About Us

About Us


"With every gust of wind, the butterfly changes its place on the willow" (Matsuo Basho)

Welcome to ArtDog Studio, Kauai. My name is Juan Lugo, and I am the resident artist. I live on the beautiful island of Kauai and my intent is to share the magic and spiritual forces of Kauai through art and stories.

Life has a way of flowing in directions we are not aware of until the journey has begun.

My journey began with a seed planted long ago. My art was my way of sharing my stories. Many were the times that I would venture into the world of art and just as quickly, life would determine my heading in an opposite direction.

Upon graduating from secondary school, I had received a full college scholarship in fine Arts. My father asked, "Do you think you should spend so much time on your art? One day you will start a family and you will need a means to support them." Because of my love for him and I respected his wisdom, I joined the military.

On a Monday in April of 2005 at 2:00 a.m., my father, who had died many years before, appeared in my dream. He had manifested himself into a real person and was standing at the foot of the bed. He said, "You have listened to me long enough, my son. It is now time for you to listen to the [sic: "Artistic Child"] inside of you and become an artist."

Join me as I pursue my dream.

Feel free to sign up for the bi-monthly letters and follow me as we travel the winds of delight.