Jose has led a colourful, adventurous life. From humble foster care beginnings in Venezuela, he moved to Spain and in 1969 joined the “Los Muchachos Circus”. Touring the world as a young man, he learned many skills, including acrobatics, tumbling, juggling and uni-cycling. He left the circus in 1977 and in 1983 became a gymnastics coach at the famous Grech Gym Club in Palma de Mallorca. He spent many years here.
Moving to the UK in 2001, he met and married Susan in South Yorkshire a few years later, moving to Rutland where he continues to coach gymnastics part time, whilst creating artwork as much as he possibly can. With a deep love and considerable knowledge of contemporary and abstract art, he is particularly interested in the interplay of shapes and colour in painting whilst also being fascinated by contemporary sculpture.
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