Dario Ortiz is a self-taught artist, born in Ibagué, Colombia. He graduated from the Colegio San Tarsicio in Bogotá in 1986. He studied History and Art Appreciation in the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in 1990-91. Since 1995, he has been a contributor to the Ibaque newspaper, El Nuevo Día.
Ortiz publications include the books: Oscar Rodríguez Naranjo, the painter of beauty (1996), Neorealism (2000), in collaboration with Carol Damian, and the essays Vásquez de Arce y Ceballos drawings (2007), A Brief History of the arts in the territory of Tolima (2007), and A novel painted (2008).