Originally from a small town in northern Italy, my younger years were spent reading, drawing, painting, photographing and volunteering at a local community cinema.
These passions combined when I opened a comic shop, Shion Art (the name I still use today to sign my paintings), which I ran until immigrating to Australia in 2013.
My move to the artistically and culturally active region of Margaret River reignited my love for painting and, inspired by some friendly local artists and the region itself, I was encouraged to pick up my pencils and paintbrushes once again.
I consider myself incredibly lucky to be able to live and paint in this lovely part of the world. Aside from the pristine nature surrounding us and the magnificent scenery, the region is bubbling with exciting cultural initiatives, some of which I have been actively involved in, others for which I have been an avid spectator, camera in hand, and these experiences have provided much inspiration for my painting.
I am equally grateful for the community’s support of emerging artists, providing us with a space to showcase, discuss and grow our artistic skills.