Amado Castillo III is a self-taught artist who grew up in the east side of Austin, Texas. His passion for drawing and painting began at an early age. Inspired and influenced by local artist Raul Valdez, Robert Hurst and Amado Pena's art work and success to mention a few, Amado Castillo's art is primarily in acrylic and oil paint. As a teenager, he was given the opportunity to design and spray paint his first mural that stated "Tejano and Proud" in graffiti style. In high school he experimented with different paints and styles, where he would bring back awards as a freshman second place at the divisional art competition Artist Harvest and the following year Honorable Mention awards. Amado now focuses on exposing his art to the Austin public and communities.