I'm Veloso, Velo for short. I'm a 26 yr old, full time traveling artist & published model from New Jersey. I was born in Newark, raised in Jersey City. However, I've lived in multiple states after I turned 18 such as NYC, FL, CO & KS. My love for traveling is as strong as my love for the arts.
Art has always been a passion of mine and to be able to pursue it as a full time is truly a blessing. I do a variety of things such as paint, draw, model & make music. As a kid, I always did some form of art, acrobatics, ballet, drawing, singing, I even played the piano. I didn't start to try & make a career out of art until I was around 17, after I graduated from high school. I started off with putting cover videos up on YouTube & took the music route first. Modeling quickly came after and so on.
June 25, 2019, is when I quit my job at Vans & starting pursuing art full time. I worked for Vans for 4 years before I decided to quit. Without a doubt, it was scary thing to do but here I am a year & a half later, making a living off my art & getting to travel while doing it.
Many people ask me where the name Veloso came from. It was my mother's maiden name, my grandfather's last name. He passed away when I was a little girl & it was my first heartbreak. When I got older and decided I wanted to pursue art, I needed a name & it was the perfect opportunity for me to keep his name alive. My little brother even started using Veloso in his socials. June 24, 2015, my little brother passed away in a car accident in New Jersey. It was my worst nightmare. He was my best friend, he was a really special kid.. & he wanted to keep the name Veloso alive as much as I did, so here I am. I don't even tell anyone my real name, that's how serious it is. However, most people have a hard time remembering it or pronouncing it so I say Velo, for short.
On this site you'll be able to purchase my products, such as prints, paintings, stickers & more. You'll also be able to find my modeling portfolio, my music, my artwork, interviews, etc.. I have a page of artwork of me that I've had the chance to get from other small artists as well so make sure to check them out as well.
Thanks for checking out my site! Feel free to reach out to me for any questions or inquires!