2020 Portfolio Gallery: Victoria Velozo

Artist Statement

I create contemporary semi-abstracts. My style is quite unique as it combines two artistic styles. I have blended contemporary abstract oil painting with traditional realism watercolour. I delight in combining these genres as I love the softness of the watercolour in contrast to the vibrancy of the oil paint. I also enjoy the contrast of the Realism and Abstract movements.

In this body of work I hope to encourage a connection to the environment. In their non-disturbed state grassy plains are magnificent, and vibrant parts of biological tapestry. Once covering vast tracts of the continent’s plains. The grassland are now among the most vulnerable and endangered habitats due to urbanization. I express the rugged beauty by focusing on the birds and animals that live in this environment. I include birds such as Sparrows, Eagles, Parrots Crows and Ravens to bring energy, create interest and narrative.

I would describe my own personal style as continuously creating tension in the artwork. I achieve this through the combined use of premediated realism and abstract improvisation, where the realism is used as a measure of my ability and the abstract work displays my artistic expression. I also create tension in the painting though a juxtaposition of styles, combining a range of traditional painting mediums such as oil, watercolour and acrylic paint together in the same painting. I particularly enjoy the contrast of the vividness of the oil paint against the softness of the watercolour. Often the final varnish is also used as a tool to create contrast with ultra-gloss used alongside matte varnish. I believe this technique serves to make a powerful painting and stamps my own style.

People are growing aware of the need to protect our coral reefs, our forests and our grassland plains. Our environment is being discussed more and more, and I hope to stimulate care and concern for this beautiful habitat in this collection of works.

SOLD Sparrow Connection
Sold - The Midnight Sea
Sold Seedlings
Wild Heart  50 x 75 victoria velozo  oil
Wild Moves victoria velozo 90 x 60cm oil
seeds of pride
sold Moment of Pride
Sold Sapplings Victoria Velozo
Sold Gypsy Kiss 90 x 60cm victoria velozo
Gypsy Sky
Evening Quest
Wild Grace 50 x 70 victoria velozo  oil
mystique beauty 90 x 60 victoria velozo
Moondance 50 x 70 victoria velozo  oil o
Pink Parrots Major Mitchelles__Victoria Velozo _
Sold Victoria Velozo  50 x 70 cm
Handful of gold
SOLD In our Sights
Twos Company
Sold Secret Harmony 50 x 75 victoria velozo
Sold Sage 92 x 45 victoria velozo  oil on can
Reflectivity 90 x 60 victoria velozo  oil
Water birds
Sold Elephant walk
All for One
Watching and Waiting
Cry of Achillies
SOLD Out on a Limb
SOLD The Guard
SOLD pretty fly
Master and the Apprentice
The Master and the Apprentice
Chief Kidder
Handful of Aces
SOLD Exalted
Born to Power
Sold Midnight Searching
Us Against The World
Sold On golden Pond _victoria velozo_2019_
Sold- The Highest Perch
sold-the guardian
Sold Sweet success victoria velozo 92x92cm 20
With a Promise
Sold Hear the music
KIng of the Bush
Velvet sky
Red Birds Victoria Velozo2015 Oil paint o
Travel With No Regrets
gold ambition.
Sold Sea drift
Sold Blue Jellyfish
Wild Memories