Born and raised in Pieve di Soligo, a town at the base of the Alps in Veneto, Italy, Silvia has always had a passion for the Arts.
Her youth was spent reading, drawing, taking photographs and working with a generous group of volunteers to found and run the community cinema.
The combination of these passions led her to open a comic shop, Shion Art, which she ran until moving to Australia in 2013.
Silvia's arrival in Margaret River allowed her to pursue a burgeoning interest in painting, having completed amateur watercolour courses in her home region.
Whilst mainly painting in watercolour or oil, local artists and the region itself have inspired and encouraged her to extend her artwork across various media and formats.
Silvia's artistic style is in constant evolution as she explores new ideas, subject matter and techniques.
Currently, Silvia's body of work focuses on the beauty and expressivity of the human form, depicting performance artists; dancers or musicians, as they go about their own art.
Silvia signs her paintings as Shion.