crazy Notes Series which is being done as a commission for a fan here in Oregon. / Started on the headstock outlines and working on the tuners. / Headstock is pretty much wrapped up. I couldn’t resist adding my classic broken string although I haven’t finished the other strings yet. / Got the first note added…. /…
Posted over 3 years – 1 comments