Julio César Osorio - JulioCésartist 

My name is Julio Cesar Osorio, but I work under my artist name Juliocesartist. I was born in Colombia but moved to the UK in 1983 to join my father at twelve years of age and have been based in London ever since.

I am a self taught painter whose journey began at the lowest point in my life (full story About ) just as I was achieving recognition through my studio photographic work that abrutly came to a halt in 2012.

2023 has been my most successful year in my career as a painter, having been awarded:
An Honorary Exhibitor award for four of his Golden Years painting project, along with three other of the ten finalist from the eight thousand entries to the Professional Working Artist Of the Year Awards 2023 by the Visual Artist Association. https://visual-artists.org/paa23-winner/

LUXGlobal Excellence Awards as Most Innovative Abstract Artist of the Year 2023 for his Desire series and the AI Global Media award in the Best in Business Awards 2023, art category: Most Innovative Freelance Abstract Artist 2023 for the same series and listed beside all great masters in Artprice, the world leader in Auction databases, amongst many other awards and recognitions gained since my journey as a painter began.

My story is a good example of the power art has to heal and transform people’s lives even in the darkest times.

"We met Julio walking his dog. He told us the fascinating tale of the trials and tribulations of his life as a Colombian immigrant in Britain, the discovery of his ability to paint and the redemption of his life through his art.

We viewed his current work, first online but then in his studio at his home. As always the strength and beauty of his work comes over most powerfully when seen live.

We love the vibrancy of his work with its dramatic use of colour. We bought a number of his works which now adorn our home. They serve as a daily reminder of the power of art to challenge and uplift especially in the sometimes dispiriting world of the pandemic."

Mr and Mrs Mcveigh