Les Castellanos is a traditional painter, and art educator in the Hudson Valley. Mr. Castellanos was born in Peru and joined his family in New York at the age of eleven. A graduate of The School of Visual Arts, he has received awards from the Art Students League, The Society of Illustrators, and The Art Director’s Club. In 1996 he was a Recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award. During that time, Castellanos was a guest instructor at The School for the Visual Arts and was also part of an arts program for children at P.S. 22 funded in part by the New York Academy of Figurative Art, where he completed his Masters Degree.