The once bare walls of Broadwater Shopping Village have been beautified by murals from some of the region’s aspiring artists.
In December, Broadwater Shopping Village’s Sharon Amour called on artists willing to volunteer their skills to come forward and help revamp the centre.
Partners and artists Rechelle Manche and Kayla Holland responded, as did Nola Grant.
Each followed the parameters set for them and came up with own stunning underwater scenes.
Ms Grant, who has recently decided to pursue her passion for art, said the opportunity to paint a mural gave her the chance to explore another medium.
“I loved how this just flowed, more ideas came and it just evolved,” she said.
For Ms Manche, painting a mural helped her overcome a fear of painting in public.
“It never mattered to me that this was a volunteer piece,” she said.
“I love art and this has been a new experience, which will hopefully bring more attention to what I do.”
Ms Manche and Ms Holland have combined their creativity and hope to further their business.
Ms Holland specialises in macrame jewellery and giftware, while Ms Manche loves to create art featuring animal, nature and fantasy themes.
Ms Manche said their goal was to sell affordable products that everyone could enjoy.
“Eventually, we would like to rent out a shop and run art and macrame classes,” she said.
The pair currently sell out of Marishka’s Cafe, Occy’s Dunsborough, online and local markets.
Ms Grant also has plans to take her art further.
She hopes to paint more murals and experiment with other mediums.
“My art is colourful, vibrant, happy and positive,” she said.
“I want to start working with tin and vintage items.
“I’m now more confident in myself and and my art to put it out there and not be worried or held back but other people’s doubts and just go for it.”
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