Ju Castelo’s colorful illustrations make me feel quite happy about being a city girl <3 Her beautiful watercolor based paintings portray life in (big and small) cities in such a warm and cheerful style. I love how she paints her folks in so many diverse ways. And those colorful little houses.. wishing I was there right now!
Originally from Brazil and currently based in Barcelona, Ju graduated in Graphic Design in Rio de Janeiro but found illustration to be her true passion. Her works have been published in several countries and one of her recent series called La Banda was recently selected for Iberoamérica Ilustra‘s Catalog nr. 8. Ju gets lots of her inspiration from people she sees passing on the streets in daily life and from her own Brazilian background.
To see more of her wonderful work, visit her website and follow her on Instagram & Tumblr. Ju is currently preparing a shop that will go online soon. Meanwhile, If you’re interested in purchasing one of her works, contact her here.