The Colour In Your Life Team
Born in New South Wales, Australia, Graeme's passion for art began at age 5, knowing even then that he wished to become an artist. He took his first art lessons at 11.
Alongside art, Graeme studied martial arts and bred Australian parrots, learning falconry and studying taxidermy in his teenage years. Through these hobbies, Graeme gained a better understanding of avian anatomy. This would prove invaluable as he combined it with his passion for art, using his pet birds as subjects and starting his journey as a wildlife artist.
With more than 35 years as a professional artist, Graeme is both skilled and prolific, having dedicated his life to painting and promoting the art community. He enjoys combining math, history, archaeology and nature into his paintings, which have been featured in galleries and private collections throughout the world. He has evolved from painting photorealistic animals to scenes of surrealism and expressionism.
His works have been featured prominently in U.S. Art Magazine and International Artist Magazine, which referred to him as a 'master artist'. Graeme is also a dynamic public speaker who lectures on topics such as wildlife, painting, science, philosophy and building an art career.
Graeme is perhaps best known for creating the award-winning TV show, 'Colour in Your Life', which chronicles the techniques and personalities of artists from around the globe to promote creativity and a love of art. The show premiered in 2010, and as of 2021, is in its 22nd season.
On Australia Day, Jan 26th, 2017, Graeme received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) “for service to the visual arts".
Sophia Stacey studied Film and Music at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. She has worked on and produced a wide range of documentaries, music video clips, and television advertisements. Subjects such as the Dolphins of Port Phillip Bay, Local History, Classical Music, Science, and Art products. She is the owner of MaZuma Productions and is now the head of the production team for the Colour In Your Life TV Show.
Natascha has been passionate about supporting creativity and artists all her life. Studying teaching at the Queensland University of Technology, growing up in a creative family and travelling has given Natascha a broad view of the world and the importance of the creative spirit in encouraging positive change.
Natascha has been focussed on supporting the development of the Creative Industries and providing opportunities for artists in the Tweed Shire, NSW, Australia for nearly twenty years. She is one of the founders of both community arts and events organisations - Ukitopia Arts Collective and Creative Caldera and has been engaged in creative community development since she arrived in 2001 - when she had a successful handmade jewellery business, Babareki Beads.
In 2017, Natascha decided to develop her networks more broadly and to support creativity on a global scale. In her role for Colour In Your Life TV show, she is enjoying collaborating with brands, liaising with artists, TV Companies and publication houses on an international scale.
Jo manages the social media sites for Colour In Your Life and has been part of the team since the beginning. In her spare time, Jo works on her own incredible artworks. To learn more about Jo's work, please head to her website: jofrederiks
Frankie brings to the team a sense of fun and unshakeable optimism, with a firm belief that literally anything is possible if you put your energy into it.
Frankie has a background in Client Services and Administration, with strong creative design, marketing, and problem-solving skills.
She is known for her fearless action and ability to take on any task (what, me, make a wedding cake? Sure! ...what's that? You want me to build a website? Sure!) She has a strong creative background and always has a few projects on the go (don’t we all!); painting, drawing, cake making, and more recently creating solargraphs with pinhole cameras.
She is a mum to two active daughters and runs a commercial floor laying business with her amazingly supportive husband of 20+ years, Ross. She enjoys yoga and beach walks with her dog, and carves spoons in her spare time. Of which there is almost none.
Previously the Production Manager for Colour In Your Life, Tanita now works as an International Consultant, available via appointment for calls and emails.
The Colour In Your Life Champions - those wonderful people who have shown their support by sponsoring and donating to the Colour In Your Life fund.