About us

julianjoseph.co.uk is a venture founded by Simon McCarthy and Julian Vilarrubi to showcase to a global audience the wealth of outstanding works being produced in silos at life drawing groups.

The founders 

Simon met Julian at a life drawing group that Julian hosted in Brighton, England. Their distinct backgrounds have been brought together by their shared passion and keen eye for exceptional life drawing talent.

Simon boasts an established career in property and renewable energy, being involved in the development and financing of numerous projects including one of the UK’s largest green energy schemes.

Julian, a professional artist, studied fine art at the University of Newcastle and is a graduate of the Royal Academy Schools in London.

At the outset the two founders decided that a cornerstone of the venture would be to distribute a share of any profits to art–based charities.  


Arthouse Unlimited which presents artistic talents of adults with complex neuro-diverse and physical support needs https://arthouseunlimited.org

Superstar Arts that provides meaningful creative projects for young people and adults with learning disabilities https://superstararts.com.

Art-Based Charity Enquiries

If you are an art–based charity (initially- preferably small and local to Brighton) looking for support we would love to hear from you, please email charities@julianjoseph.co.uk