Castonguay acts as instructor, event coordinator, and web administrator. Originally from Maine, he earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Manchester, NH. While in school he focused on combining his interests in storytelling, illustration, and printmaking. Some of his favorite printmakers include Antonio Frasconi, Leonard Baskin, and Gustave Doré.
Castonguay's interest in avian subjects began when he was gifted two juvenile society finches. Being fascinated with the hidden lives of animals and birds, an avid consumer of natural history literature and films, Castonguay found himself the ethologist. He recognized their distinct personalities and observed them communicating with one another and huddle together at night. Aviculture remains a part of the artists home life, and birds the main protagonists in his work.
Castonguay is represented by Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro, VT, Brumfield Gallery, Astoria, OR, and his work is included in international collections. Castonguay has over a decade's worth of experience working with fellow artists, guiding them through the creative process, and printing their work.