Julio's interest in the arts started at an early age in the city of Barahona, Dominican Republic while attending art festivals across the country. Some of his early work were showcased at the Swiss Mine Art Gallery in the Dominican Republic . In 2003, Julio had his debut at the Cultural Center of "La Calle 8" with artists from all around the world.
As an international artist, Julio is better known as "Julsan".
Most of Julsan's work has been on portraits of women and "Tainos", or the Caribbean Indians. Although some paintings are on canvas or paper, he prefers the use of hardwood which allows for the use of mixed media. These elements create the sensation of having a three dimensional portrait and enhances the paintings by making them feel alive.
2011 "Mixed Media Winner"-Annual Juried Art Show, Osceola Center for the Arts.
2013 "Artist Of The Year" & "Heart & Hand Award"
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