Velia Newman’s no-hold-barred approach to brilliant colour and substantial texturing makes her acrylic painting style singular and extraordinary. At the forefront of changing boundaries with her use of acrylic paints, Velia captures childlike excitement and simplicity in her work along with the thrill of bold colours and cheerful subject matter – perfect to express her love of the indigenous beauty of Australian beaches bush and garden flowers.
Influenced by her artistic parents and grandparents, Velia began painting with watercolour and oils at the age of nine. Following work with ceramics and other art mediums, she discovered her love of acrylic paints and has developed her own unique and exciting style that is reinventing the rules for acrylic media.
Born in Mona Vale, Sydney in 1969. A major part of Velia’s childhood was spent surrounded by the beauty of the natural bush-land, beaches, surf, water and boating activities of the famous Northern Beaches of Sydney. Today these influences are portrayed in the brightness and vivid colour of Velia’s paintings.
Exhibitions with recognised Australian Artists such as David Boyd, Geoff Dyer (Archibald Prize winner) & many others. .She is represented in numerous galleries throughout Australia, Asia & Canada (west coast) and the United Kingdom. She currently has four works in print.