Shion Art is... Silvia Busetto
Born and raised in Pieve di Soligo at the foot of Alps in northern 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 establish and operate the community cinema.
The combination of these passions led Silvia to open a comic shop, Shion Art, which she ran until moving to Australia in 2013. Her arrival in Margaret River allowed her to pursue a burgeoning interest in painting.
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. Her 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 the beauty and expressivity of the human form in movement; graceful dancers, wandering minstrels, zooming Vespa riders and all manner of playful imaginary folk
Silvia signs her paintings as Shion.