Ape Castillo was born and lives in Manila. She is a graduate of Human Resource in De La Salle College of St. Benilde and also took one year basic course in PSID.
Being passionate with the arts, Ape recalls, at age 10 there were times when instead of playing, she would choose sketching as her recreation. The subjects she love to sketch are flowers and animals. Inspired by her uncle, a fashion designer, Ape shared the same love for plants, leaves, petals and flowers. She spent most of her childhood playing in his workshop, looking at the mood boards and see it come alive in his fashion shows.
This fueled her interest and imbued the ideals of creativity and craftsmanship. Over time her fondness on other art subjects became wider. Ape’s painting shows a new way of looking at everyday objects. With acrylic painting as her new medium, you would also see in some of her artworks images of food and day to day objects in surrealism style and pop art. Ape wishes to make a mark in the art industry as this has always been her dream. Hoping that by starting to join exhibits and exposing her works this dream would, if not soon, later be a reality.