About J.Bello


Started drawing graphite and charcoal to 7 years old. Making portraits and realistic drawing, at age 12 started in oil painting, watercolor and acrylic,starting immediately to exhibit his paintings.

Acquired his taste in photo-realistic art at a very early age, specializing in portraits. Having held several exhibitions in around the world.

Admirers are often surprised to discover that the image before them is not a photograph, but a J.Bello original painting.

It is a full project artist who seeks to achieve perfection in everything you do, because it is self-taught discovers his own style and unique in their work.

As interest in his Photo-Realist paintings grew he expanded his repertoire to include classic cars and lifestyle imagery.



  • March Prize: Honorable Mention Silver (Estoril, 03/15/2014) With the artwork, "I got you, Oil on canvas, 80 cm x 120 cm x 2 cm, 2013".

  • November, Award Honorable Mention Bronze (Montemor-o-Velho, 11/30/2013) With the artwork "Get ready to have fun !, Oil on canvas, 80x120x2cm, 2013";

  • October Prize: Golden Paintbrush (Estoril, 05/10/2013) Issued by the Foundation M. Castelo Branco. By the gift and recognition in the visual arts;

  • July Prize: Bronze Medal in the exhibition "2nd Iberian Salon painting of S. Brás de Alportel. From 06 to 31 July 2013 ". With the artwork "La petite danseuse, oil on canvas, 50cm x 70cm x 2cm, Year 2012";

  • June, Award Honorable Mention Bronze on display 1st International Exhibition of Fantastic Art of Nazare "Open Gallery". From 22 June to 14 July 2013. With the artwork "Cool Girl, oil on canvas, 80cm x 120cm x 2cm, Year 2013";

  • March Prize: Silver Medal at the exhibition Estoril awarded by Open gallery (2 March 2013) "2nd International Exhibition of the Estoril Open Art Gallery. From 02 to 29 March 2013 ". With the artwork "Let's Party !, Oil on canvas, 130cm x 65cm x 2cm, Year 2013".

  • October Prize: ARS pictorial, Barcelona - Spain, Category Drawing, October 2012. With the artwork "Mary", oil on canvas, 100cm x 70cm x 2cm, Year 2012".