Walt Costilow

Walt is a veteran Air Force Pilot as well as a retired airline pilot. He is also an award winning artist, with paintings in many private collections around the world.

He says, “I have been very fortunate to see most of the world doing something I loved…flying. During this time, I attempted to capture some of those moments through watercolor art, something else I love.

“The watercolor medium allowed me to create my interpretation of real places, events, and people. Having worked with watercolor since before high school, I have found it a very comfortable, but sometimes challenging medium. It allows the artist to apply whatever level of creativity or realistic presentation he desires.

“In my aviation art, I attempt to present the aircraft as a work of art. Painting close ups, rather than depicting a particular aviation event. I especially try to present the emphasis of light and shadows as they affect the colors of the subject. It is my hope the viewer will then see something he has not previously noticed.”