2019 Margaret River Region Open Studios | Sue Eva

Quedjinup artist Sue Eva will open her studio to the public during Margaret River Region Open Studios.
Quedjinup artist Sue Eva will open her studio to the public during Margaret River Region Open Studios.

Quedjinup artist Sue Eva loves brica-a-brac, she has a collection much of which was inherited from her grandparents along with other items she has found in secondhand stores.

Ms Eva also loves to paint still life, her work has a distinct feel and colour pallet, capturing in precise detail the objects she paints.

The paintings are often created as a series where Ms Eva paints the same object in each piece.

"A lot of the objects are important to me, or have an emotional attachment there are a lot of old family pieces or things that belonged to my grandparents, or pieces that people have given me as well," she said.

"Sometimes I will paint purely because of the shape of an object, or its colour or the pattern on an object.

"It is always about the shape, the colour and the pattern, the objects are never rectangular, they are always round."

The former graphic designer only started painting a few years ago, after wanting to pursue art for some time.

She said entering Margaret River Region Open Studios event for the first time a few years ago really pushed her into painting.

"I had six months after I entered, I had to present something it was a challenge," she said.

Ms Eva said she has never had formal training but was able to teach herself using her graphic design background.

"When I studied graphic design there were no computers, we did everything by hand and drew everything, in the first year of a three year course all we did was draw," she said.

Ms Eva will open her Qudenjinup studio to the public during this year's Margaret River Region Open Studios event which runs from Saturday, April 27 until Sunday, May 12.

"it is a great opportunity for people to come and see what I do and checkout my work, without this event I would not have had as much exposure if it was not for open studios.

"I enjoy talking to people - the two weeks for me are busy - I love it."

To find out more information about the event please visit mrropenstudios.com.au.