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 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. In November 2018, I was selected as a finalist for the Newcomer category of the Global Arts Awards in Dubai, followed by being listed and recognised as an artist beside all great masters in Artprice, the world leader in Auction databases in 2019. My latest achievement has been selected as one of the fifteen finalist for the Visual Artist Association, Artist of the year award 2023, for my Golden Years Series and you can see all the finalist at https://visual-artists.org/PAA23-Shortlist


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

"We met Julio out walking in Highbury Fields. 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