“Your paintings vividly capture the spirit…”

“My browsing the web led me to your site. I love the way you take inspiration from the many beautiful places you’ve seen in your travels. Your paintings vividly capture the spirit of these places and make me yearn to once again meander through the cobblesone streets of Rome, or while away the hours in some French cafe! ‘Memoir de Paris, France’ and ‘London Bridge, England’ are particularly striking to me. Marvelous Creations. Glad I stopped in!” – Willow Johnson, Assistant Editor, “The Medium” Webzine.

OGO logo

“Thank You Bj…The journey we took together to design my logo of Old Growth Oak Morgans was one that I will always treasure. You placed on canvas a picture of the devotion and passion I feel for this breed. You are not only a talented world reknown artist but a fantastic writer and friend. I cant wait to begin our next adventure!” – Wendy LeGate, Old Growth Oak Morgans

“..the oak tree in Oak & Morgan Stance”

Thank you for your excellent service, Bj.  The print arrived yesterday in perfect condition.  It is, indeed, beautiful.  I will have it framed shortly.  I must tell you that the element most magnificent to my eye (I am a biologist, not an artist 🙂 ), is the live oak tree.  I have always been in awe of the massiveness of their lateral branches, defying gravity.  By most laws of physics, they should crash to the earth long before they reach those amazing diameters.  The Morgan horse is beautiful, too, of course, and the individually painted blades of grass are just perfect.  All in all, I feel privileged to own your print.  Best wishes for continued success.  I look forward to following your work…….Geri Guidetti, CEO and Director of The Ark Institute, a botanical Noah’s ark.   www.arkinstitute.com

“..so moved by your painting of Liberty..”

When I came to your website, I had to go see the Statue of Liberty.   I do not have the words to describe how that paintng moved me.  Granted, I can go overboard about the United States, but if I was a millionaire, I would help each and every military person live in luxury.  The National Anthem makes me proud everytime, but especially, when a huge football player has tears running down his face, while it is being played.  “Pride”…that is what I saw in your painting of the Statue of Liberty.  Black Cat, Zoo in San Francisco.  His eyes tell me… he is very inquisitive. He misses very little that goes on around him.   He looks kind of empty without much companionship in his life. Lonesome.  He looks like he could be gentle with the right person. All of this combined in his eyes…. he also has the look of power in his body to give him the respect he demands. – Carol Simpson, Yuba City, CA  Prima Kosta Rancho

Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy

“I have been looking for a picture of the Spanish Steps ever since my husband proposed to me there.  Your picture captures what I remember feeling when we were there.  We would love to have a picture in our bedroom to look at every night before we go to bed….”

Tammy S.

Capriole, Vienna print

Hi Bj – The picture arrived yesterday and I love it.  Thanks so much for your talent, and for making this such a smooth transaction.

All the best,


Custom mural of The Spanish Steps by deCastro

Hi bj. We have been so busy at the restaurant. We have had very positive feedback from patrons and friends alike. Everyone loves the food and ambience. The staff tell me that  people are really taken by the mural and have even taken photos standing in front of it.

Italy 528 (restuarant)

Custom print of the Spanish Steps

Dear BJ:

Thank you for all of your assistance on our custom wall-sized print of The Spanish Steps, Rome.

We think the Watercolor is beautiful, and know we will get much enjoyment from it.

Thanks Again.


The Spanish Steps, Rome, Italy

I have been searching for some time for a painting of Rome to give to my sister for her 30th birthday, as her husband is taking her Rome as a surprise and I thought it would make a lovely reminder of their time there.  I found this painting (“The Spanish Steps-Rome, Italy by Bj. deCastro”) online, and think it is beautiful.  I was also even more attracted to it when I read the artists description as she mentions that her hotel is featured in the painting.  The print was delivered quickly and we were all very pleased with the work. 

Many thanks,

Kind regards,

Mrs G Humphrey

Proposed on The Spanish Steps

Thank you for that we would like Priority International $24.00.
We would just like to share with you the reason for buying this.
Our son and his girlfriend went to Rome last week-end and
he proposed to her on  the steps late saturday night. We
thought this would be lovely to hang in their home to
remind them of that special time.
Thanks again
Carol R