Busselton artist Steve Vigors at work in his Broadwater studio.THE Margaret River Open Studios is the biggest art event in WA giving art lovers a chance to go inside private art studios throughout the South West.
People who visit the studios are given the chance to meet up to 120 established and emerging artists and view their work.
As part of the event Busselton artist Steve Vigors is opening the doors of his Broadwater studio giving people access to see his artwork.
Mr Vigors said while he has always dabbled in painting he took up the art as a profession six years ago.
“I do lots of paintings of the region mainly the coastline and whatever catches my eyes,” he said.
“I like expressing myself through painting, which are mainly of seascapes and I mostly use oils.”
Also taking part in the exhibition are the resident artists at Willyubrup Dreaming which features collective works of pottery, sculpture, paintings and jewellery.
Willyabrup Dreaming resident artists painter Zayo, jeweller Steve Pease, sculpture Bill Meiklejohn and Lola.
Set on the beautiful grounds belonging to sculpture Bill Meiklejohn, painter Zayo X and jeweller Steve Pease share the space to display their unique work.
All three artists have a connection with the ocean which can be seen in their works on display.
Mr Meiklejohn said the open studio event gave art in the South West a high profile and generated more interest in art.
“All of a sudden after open studios, art gets a prod from people who would not normally come here,” he said.
“This year I have noticed more local people who do not usually have an interest in art and they think may be we will go and have a look at this stuff.”
Mr Meiklejohn has sculpted for 25 years and does a mix of work for restaurants, galleries and his own designs which are mostly ocean orientated.
Ms Zayo loves to work with water themes also and paints the intricate details and vibrant colours of corals and fish.
“I am from the Maldives and have done a lot of snorkelling and diving,” she said.
“All the intricate details have always interested me.”
Coming from an artistic family Ms Zayo moved to WA to complete high school and was fortunate enough to pursue her love of art and complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Curtin University.
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