Wishing every wherever you are prosperous and…
I have donated a painting to auction and raise funds to help a dog rescue project based in Romania that does great work and are struggling to cover the costs of keeping the animals they are caring for, so kindly asking you to please bid for the painting by clicking on the link below:
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Thanking you in advance.
Dear friends, My grandmother’s portrait has been nominated for the Global Arts Awards and I would very much appreciate if you vote for me by clicking on the following link:
Wishing you all a great weekend and as usual, I thought I say hello to the new followers and share one of my paintings:
Garden Of Sin
Acrylic on Canvas 24×20 Inches.
SURFER Acrylic on Canvas 40x30cm.
Another week comes to and end and as it is becoming a custom, time to share one of my paintings to reflect and wishing you all a fun weekend.
May be is good to think what makes you happy and try to do more of it!
Acrylic on Canvas 80x60cm
This is one of eight paintings of my series “Loving Them” on legendary musicians that I have listened and appreciated as I journeyed through life and that are sadly not longer with us but whose work I still very much love!
Name one of your favourite musicians that has passed away…
SPECIAL PURCHASE Title : UNKNOWN LOVE
Original artwork. Acrylic on Paper 32x22Inch.
Unknown love, was the third early work created three months after discovering my new passion for painting and the beginning of my journey in prison, in 2012.
This painting was inspired by a reoccurring dream of a woman standing on the water and whose face I could not see or recognised and that would disappear as I walked toward her. Looking back I can only assume that it was due to the uncertainty of a passionate experience would take place.
That was a very hard time in my life. I had been detained in March and was just denied bail and my old life was crushed. I had to close my photography studio and hand my life and myself over to complete uncertainty. I lost control over what would happen next.
Here was where I discovered the calming therapy of painting.
The painful loss of an old life led to a new beginning for me and that is why I have included this work in the special purchase collection. I hope it brings a sense of renewal in the most difficult of times.
To view all the selected works go to: https://juliocesarts.com/special-purchases/index.html
Title : DEEP IN THOUGHT
Original artwork. Acrylic on Paper 22x22Inch.
This piece was one of my earlier works from 2012, having discovered the benefits of painting while at the lowest point of my life having landed in prison for retaliatig to an assault from a bouncer at a club.
The inspiration behind this piece was the totl isolation i was experiencing at that time and having had the first visit to the prison library and looked at a book on picasso’s cubist works earlier that day, I wanted to attempt to something with that in mind and this is the end result.
I have selected it for the special purchase collection as I feel that it would be great for it to have a place at someone’s home where it would be appreciated as art and that they see the great chance of adding it to their collection.
To see the full collection go to: https://juliocesarts.com/special-purchases/index.html
Title : BLOSSOM
Original artwork. Acrylic on Canvas 26x26Inch.
This has been my latest work, created during our lockdown weeks. This piece was inspired by the great spells of sunshine and temperatures above normal for this time of the year, warmly welcome during these out of the ordinary times and a reminder of the power of nature and uplifting sun.
The work is a celebration of the beauty of nature, the colours of flora and the sweet sound of birds tweeting outside my window, replacing the continuous car engine sounds of usual times, but these are not usual times and the persuasive call of nature is enticing me to break away from the city life I have lived all my adult life.
I have selected this as one of the paintings to offer in the special purchase selection, as I feel it would bring joy to someone’s home or workplace.
Title : SCRABBLE
Original artwork. Acrylic on canvas 20.5X17.5 Inch.
2019 was a very hard year for me due to the loss of my father and my favourite uncle in a space of four moths. Throughout that time, when there were questions, feelings and emotions in my mind, I turned to my painting in order to put into context all those elements where light colours and layers make sense once the work was complete.
Like all my works, the idea of negativity or darkness is discarded from the beginning, as I do not see the need of including those factors when trying to simply depict my state of mind at any given time and knowing that there are plenty of positive things in one’s life at most times, and that by taking time to look around at the world around us there are people that have nothing. I hope that this special purchase will bring context and positivity to the viewer.
To view the selection go to: https://juliocesarts.com/special-purchases/index.html
Title : MARS GALLOP
Original artwork. Acrylic on Canvas 40X30cm.
Mars Gallop was inspired by the beauty of horses and calming effect of watching them galloping in countless films and documentaries. In this work I combined their majestic splendour in a fairy-tale environment along with red, one of my favourite colours.
I have chosen this work along with Free Spirit to be included in the special purchase selection to be sold either as a pair or individually. I would like them to be on display bringing a sense of unfettered joy to a new owner and their surroundings.
To see more please visit https://juliocesarts.com/special-purchases/index.html
Title : ANGUS
Original artwork. Acrylic on canvas 26x26Inch.
This year started badly for humanity, worldwide with what now is the world pandemic, the halt of the business world as we know it and complete shut down in many areas. The one thing that has benefitted from this is the planet, nature been given a break from pollution and this is my friend Angus, having a cheeky laugh at our situation.
The first painting tittle the Highland Moo was very popular, so I have decided to include Angus in the special purchase selection to brighten up someone’s home and remind us that there is some happiness even in this crisis.
Postage varies depending on the delivery location, speed of delivery and carrier, so is not included in the price and will be agreed once you have place your order.
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For an artist, the journey to gain an identity is a long and lonely road. Having discovered the great therapeutic benefits of art for the soul while incarcerated and my ability to paint was a god’s sent gift.
Being an artist while in prison I had not only my freedom taken away but also my identity and two and a half years after being freed, my identity still remains restrained till the end of my parol in March 2017!
The following is a digital story made as part of the Stretch Digital project funded by the Big Lottery in collaboration with the PET (Prisoner Education Trust) – the films are made with Stretch practitioner Alex Harwood in the traditional digital story method.
Former prisoners tell their story of education and rebuilding their lives in and out of prison.
You can see more digital stories from former prisoners by CLICKING HERE
I like to wish you all a great weekend and a big hello to the new followers of my page!
This past Sunday, I was finally united with my adopted pet dog Bumble, who was rescued in Romania and after three days of travelling to the UK this photo was taken when it was handed over to me to take him to his loving forever home 🙂
Congratulations to you Sir Captain Tom for becoming the eldest man to be in the cover page of GQ magazine! Since seeing his great achievement last lockdown and bringing the country together, I made the decision to do a portrait in his honour for bringing the country together and raising for the NHS. He was the second work for my series ‘The Golden Years’ to shine a light on the many older people we lost to the pandemic.
Click on the image to see the four painting on the series so far.
Or on the link to read his interview: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/politics/article/captain-tom-interview
Today I have finished my latest painting (Windrush Generation, that feature Paulette Wilson who was affected by the Home Office scandal and became an activist to demand a stop to the abuse that community was experiencing and who sadly pass away this year) for the Golden YearsSeries I have been working on just as it was reported In the Guardian.
Windrush: two years on, victims describe long waits and ‘abysmal’ payouts.
Many people pushed into financial difficulties by Home Office errors are still waiting for compensation.
Applicants to the Windrush compensation scheme have spoken about the difficulties they have experienced in securing payouts. Some are concerned by the long delays between applying and being awarded damages, others have expressed unhappiness about the amount they have been offered.
Their testimony comes after the Guardian revealed that the most senior black Home Office employee in the team responsible for the scheme resigned earlier this year, describing it as systemically racist and unfit for purpose.
You can read the whole article at: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/nov/19/windrush-two-years-on-british-victims-describe-long-waits-and-abysmal-payouts
A big hello to you all!
As we come to the end of #BlackHistory month here in the UK, I thought I’d share my work in progress for ‘The Golden Years’ series.
This series shines a light on the Windrush story of the first big immigration of Afro Caribbeans to help rebuild Britain after the second world war, and the scandal that was exposed on Teresa May and her government for detaining and deporting a large number of those immigrants that were failed by not having been issued with the right to remain.
Paulette Wilson who is depicted in the painting, came to the UK at the age of nine and was one of those they tried to deport and who was lucky enough to have a daughter who desperately gathered proof that her mother had been here that many years! She became one of the biggest activists to lobby the government to admit and stop the unlawful practise.