About Chulynda



I am a multi-media passionate artist, currently focusing on watercolor, although I have maby previous works in acrylic. I am a homeschool art teacher living in Panama City, Florida with my husband and two daughters. I create vibrant and up-lifting artwork that is intended to create a stirring in the viewer’s soul.

My paintings can be found on a large scale, as well as smaller pieces on canvas and paper. I also, offer my artwork in prints and colorful greeting cards. I sell online, and in Historic Downtown Panama City, Sea Green Gallery in Nags Head, Outer Banks, North Carolina, and other various shops around the United States.

Painting allows me to create from a place of inner harmony, creating presence in my everyday life. I am continuously inspired by the vibrant colors of tropical flora and fauna which invigorates my soul.

I believe art is healing and should be accessible to everyone, either in a physical form or through instruction.

I am passionate about sharing how to paint and create silence from the outside world to connect with the inner self.

I seek to convey a sense of wonder in my work that creates pause, reminding the viewer of the beauty that is nature.

I choose to come from a place of truth to inspire others to do the same in their lives.   

Thank you for supporting a dream that I hope inspires others to pursue theirs, a dream that demonstrates to my girls to chase theirs, a dream that spreads joy and positivity to others in a time where we must support each other to spread light in a world we’ve never navigated before. 

All the best,

- Chulynda, Salt Hippy




I am a Navy Veteran. After serving eight years in the military, my priorities shifted to my family and furthering my education. I now dedicate my time to my children's homeschool education, traveling with my family, and creating art.



Liberty University Lynchburg, VA, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Summa Cum Laude, Graphic Design, June 2023


Solo Exhibitions

2022 April  Waves of Spring Art by Chulynda Castellanos, Wild Root Apothecary and Coffee, Lynn Haven, FL

2022  October The Ocean of Color: Art by Chulynda Castellanos, Bay County Public Library Panama City Center for the Arts Main Gallery, FL

2023 March  The Sea Within Me: Art by Chulynda Castellanos, Panama City Center for the Arts Miller Gallery, Panama City, FL

2023 March  Jellyfish Bloom Sidewalk Mural, Historic Downtown Panama City, FL


Selected Group Exhibitions

2022  All of Us, Interconnected. Heather and Friends, Art Exhibit by Heather Parker: Panama City Center for the Arts, Panama City, FL

2022  Fall Exhibit, Foster Gallery, Santa Rosa Beach, FL and Miramar Beach, FL

2022  Public Eye Soar International Projection Art Festival, Panama City, FL

2023  60th Bay Annual, Panama City Center for the Arts, Panama City, FL

2023  Fall Exhibit, Foster Gallery, Santa Rosa Beach, FL and Miramar Beach, FL

2023  Bay County Audubon Society’s Nature in Art: Panama City Center for the Arts, Panama City, FL

2024  61st Bay Annual, Panama City Center for the Arts, Panama City, FL

2024  Keeper of the Sea, Floriopolis, Panama City, FL


Selected Press

2020 "Bridging Sea to Land, Chulynda Castellanos," In Her Studio Magazine

2020 “Shorely Smitten”, Outer Banks Weddings

2022 April-May "What’s in Store?” A roundup of retail happenings throughout Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Magazine



2022 - present  Member of the Bay Arts Alliance

2022 - present  Member of Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County