Australian, Sydney based artist Victoria Velozo has been a rising star at international exhibitions in China and Italy, and was to see her crack the New York market.
But in May 2020 COVID19 hit; with international travel thwarted, the mixed media creative had no shows to attend and nowhere to sell her paintings - that's when she turned to YouTube. She decided drastic measures were needed to try and keep her bank account alive, with no certainty she'd retain her job or have an arena to sell her paintings. "It was a bit shocking when it all first hit, it was scary stuff," the artist said. "We used all our holiday pay and started dipping into long service so I was thinking 'what am I going to do? I've got to start a business'.
Ms Velozo had previously dabbled in printing her artworks onto fashion and thought now was a better time than any to start the online store she'd always wanted, but she didn't have any money to spend. "I thought 'surely I can do it, I'll just YouTube it'," she said. "I'm reasonably intelligent I can work something out." Hours upon hours, for days on end, for about 3 months Ms Velozo was glued to her computer screen. Very quickly she realised "it's not like sending photos off to Vistaprint", and the more she learned the more she realised the little she knew, she said. But that didn't stop her. "Sometimes I think 'why am I doing this?'" she laughed. "But I've always wanted my own shop." So was born www.MaWeePet.com - a name she thought up at the dinner table with her daughters. I always refer to them as 'my wee pets' ( I have Scottish heritage)
Ms Velozo's colourful paintings of ravens and grasslands are adorned on Doc Martin-style boots, leather handbags and summer shoes. She said they're the type of garments you'll struggle to find in a chain store. "I love unique clothing and I need to buy from online, in fact I'm wearing my own clothes - I'm my own best customer."
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The art on boots and homewares is unique contemporary art. You will only see these artist created products in our online store. You can see the original paintings on canvas from www.velozoart.com Victoria Velozo's website is also an art portfolio and exhibition exhibiting list.
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