Here are some testimonials from the Artists that have featured on Colour In Your Life
Linda Gunn – Season Thirteen, Episode Ten
My video was unique in that it was filmed outside in what turned out to be a difficult location due to shadows and space for setting up the cameras and screens. I had chosen to paint on a shady bluff 100 ft. above the Pacific Ocean. Graeme and Sophia with her cameras did a fabulous job of working around the obstacles.Then it got worse! Filming was interrupted by a huge rescue operation taking place below, above and around us. Firetrucks and Paramedics on the lawn, Coast Guard and Harbor Patrol boats below and a helicopter above that produced not only noise but wind and dust.
I must admit that I was concerned that the taping of my demonstration had been ruined. To my delight, Sophia did a more than perfect job of editing out the noise and commotion that seemingly had ruined the day. The only evidence of the helicopter hovering above was the blowing of my hair.
Every artist has aspirations of sharing their artistic techniques in a large important venue. My experience with Graeme Stevenson and his team has provided me with more promotion than I could have ever imagined.
I’m contemplating another video next year. Too much fun not to repeat the adventure!
Stephanie Burns – Season Thirteen, Episode Nine
Douglass Brown – Season Thirteen, Episode Seven
Linda Schroeter – Season Thirteen, Episode Six
Its been a very positive response and I enjoy hearing from people!Thanks so much
Sandra Blackburne – Season Thirteen, Episode Three
“What a pleasure it was to work with the ‘Colour in Your Life’ team when they filmed me in my Sydney studio in May this year. Graeme, with support from Sophia and Jenny, ensured a thoroughly professional result in spite of my lack of experience in front of the camera.”
Graeme’s broad depth of artistic knowledge and experience, coupled with his relaxed and engaging manner made it easy to talk about myself, and the motivation and inspiration behind my work. Efficient production and organisation was graciously adapted to my own tight schedule. Filming happened seamlessly as I was guided and supported throughout the shoot.
The scope and variety of all the colour in your life episodes provide a fascinating insight into the different interpretations and techniques of all the artists featured and all the segments are well promoted on Facebook and YouTube. I have no doubt that this will be a very effective marketing tool for my own work.
Rhonda Armistead – Season Thirteen, Episode Two
Svetlana Orinko – Season Twelve, Episode Thirteen
Paula Knight – Season Twelve, Episode Ten
Barbara von Seida – Season Twelve, Episode Nine
Hello Graeme, Sophia and Jenny,
We have noticed that Barbara’s video which you placed on Youtube just 4 weeks ago, has hit 10,000 !!!
We are overwhelmed and delighted with the response. Invites to conduct workshops have also been received, not only from within NZ, but also Australia and Mexico.
Thank you for producing a video which has attracted such a large audience in such a short time.
The “bubbles” will be out later in the day.
Kind regards, Barbara and Ernie
Patricia Coulter – Season Twelve, Episode Five
Becky Robbins – Season Twelve, Episode Four
Harvey Leach – Season Twelve, Episode Three
Richard Stergulz – Season Twelve, Episode Two
Janet Thatcher – Season Eleven, Episode Six
Dear Graeme and the team,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the wonderful work that you do. Not only have you catapulted my career forward, you have been amazingly supportive. Right from the start you have all worked to reassure and guide.
To anyone considering being on the show I highly recommend you take the plunge. You won’t be disappointed. Since the program aired I have been inundated! From amazing opportunities to lovely feedback. My workshops keep selling out and I am really excited about the new projects I am now undertaking. It’s a wonderful feeling as an artist to be so busy. I am thrilled to see my artwork “out there” where everyone can see. Not only in Australia but internationally. The show ‘Colour in Your Life’ will take your career to whole new level.
The work that Graeme and his team does is tireless and one that allows artists to reach for their dreams. They do it despite the naysayers and at a personal cost. For this I thank you.
All the best,
Doreen McNeill – Season Eleven, Episode One
Being featured in the CIYL programme was a wonderful experience for me. Graeme and Sophia were lovely company and made me feel special and yet completely relaxed and I feel privileged to have spent a day in their company. Being filmed, explaining and demonstrating how I paint and develop my art work was a fun experience because of their easy professionalism.
It is wonderful to know that so many people have viewed the episode and enjoyed it enough to write and comment on my work and I want to thank all of them. I tried to respond to you all but my skill with the computer is not the best and I am sure some of you have been missed and I am sorry for that. Painting can be a lonely occupation and this programme has introduced me to other artists from near and far who I would never meet otherwise. Its exciting!
The behind the scenes work that Graeme and his dedicated team put in has to be phenomenal and yet the results they get make it seem so easy and natural.
I am really grateful to have been included in the CIYL experience and to know that Graeme’s dream of creating a worldwide arts community is fast becoming a reality. I hope that their success continues as they venture into the U.S.A.
Susan Harrison-Tustain – Season Ten, Episode Thirteen
Hi Graeme, Sophia and Jenny!
Just a quick message to say a huge thank you to you all! Thank you to
ALL the CIYL team!
The response to the program has been fabulous. I thought you may like
to know the details – not only because I want to say thank you – but also because you may like to share the information with artists who are contemplating being on the show too. I know this information would have helped in my decision making when I was deliberating whether to do the show.
I have been overwhelmed by the response since the show has gone to air. So much so I had to check the band-width on my website because the traffic has been enormous!
The DVD and Download video sales have been phenomenal as the show has
such a huge reach around the world through the Australian television debut of my episode and of course internationally via Youtube.
The interest in my original work, Australian and international workshops, giclee reproductions, European painting tours……. has been fantastic – and the episode has
only just started to roll out! The show is introducing my watercolours and oil paintings – as well as oil painting on gold and platinum leaf to so many people in numerous countries around the world.
You have many avenues to promote the episodes and I really appreciate all your help with this. I too, have been promoting the show – not just my own episode. It really is
such a pleasure to thank you all for all you do in a productive way that will help CIYL.
I am sure you won’t be surprised to hear the email response I am getting is absolutely thrilled to now know about CIYL – so many many, many wonderful emails from
people who have subsequently spent a lot of time on your site and viewing many of the videos.
You have all created such a brilliant platform for artists and the model you have is such a win win and I want things to be easier for you guys too. I can see how hard you all work to make these shows successful for the artists. There is so much more to what you do for artists – the filming and editing is brilliant and then the marketing is hugely important. What you are all creating here is a legend.
I have heard from two of the other NZ artists who have featured in series 10
They are absolutely overwhelmed by the response they have received too.
Well done to you all. What a brilliant team you are.
Sophia wow – wow! You are fabulous! You weave everything together so
beautifully and make us all look like we aren’t! Eloquent and full of confidence! :0) how do you do
Jenny – what a brilliant job you do – and wow what an eye for design.
Your banners and web pages etc are amazing! It is wonderful to know you are at the helm with the roll out of the episodes around the world. Did I tell you I love what you have done with my banners. :0)
Graeme – what can I say – you are a phenomenon! You are an amazing person too. You deserve all the success in the world!
Thanks so much everyone. I have not had personal contact with all the CIYL team – but please thank them from me – you are all part of this awe-inspiring legend.
A big thank you all for all you do and have done and continue to do. I love working with you, promoting the show, and it is my absolute pleasure to help spread the CIYL word.
Love to all and big big hugs!
Judy Waters – Season Ten, Episode Nine
CIYL has turned my life around, I think it is the best decision I have made in relation to my business, you guys were so encouraging and inspirational. I am rapped !!!!
In another year I will do it again, so take care and don’t burn yourselves out because it’s an amazing production.
Lots of love Judy
Janet Knight – Season Ten, Episode Seven
From the moment I first got involved with the Colour In Your Life team I knew it was the right thing to do! I could feel it! The complete experience, the connections, the aftermath, Wow!!!!
Graeme and the team truly made me feel awesome about my work and my life. Who wouldn’t want that? A wonderful opportunity to expose my art and who I am to the world!
Filming day – contagiously amusing, flowing with creative energy, and so enjoyable. They couldn’t have made me more comfortable and welcome, the complete package, a combination of creativeness, exploration, self-empowerment and a twist of love!!
I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be featured on CIYL for a second time. The results have been totally amazing for me. As well as being recognised at exhibitions and selling, it has certainly boosted my career in more ways than one! Being a teacher and having my classes overflowing with happy faces makes me feel great!!! Being involved with the CIYL team has truly been a positive experience and one I will never forget
I have a lot of work in front of me, Commissions! Workshops! Etc. And loving every minute!!!! Happy painting everyone!!
Lyn Olsen – Season Ten, Episode Three
I cannot thank the Colour In Your Life team enough for producing a fantastic TV episode featuring myself on the 9th May, 2015.
The nerves and anticipation of being in front of cameras on filming day, were put at ease by the friendliness and professionalism of Graeme and Sophia. The end result far exceeded my expectations and so many great comments and invitations are being posted on my Facebook page and website.
I totally recommend this Colour In Your Life TV show to anyone who is maybe undecided, just do it, you won’t be disappointed!
Paula Wiegmink – Season Ten, Episode Two
Jo Reitze – Season Nine, Episode Seven
Surprisingly I was unfamiliar with this wonderful programme until Judith Leman sent me an article for the Bulletin of Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Society where I am the President and Bulletin Editor. I was fascinated to watch her programme and then was enticed to watch all previous episodes. I always paint on location so was thrilled when Graeme was happy to film me painting at the magnificent Cloudehill Gardens. Graeme and Sophia were thoroughly professional and we had a lovely day together. I have just seen my episode and am so relieved and delighted with the result. I am passionate about painting gardens so am honoured to be able to present what I do on such a highly regarded programme. I thank Graeme, Sophia and Tanita for featuring me on ‘CIYL’ and highly recommend this programme to all artists and art lovers.
Alexandra Spyratos – Season Nine, Episode Five
Christin Clark – Season Nine, Episode Four
Lyn Diefenbach – Season Nine, Episode Three
Working with the team from Colour in Your Life was a totally positive and pleasurable experience. From the start, both Graeme and Sophia made me feel very comfortable. Their ideas and comments were so helpful and the resulting show is something that I can proudly direct both my clients and students to. Within a day of first going to air, I had 1000 views and phenomenal traffic to my website along with a multitude of enquiries. My profile has been raised considerably thanks to Colour In Your Life.
Jacky Pearson – Season Eight, Episode Thirteen
I loved the way you snook in the best painting of Pat, thank you for that… I am getting a huge inflated head with all the compliments… YOU NEED THEM!!!! So many people are saying how great all the shows are constructed… very clever. Last night we had model Pat and his wife around for the World Premier showing… in Eastbourne… red carpet treatment, tomato sauce and vinegar and NZ vino, all very sumptuous, you should have been here for the event!!!
Keep it up xx
Ruth Reid – Season Seven, Episode Eight
A video testimonial from New Zealand Colour In Your Life Artist Ruth Reid
Nigel Wilson – Season Seven, Episode Seven
A video testimonial from New Zealand Colour In Your Life Artist Nigel Wilson
John Crump – Season Seven, Episode Six
A video testimonial from New Zealand Colour In Your Life Artist John Crump.
Adrienne Williams – Season Seven, Episode Three
My experience of working with the Colour in Your Life team and the final product has been so positive. It’s true to say I was hesitant at first as it’s a big leap of faith to let someone else into your art practice and trust them to interpret and edit your story in way you’ll be happy with. But really, you just have to spend a few minutes on the phone with Graeme to know that he is genuine about his product and that you’re in extremely professional hands.
I couldn’t have been more relaxed when Graeme and Sophia spent the day here – they both have a perfect blend of professionalism and behind-camera gags to keep the whole process fun and happy. And I think this comes across in every episode I’ve watched.
I’m thrilled with the response from those who knew me, and those who don’t, and even have a large commission to work on for a couple in another State which is pretty exciting. It’s a wonderful permanent on line CV tool as well, and I know it will hold up well for many years to come.
Thanks so much to you all for a great experience.
– Adrienne Williams
Barry McCann & Lucy McCann – Season Seven, Episode One & Two
Graeme talks to Barry McCann about his experience with the Colour In Your Life TV series and what it has done for both himself and his wife, Lucy, and their Art practice. Graeme talks to Barry McCann about his experience with the Colour In Your Life TV series and what it has done for both himself and his wife, Lucy, and their Art practice.
Gillian Grove – Season Six, Episode Eleven
“I was a little bit invisible before the BEATS awards.”
The Business Excellence Award Tweed Shire (BEATS Awards) proudly encourages all visual artists to apply for the Creative Industries category in this year’s Awards.
Gillian Groves from Artable Kingscliff won the award last year. This is what she had to say:
“It was like putting my business on steroids,” Ms Grove said.
“When our humble art school Artable in Kingscliff won the BEATS award in 2013, we were a rapidly growing local art school with a strong local following. The prize for winning the Colour in Your Life Best Creative Business Award gave won us a feature on Graeme Stevenson’s Colour in Your Life television show. The show immediately catapulted us into the national and international spotlight. This meant we were able to promote our art workshops with local artists and our international art trips to a much wider market. The Colour In Your Life team are a dream to work with and I have no hesitation in encouraging artists to use them as a means to market yourselves and your art to a wider audience.
Beyond the feature on television, the BEATS award introduced us to the local businesses of the Tweed who have warmly embraced and supported both myself and the work we are doing. It has been a privilege to have been invited to speak about the growing success of Artable at business events and I thank the BEATS team for this incredible opportunity.”
Gillian Groves Artable Kingscliff – Winner of the 2013 Colour in Your Life Creative Industries Award
Kate Jenvey – Season Six, Episode Eight
My experience with CIYL was amazing. It was wonderful meeting Graeme and Sophia. Their warm and friendly personalities coupled with their professional approach made the whole day thoroughly enjoyable.
Personally, it provided a platform to share my love of pencil, art and nature to a vast audience. The kind and warm response from viewers to my work was quite overwhelming. I have had many enquiries about my work since and have just conducted a workshop filled with new students, all of whom had watched the show. Many others joined my mailing list and I had large numbers join my Facebook page.
Not only is the concept of CIYL unique in its ability to share the life of an artist for a day, in a casual but educational atmosphere but it also allows for like-minded viewers to share and network together in an artistic community. I admire Graeme and his team for their far- reaching vision and for making it a reality. I am grateful to have been part of this innovative TV show.
Maryanne Holmes – Season Six, Episode Seven
I just wanted to write this note to you as I feel so very grateful that you felt I had the ability to be on your show…
The show is going from strength to strength and I feel honoured to be seen amongst such wonderful artists such as Alvaro and Joseph Zbukvic as well as the lovely McCanns and Ken Done…What a Koo for you….
All your hard work is now paying off and I tell every one that I link to about the show overseas I noticed that when I went to contact galleries in Russia that you were already featured on their sites… How great is that?
My hits have nearly reached 10,000 now and I am so happy as I haven’t had the exposure that the famous ones have had and my numbers seem to be growing about a 1000 a week roughly…
It has been a wonderful boost to me and I just wanted to let you and all your wonderful team know how grateful I am.
Keep on truckin and good luck for the future.
Cheryl Findlay – Season Six, Episode Three
Hi Graeme and Sophia
I would just like to thank you both for such a wonderful day last Wednesday. Your abilities to create a calm atmosphere makes the process of filming seem more relaxing to those who are not use to it.
My family, friends and students are all so excited about the show and we are all looking forward to the viewing.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day with both of you and as I have said before and will say again. THANK YOU.
Please remember if you are ever in Melbourne and you need somewhere to stay, do not hesitate to give Shane and I a call.
Hope this finds you both well,
– Cheryl Findlay – Wood Be Crafty
Jen Denise Stark – Season Six, Episode One (Second Testimonial)
That’s great new’s, thank you all for your support. I always promote CIYL and am proud to have been involved in the early stages of production. It just keeps giving. You were the best investment of my life. Thank you for letting me be a part of that.
Jen Denise Stark – Season Six, Episode One
Hi Graeme, Sophia, Tanita, the production team, and Artists hesitating on clicking on the “Be on the Show” link.
I had hovered over that button one day to be on the show and get my name known as a professional artist. But I hesitated. God must have known something because one day after I did not click on the link, Graeme emailed me. I will never look back.
Graeme and his team made it all so easy and comfortable and the feedback shows this.
After the show went to air, I was inundated with messages that will inspire me for the rest of my life. I will be forever humbled and grateful for the exposure. I intend on Booking an episode every 12 months. Due to the response by viewers, I will be back.
I have sold paintings since the air date. Yes that’s a given, but the inspiration that is attached to the show is overwhelming.
I never expected the response that I did received from viewers. It was great to know that I wasn’t alone in my creative journey.
– Artist Jen Denise Stark
Jo Frederiks – Season Five, Episode Ten
Being filmed for CIYL was an amazing, extremely rewarding experience. Not only did I sell a good number of works through the show, I received literally hundreds of glowing comments in appreciation, increasing my FB Art page by thousands of new followers.
Incredibly, it also lead to me doing an exhibition in Ukraine and an invite to feature in an very prestigious exhibition in Los Angeles.
Thank you CIYL, I cannot recommend you highly enough, you have propelled my art career to dynamic new heights!
De Gillett – Season Five, Episode Nine
My experience with the Colour in your Life team has been astonishing from the beginning. It was a very big decision to go with it, and I certainly thought hard about making such a large investment. I have been delighted with the outcomes thus far (only 9 weeks after my episode aired for the first time).
Those who had never heard of me until they saw the show are very keen and excited to learn more of my techniques, and many advance copies of my instructional DVD’s have been ordered.
People considering coming to a class or workshop are finding the clip on youtube, and they see straight away if I have what they are looking for. This has resulted in my workshops teaching this technique being booked out solidly until May 2014.
I have been invited to teach this technique in many far flung parts of Australia, from Albany to Rockhampton and more.
The newsletter mailing list for Arts Tree, where I teach, has increased by 1000%. It took us several weeks to catch up with our overflowing inbox and respond to all the enquiries.
Many collectors, having now seen my work, have purchased paintings. In the first month after CIYL aired, 5 large paintings were sold, and that has continued with my current exhibition at The Manly Gallery achieving fantastic sales figures. Many of the enormous opening night crowd were there simply because they had seen me on the show.
There have been no negatives arising from allowing the wonderful Sophia, Graeme and Jo into my practice, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much, team!
– Artist De Gillett
Carolyn Henry – Season Five, Episode Four
Thank you to the team at CIYL, my experience was very special and you guys made me so relaxed! I have just sold the cows picture that was one of the paintings on the back wall.
Meredith Woolnough – Season Four, Episode Eight
Since my ‘Colour In Your Life’ episode aired I have had a flood of interest in my work from across the country. The show exposed me to a huge new audience that I wouldn’t have been able to reach alone and I still continue to to get emails from people who have seen me on ‘Colour in your life’ enquiring about sales and workshops.
The episode itself is a fabulous promotional and educational tool. Since my work uses a unique process that often requires detailed explanation its valuable to have this great video reference to direct people to so that they can get a deeper understanding of what I do, and how I do it.
– Artist Meredith Woolnough
Yelena Dyumin – Season Four, Episode Five
Thank you Graeme and everyone in Colour in Your Life for your professionalism and dedication. I was featured artist on the show and it has done wonders to promote my art.
Even after 8 months since my episode was first shown, I’m still getting inquiries. Love you guys.
Rebecca Brady – Season Three, Episode Eleven
A video testimonial from Colour In Your Life featured artist Rebecca Brady.
Rosie Jones – Season Three, Episode Ten
It was a very beneficial step for me to create an episode of “Colour In Your Life” with Graeme Stevenson. Graeme is an enthusiastic, talented artist with a far-reaching vision to promote the talents of Australian artists at the same time as providing entertaining television for the Australian audience.
It is a superb way to have my artwork seen by many people with minimal effort on my part. The show has provided me with an excellent marketing tool and it has given me unexpected confidence in my ability to teach.
I would highly recommend working with Graeme and using this opportunity for promotion of your artwork through television.
With warm wishes
Kylie Farrelly – Season Two, Episode Seven
Hi Graeme and Sophia
I just finished watching the episode and I am BLOWN away!!!
WOW you have made my day… what a wonderful experience it was working with you both. You have made me look like a star and I am blessed to have had this opportunity. As always I will promote the hell out of your wonderful program.
Love you guys… now to wait and see what the public think!
Thank you both for such an amazing show :) MMMWAAHH xx
Cheers, Kylie Farrelly
Leisa O’Brien – Season One, Episode Eleven
Most of you will remember the Television show I was featured on a few years ago now… It’s called “Put Some Colour In Your Life”. Well, the creator of the show – Graeme Stevenson – along with his amazing crew, have now taken the show International. I just received an email the other week from a lady who watched my episode on a Virgin flight from LA to Brissy!!! An artist who is considering going on this show should remember that you will have exposure to a market beyond your Local or Regional or Interstate Gallery and it will be seen repeatedly for years to come!!!
Graeme has done so much work – at the disadvantage of promoting his own career – for Australian Artists and continues to do so… He’s constantly looking for ways to further promote the show and artists. An artist who was recently on the show had commented that she just sold an artwork that was seen on her episode and Graeme’s reply was…. “Well the proof is in the pudding guys, now Carolyn is in the mix to travel the globe with the series, so what do you think might happen in the coming years when the rest of the world gets to see the series and all of the Artists as well? I think the penny is finally dropping for most Artists and they can now see that they can have a global audience instead of just a few people wandering in to your local gallery. Well done Carolyn and to all of the Artists that have had great results. The world will now know who you are,” Graeme.
I sold my painting I did on the show the day after my episode aired after several enquiries – some texts within minutes of the show ending!!!!!!!
If you are following me and you are an artist – I highly recommend joining the Colour in Your Life website (family) – it’s free and uploading your artwork to share and network with other artist, art lovers and investors of art.
Unfortunately, painting is still my third job but one day – and that day is coming – it will be my FIRST priority and Colour in Your Life will be a huge part of that. As artists, we tend to be intrinsic in our thinking and yet we are scattered all over this beautiful country – all struggling along – individually and quite often facing the same hardships, frustrations and upsets. Colour in Your Life is a common ground for us to connect with each other and act as a united representation of our art.
– Leisa O’Brien
I made a huge decision this year to increase the priority of my art as it was delegated to 9pm to 2:30 am a few rare evenings a week. I found a studio to rent and made a commitment to myself to market my artwork as cost effectively and as cleverly as I could as this year was my last chance – before having to dedicate myself to a more reliable and consistent source of income!
Becoming a member of the COLOUR IN YOUR LIFE website and uploading my artwork has undoubtedly been the single smartest and most rewarding thing I’ve done for myself and my art. It offers us (artists) a free platform to connect our unique product with an Australia wide and worldwide audience, whilst at the same time, showcasing our work to other creative minds for endless networking and marketing possibilities.
As my passion lies in the “thinking” side of creativity, I am greatly impressed by Graeme’s mentality of sharing an insight into the mind of artists. We do think differently to most people but if you look at the ongoing effect that exposing left-brain dominant people to our creative ways, the are winners all round. We can build a better connection and understanding to our prospective buyers (educating your market about your product is paramount to instill it’s value to them) and they can benefit from a wider view on many right-brained concepts and advantages in both their personal and work lives.
Finally, I must thank the production team for my TV episode as I saw from the day of filming to the final product –what skill, patience, intelligence and dedication went into the editing and production of the show. The human mind manifests itself in three main forms – thought, feeling and will. I for one believe that this television show, “Colour in Your Life”, appeals to such a broad range of people in all of these ways that it will only grow and grow from here. If you are considering being part of the show or even if you have any benefit to gain from being part of the website artist community- please spread the word. Empowering this show and this online artist community is going to benefit all of us and we can watch the world change a little for the better!
Just a note to add- I sold the painting from my episode a day after it went to air, I have been overwhelmed with people contacting me saying how inspired they were and that they’ve started painting again and I even have people booking me in for private tuition sessions later in the year and requests for workshops all around the country! Thank you “Colour in Your Life” and thank you Graeme!
– Leisa O’Brien
A Video from Leisa O’Brien
Sharon Hindle – Season One, Episode Six
Thank you Graeme for your passion, enthusiasm and driving force. For those of us in the art community who have had the pleasure of working with you on your wonderful show ‘Colour In Your Life’… we salute you!!! Xxxx
Nick Broughton – Season One, Episode Three
My experience with the Colour In Your Life team was a great one from the concept of my short film to the actual filming of the episode. What happened next was phenomenal. The web site enquiries came in at a dozen a day and my eBay store completely sold out leaving me painting frantically to keep up with the demand. On top of that people were ringing up about the picture I painted on the episode and now I have been commissioned to reproduce several times!
If asked if I would like to be involved with Graeme and one of his projects again, I would reply with an absolute ‘yes’.
Thank you Graeme for your forward thinking and for including me in Colour in your Life.
Thanks and regards,
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Nicholas and Audra Broughton
07 5522 8587 / 0433 827 432
Peter Mortimore – Season One, Episode Two
Just thought it would be remiss of me not to drop you a line, to thank you for including me in the “Colour In Your Life” family.
Now that the episode has aired featuring myself and my work, the full benefit of being involved is being realised. As you know I was not comfortable with putting myself ‘out there’ to that degree, but this was firstly put to rest with the professional way you and you team conducted the interview, then cut and pasted to come up with an episode I am delighted to be quite proud of.
The whole concept of ” Colour In Your Life ” is exceptionally exciting, for the relatively small investment initially to become involved, I am already reaping substantial rewards since the show appeared on TV 4ME. The amazing thing was that it was not shown once but a number of times during the week, and the viewers who have contacted me since caught the program at various times through the week, proving this format really works for the artist involved.
The hard work you did attracting sponsors is fantastic. $1500.00 of artist materials from Chroma Acrylics is nothing to sneeze at, the ease of dealing with this company in acquiring the product has added to the whole exceptional experience.
On a personal note I would like to thank you for putting this whole thing together in a rare display of total unselfish behavior. An uncommon thing in the ‘crazy’ Art World we find ourselves involved.
Graeme you were an absolute Gentleman to deal with, and anything I can do to help in furthering this endeavor, I am a phone call away.
I commend the whole experience to any Artist hesitating at becoming involved.
My Warmest regards
“Put Some Colour In Life”
Mealie Batchelor – Season One, Episode One
I have been a practicing visual artist for over 25 years, working as a professional graphic designer in the first half of my career plus many involving myself in the Brisbane and Melbourne art scene before moving to my little slice of heaven in the Northern Rivers Region of NSW. This is where I have set myself up with a small Gallery/Art House in the beautiful town of Murwillumbah where I discovered that Graeme Stevenson, a world renowned artist lived only a few streets away. When I saw a Local Newspaper article promoting his ‘Colour in Your Life’ TV series, I knew right then and there that this would be an amazing way to showcase and promote my artwork.
Filming with Graeme and his wonderfully talented team has been an amazing experience for my confidence and skills as a professional artist. Not only has the ‘Colour in your Life’’ TV show opened a doorway to getting my art shown to a Nationwide audience, the CIYL Website has helped me network and share opportunities to grow my arts business much quicker than I could have imagined. It has definitely been an investment for my future as an artist with ongoing opportunities and exposure for myself and my gallery.
It is so great to be able to watch the talent and exceptional skills of the artists we have in this country and the Colour in your Life Team certainly portray our creative artisans in a professional, informative and interesting way with a touch of fun. I would recommend any established or emerging artist to experience this unique opportunity.
MEALIE ART Australia
Email : [email protected]
Manny Petavrakis – The Early Years
My experience working with Graeme Stevenson and ‘Colour In You Life’ proved to be a series of positives, each surpassing the other.
Not only was the planning, filming and production of my episode a thrill, the feedback to me as an artist, and the benefit my business (Art Shed Brisbane and School Art Supplies) has been outstanding.
The capital I invested has been the most cost effective means of broadcasting what my businesses and I are about.
I recommend Graeme and ‘Colour In Your Life’ to any creative person keen to promote themselves, in an exciting, fun and effective manner.
A few testimonials from our fans…
Here are some of the testimonials from our wonderful fans. We get some great feedback from people that watch the show, be they artist or art lover alike, and we try to save some of the best.
I came across CIYL a couple months back. I have recently had health issues (heart/lung). I have had to stop traveling (I am an IT consultant) and have had many trips to various specialists. Your program and my attempts at my own art are keeping me active and engaged with life. This health-forced slow down has been a trying time. Thanks for all the wonderful artists you bring to us through you program. I am in awe of all of them!!
— Gary Dikin
Hi, I have recently absorbed myself in Colour In Your Life past TV episodes. I now have square eyes!! I am trying very hard to unlock a genius painter even though I am a senior. Ha! The reason for my message, Graeme you are the kindest, most encouraging and genuinely caring critic I have ever heard. Thank you! Regards,
— Susan, Brisbane
I wanted to share with you how successful your show is. Was just talking to an artist in New Mexico on a forum called Wet Canvas where she mentioned that she watched your show. Well done and great job, I have seen every episode :)
— Vicki Sanderson
I just want to say that I have learned so much from your videos. I’m… in Springfield, MO USA. Small area with nothing like what you do. I’m in total awe and want to thank you.
— Sherry Gregory Haney
Graeme, what you are doing for 1000s of artists and would-be artists is beyond measure. Part of why we paint is to touch people on another level and you are doing that possibly more than any other artist ever has. I love the show but even more I now consider myself an artist, whereas before I was a person who did one or two paintings a year. I go to workshops, help a couple of young relatives to go forward and involve my friends with galleries and art discussions.
— Carol Wilson
Graeme, I love your show. We have very limited opportunities to learn and do workshops where I live. Your show gives inspiration and insight to other artists work. How they produce their art and give little tips on techniques. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing such a wonderful show.
— Belinda Payne
Graeme whatever you paint is beautiful. I love the show tremendously, it’s a source of knowledge, inspiration & learning for me. I can re-watch several different favourite episodes a week & still enjoy them every time. Thanks for doing the show, I personally truly appreciate it. Keep up the great work.
— Melinda Middlebrook
I live in Sweden and watch CIYL on the net. Your show has made a difference to me and my creativity. I learn, get inspired and practice a lot more than I did before I knew about CIYL. Thank you, and thank you every artist that have shared of wisdom and technics.
— Eva Örnehult
This opportunity to learn about techniques, creativity in all its forms, and admire talent is a priceless gift. Thank you for inspiring me too!
— Mary-Anne Stuart
You’ve changed my life! I can’t even get to sleep at night so busy watching your videos! Amazing artists…. I’ve never been happier!! Thank you!
— Marilyn Barker
I love the show, its great to see Aussie artists on television, its also good to see something educational on tv for a change.
— Ronnie Ryder
Greetings from Lithuania with love. All your videos are positive and inspiring not only for me but I hope and for artists all over the world :) wish You all the best.
— Alina Bur
This is such a fantastic show. It has made me pick up watercolours! Used to love art when I was in school, but I was too busy to pursue anything related to art after leaving school, especially when I started working. Thanks to this show, I got the motivation to pick up watercolours.
— Saif Rizwan
Thanks for producing such a wonderful program, it’s like an oasis in the desert. A pearl amidst the banality of TV. For all us frustrated budding artists, it makes us feel that there may just be a light at the end of the tunnel. It is a privilege to watch the marvellous talent we have here in Australia.
And Graeme is of course, the “Caped hero” (well perhaps more aptly the “Helmet wearing hero” of Colour In Your Life). His generosity of spirit, gentle personality, and genuine warmth is pivotal in the success of this program, he literally, does take you on a journey. Most TV programs are loud noisy hyper everything!!!
When I sit down to watch colour in your life, it’s like sitting down with a friend, chatting about what’s new and what excited them recently, in the arts, be it movies, art, exhibitions etc.
Do keep up the good work, believe me, you have a captive audience!
Graeme, I think you are doing a fantastic work in bringing artists together.
I love your manner and genuine interest in people but to me your greatest gift is your generosity of spirit and the way you encourage others to share. So often artists can become “little” in their skills and can hold so tightly to ideas that they forget that life is about giving as well as receiving.
Thank you again for your great show and for being who you are.
— Sincerely, Sue L.
Featured artist Cheryl Findlay on season 6 – I was fascinated by Cheryl’s work and amazed at how much she wanted to share on the CIYL show. I was fortunate to be able to have a couple of private lessons with Cheryl when I travelled from NSW to Melbourne to also visit family. Cheryl was just amazing and very generous, giving and a fount of knowledge with her information. A truly beautiful Artist Person.
— Millie Hira
I teach High School Art in Ohio and recently found your program on you tube. I have enjoyed it and have made it part of my AP Art class. Thank you for doing this, I have always thought it would be great to have real artist’s to talk about their work and share it with my students. So this actually has been the closest I can get to it. Thanks again!
— Donna Hensley, Perkins High School in Sandusky, Ohio USA
I love the show and feel very inspired whenever I watch it. I am very new to painting really. Took up watercolours last year when I broke my ankle and then started with oils this year. My sister is an artist, Deborah Trusson, she was one of the runners up for the Archibald in 2005, and if I could have half her talent I would be happy. Deb is currently doing her Masters and also started doing Art Therapy, but has deferred for now due to study pressures.
It is great to give pleasure to others, so even though we are only small fish in a big pond, you have our gratitude and support.
— Angela Walker
Just want to say that I love your show, I’m a struggling primitive artist who obtains a wealth of inspiration from your show. I Loved the article on Anthony Breslin ! Anthony Breslin has really inspired me on my art work, so well done you guys for putting forward such a fantastic show. Thank you for bringing colour into my love!
— Michelle Lewis
They were fantastic in terms that it felt like you had made a cup of coffee and were sitting at the back of the artist’s studio watching on.
— David Keys, Art Spectrum
Well done to Graeme and all of your team – what an inspirational show – I just love it and as a budding artist – it is like an art bible for me. Many many thanks for a wonderful job and show and series – keep up the good work and to be going overseas – excellent – you deserve all that the universe is giving back to you for all of the wonderful things you are giving to it and the people in it. Kind regards…
— Colleen Weier
Graeme, I think you are doing a fantastic work in bringing artists together. I love your manner and genuine interest in people but to me your greatest gift is your generosity of spirit and the way you encourage others to share. So often artists can become “little” in their skills and can hold so tightly to ideas that they forget that life is about giving as well as receiving. Thank you again for your great show and for being who you are. Sincerely…
— Sue Littleford
Just wanted to thank you for the hours of interest and entertainment that I get from watching the ‘Colour In Your Life ‘ programmes thanks to Youtube downloads. It’s fascinating to see the work of a variety of great artists including yourself of course. As a very amateur senior citizen painter it gives me inspiration and ideas to develop my own modest efforts. There is nothing like it in the UK so perhaps you could persuade UK TV to forget the cooking programmes for a while and get something on that millions would relate to and enjoy. Keep up the good work.
— Donald Macdonald
I really hope this reaches you, I THINK YOU ARE A STAR!!!! I live in England and I so adore watching your visits, you are inspiring, seeing your enthusiasm meeting all these different artists; it’s a magical programme, and I can hardly wait to see the next episodes. If only there were programmes like this in the UK. We have a wealth of talent but our tv programmes have nothing like yours.
I teach art in my home, in a small way, but I tell all my art friends about your programme and how inspirational it is, all the different styles, the scenery and of course your lovely gentle manner and infectious enthusiasm. Well done for the best art related programme there is, that I’m aware of!!!! Kindest regards,
— Anthea Blackmore :)
You are doing fantastic work. My twin sister (who lives in Melbourne, I live in central Qld) and I were both enjoying your Three Amigos recently on Facebook. Loved it! We are both artists and though we are miles apart and haven’t seen each other in 7 years it is great to share something special, which is what you have given us.
— Denise Wild
Dear Colour In Your Life,
Just watched Alvaro Castagnet (26/01/14) absolutely fantastic, he was so vibrant and entertaining. I watch every Sunday night and love the show, keep up the great work. Regards
— Mark Handley
Hi, Greetings from the Caribbean.
I wanna thank Graeme for what he is doing for the Art world, not just Australia but for us far beyond that. I too have learn so much by following you on Facebook, website and it’s the Quality of work that’s out there that was hidden from us… kudos to all that’s involve. Seeing all these wonderful Artists with their different style and medium display their Talent, invite the world to their homes it’s beyond words. As an Artist myself, I have learn and collect so much information from you guys… thank you again for sharing especially with me… Best of Gods blessing as you continue to share this wonderful show… and remember don’t forget to Put Some Colour In Your Life.
— Elwin Joseph… thanks
Grae you give so many fantastic people The Opportunity the shine thru Colour In Your Life. Thank You Grae for what you are doing and sharing it with so many people around this great world we live in. Pure Genius…
— John Charlebois
I just want to thank you for all the wonderful videos! I have enjoyed every one I have watched and learned so much from all the artists. Out of all the videos I have ever watched on YouTube your are the absolute best and so inspiring! Thanks you so very much for giving us a complete lessons in a video!! You are the best!!!!!
— Sweetpea Ann
Just wanted to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all the team at Colour In Your Life. I started to watch the show some time back with my father; he has always dabbled quite seriously in all manner of painting and drawing. I have no talent in these areas of art and have long resigned myself to a life of observing art. Thank you for showing me that art can exist beyond these forms and that anything is possible. You have shown me a new door and the view is fabulous.
— Caroline Holdom
So love watching these shows, thank you Graeme this inspires me every day to see the diversity of every artists talent, and that I have as much ability and right to paint what I wish and not doubt myself.
— Susan Leaver
LOVE your show (when I get to watch it) and the VARIETY is awesome. Thanks a million for producing the series
— Linda Torres
Love Colour In Your Life, look forward to it every week, there’s a lot of amazing talent out there! its good to get a view of other peoples work and get great tips thank you.
— Sharon Lewis
Love your shows, you are a Genius Master, Bravo!
— Ronald Padua
Hi to all the Team at Colour In Your Life.
Been a viewer since day one. Love it, learnt so much. Always spreading the word. Cheers & a Big thank you.
— Dianne Hislop
I love Colour In Your Life, I have learnt so much and tried out new techniques learned on the program, just love it.
— Margaret Hawkins
Mr. Stevenson, I just discover your site and I am in love! Thanks for all the information and great experiences your are providing for all the art lovers around the world. I went to college for 16 years, but in a few hours I had more interaction and learning opportunities from wonderful artists, than from many of my instructors, than were to afraid to have someone better than them. Thanks, many thanks!
— Mariana Gamboa
Today I watched your program got out my pencils and pens and did a surreal sketch I never thought I would be capable of thank you to the show and all the artists featured truly inspiring. A lot of my previous ideas were stifling me your show has opened my outlook, thank you all.
— Margaret Hawkins
My favourite tv show. I look forward to seeing it every week. I record episodes, re-watch my favourites and take notes. Love it!
— Margaret Hall
Best show on TV – thank you so much to all involved.
— Michelle White
Many thanks for your excellent and inspiring programme CIYL – I am a reasonably late starter in the art world but feel true inspiration with this programme and watch it every week – also your net address gives further help and ideas – many thanks it is truly wonderful.
— Susan Smith
Colour In Your Life has really inspired me, not just to paint but to redirect my life. Thank you for wanting to share the “secrets” of painting and encouraging so many other artists to share and giving them the means to do so.
— Carol Wilson
Every episode brings the most amazing people & creative talent to us. This one was stunning as well!
— Glenda Thomson
Would just like to say THANKS! You bring beauty and joy into peoples lives – how great is that. …to bring joy and beauty into people’s lives is a true gift and much more than most people ever do with their lives.
— Mary Phillips
Love your show I have watched heaps of your video’s on Youtube and it has inspired me to start painting again after a 3 year break. Thank You.
— Debra Emanuelli
Fantastic Graeme, thanks for all yours and your teams work for bringing us such a wonderful program, must be as exhausting as it is exciting. The whole world needs to see just as we do the wonderful talent we have here. Keep on keeping on. Xx
— Beverley Miekus-Hutton
I’ve only discovered your show, Graeme. It’s transformed my world, helping me back in the saddle after many years of non-creating. Thanks and keep it up.
— Greg Williams
I loved going through your page! Lovely works! Your page brings light and hope into our hearts!
— InÃªs Monteiro
I read a beautiful letter the other day a lady wrote about Graeme. See your show, thank you’s what you are doing for art in Australia, the humanity in what you do, the lives you touch and enrich. It is amazing. That in itself is a motivating force, to share and promote, I believe in what you do. I think you’s and your team are amazing.
— Edward Blum
What a superb program. Educational for new artists, but also very interesting for the casual artist like myself. You have inspired me to go back to painting & drawing my special form of art that took me seven years to design. It combines 45 years of experiences with art for me. So one big thank you to colour in your life! I’m certainly going to take a feather & use it.
— Alice Goodall
Colour In Your Life has given me something wonderful, the inspiration to experiment with paint and mediums and to extend myself like never before. I also would like to thank Colour In Your Life for the best program on TV.
— Jan Coombe
Thank you for producing such a wonderfully inspiring show too… love your work.
— Linda Wilson
This show is one of the very best. It’s a “can’t miss” and although I record each show I often even watch the repeat on the Sat night.
To have access to so many of our Australian talent is simply wonderful. The artistry and sheer range of art styles has been an eye opener. Graeme, thank you and the sponsors for the foresight to see a need and then go ahead and fill that void. Well done. Another painter, from FNQ.
— Beverley Adamson
I love this program – so informative and fresh.
— Elizabeth Phillips
Great art show, just love it, very inspiring. Keep up the good work Graeme and team.
— Sandra Baker
I look forward to every episode of Colour In Your Life.
— Olga Esam
Looking forward to all your shows next year, you make my life happier and brighter each week.
— Jennefer Hemery
Thank you so much for all you fantastic programs, encouragement & inspiration to explore & discover the wonderful world of all Visual arts.
— Tricia Ross
Thanks heaps for getting back to me. Your show is totally awesome and amazing!!!!! I live for art shows and art and it is fantastic that you have this show. I look so forward to Thursday nights. Wish your show was on every night! It is great that Artists are getting exposure and we are all in awe of seeing all art work and the amazing personalities that Artists have.
Quite a few weeks ago, I was just flicking through tv channels and saw you doing an amazing almost abstract style of work. It was so so so beautiful! It was the last minute of your show and you said you were going to make something of it the next week, like bring out the story. Unfortunately I wasn’t home that night and missed it and am heartbroken! As i was in total awe of what you were doing. There was heaps of colour moving around and it looked to me almost like inks floating around and blending together. I am a huge colour fan and love movement and intuitive works. To me this work you were doing was very intuitive, I guess abstract impressionism. My boyfriend told me you were the artist. I was so in awe of your art I wasn’t watching you, but my boyfriend said the guy that hosts the show was doing this. Funny hey, i was so caught up in the moment watching all these colours merging and doing their own thing. Like some amazing kaleidoscope! I could see a woman’s form merging. Wish I could see what you bought out in the end. It was so dreamy! I hope you may put this episode up as i would love to be able to watch it. It is awesome Graeme!
Thanks for getting back to me. Have told all my other artist friends about you and your show and we now drop everything to watch your show. Good on You for doing this show! You have many many fans!
Thanks again Graeme
— Cheryl :)
I’ve been enjoying your program for several months now, and honestly I believe it’s the best “Art” show on the planet! Thank you again!
— Joe Schuster
Thank YOU Graeme. It was your article “To be or not to be… that is the question?” That made me realize that someone else gets it. You and your program have been not only an inspiration but a starting point for me in what I hope will be an incredible adventure. I still read those words when I need to. Thank you again for sharing part of yourself and best of luck as you continue your journey. You have put more than colour in my life… you have given me the courage to believe in myself.
— Alison Higgins
Your show has been my inspiration. I am a better person for it. So much has happened since our phone call… you were so kind to me and gave me such hope that I could do anything and I have. I sold my first ever piece in a gallery a few days ago and it’s all because of you. Thank you for sharing and showing us all the talent there is out there. Much love, Graeme! Can’t wait to see what you do next. xx
— Tina Seymour
I love your show… Always tuning in for great tips and inspiration. Fabulous.
— Louise Lehtonen
Always in awe of the caliber of artists you share. Each showcased artists shares something that stands out to us all in our different pursuits. Something we can take with us on our “learning curve”. Can’t wait for each show to air and buy the DVDs to watch favourites over and over. Each showcased artist can be a mentor even for only an hour. Thank you
— Margaret Lees
Great show. Been drawing since I was 5… though gave up as a teen. You have inspired me to start up again… thank you. I will continue watching.
— Susan Garner
Thank you to Colour In Your Life. Thank You Graeme. With your help through posting in Facebook, I made it to my childhood dream of being an artist. No mentor, no formal study, just watching you in YouTube, your show, and my eagerness to be and not to be. I have able to combine my dream and my destiny. Now I paint for donation for my Mission to the Philippines. I founded the QSMI 2 years ago and I used my art becomes a gift to volunteer MD. Now, I have plenty of donors. My Passion has become a Mission. Thank you.
— Priscilla Sheppard
I love the variety of talented artist you present. It inspires, encourages and motivates me in my tutoring and painting. Thank you doesn’t cover it, but thank you.
— Helen Richards
It’s great to see how other artists work and where their inspiration comes from. I love colour in your life and thank you for bring beauty into all our lives no matter what level of artistic talent we have.
— Leila Foster-Woods
I watch it via YouTube… in Texas, USA. So inspiring to see the various artist’s techniques.
— Debe Glover McGuire
Well done mate! The show has profoundly moved me many times.
— Brad Carleton
I get so much inspiration from your shows… Not to mention great tips for my own work.
— Susan Jackson James
Thanks Graeme, your show’s been a great source of inspiration for me. Love your bike too.
— Mark Reedman
Your show, showcases all the awesome talent we have in Australia. The show is just amazing.
— Marilyn Thomson
You are doing a fantastic job, love the show, love seeing all the talent that our wonderful country has to offer.
— Linda Gittos
Thank you for enriching so many, and so many more to come.
— Helen Pynta
Thank you for sharing with the world the legacy you talk about. It s your strength, passion and foresight which has brought so many people together through your love of art. Thank you for your generosity in sharing it with us.
— Alison Fleming Saunders
Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve been inspired and grateful by your show – even though I’m miles away – but it’s beautiful to see how art unites us all. Un gran abrazo desde Nicaragua.
— Ana Barahona
Love this show. I’ve learnt a lot. Many thanks
— Dorothy Andreassend
Brilliant artist and a pleasure to watch!
— Beverley Clough
Love the show and am now doing my art diploma. Keep up the inspiration… we love it
— Natasha Riches Walker
The show has become a staple in my life…. Thank you.
— Alana Louise Alexander
You are quite incredible yourself Graeme Stevenson. The art world is so much better thanks to you. You have brought to our homes education, joy and inspiration. So many of us are very grateful.
— Geraldine Taylor
Love your shows and what you are doing. Have watched about ALL of CIYL episodes that I can and have learned a lot from all your shows. Tried to get into a Zburic class in the Apostle Islands/Madaline Island school but landed on a 50+ waiting list. Cannot wait for your shows in the US!! I live in Northern Wisconsin so am in the backwoods so to speak. Good luck to all of you!! I tell my artists friends and art league about you every chance I get!
Tricia Reust’s Workshop
“I have had the pleasure of attending quite a few workshops over the years, the majority at the Art Shed. However, this was by far the best one!
A Tricia Reust workshop has been on my bucket list for a number of years, as I just love her work. Having Graeme Stevenson there as well was an added bonus as I have admired his work for ages… never thought I would actually meet the man himself!
I learned so much from this workshop! It has inspired me and I can’t wait to start my next piece. If there are any more workshops by these two great artists in the future please count me in.”
— Carol Gainsford
“Tricia Reust’s workshop was most enjoyable on many levels. I was excited to try something out of my comfort zone and Tricia explained in easy steps the various techniques and why each media worked for each application. The workshop exceeded my expectations as it was a challenging and inspiring and I actually produced something with which I was pleased. The lunch was delicious.”
— Valda Heath.
“Tricia Reust’s Workshop gave me the injection of enthusiasm I needed to re-invigorate my own creative journey.
Being a teacher, during the week I conduct art skills classes for beginners, school children, the older generation and anyone wanting a satisfying outlet or hobby. This can be quite constricting on my own creativity, giving me little time for freedom of expression…..the excitement and sense of adventure has returned…thank you Tricia, and Graham.”
— Darla Boyd
“It was an absolutely brilliant workshop – the best I have ever attended!
Thank you for your generosity and all the wonderful kindness and gifts Colour in your Life bestowed on us yesterday. Trisha was just amazing and was a natural teacher who was able to unconditionally share her knowledge in such easy steps that made it achievable. All the participants were able to see such amazing and unique results. It was just so inspiring and therapeutic! What a special and colourful day!”
— Susan Ball
“I really enjoyed the workshop. It was well structured and fantastically informative. Tricia is a great teacher who calmly imparted a lot of knowledge and worked us hard. I feel inspired to try out all the techniques I learned. It was enjoyable to share the experience with other artists and I appreciated the review at the end.”
— Tracey Lennon