Featured artist Graeme Stevenson appeared on Colour In Your Life Season One (1). Read a little bit about the artist here and support our site by joining and watching the episode below.
In this episode, Graeme shows viewers how he creates his pieces on color wash backgrounds.
The creator and infectious host of our much-loved TV show, Colour In Your Life, shares his amazing talents and teaching skills in these fascinating episodes. Even with his tireless efforts every week filming and interviewing some of Australia’s most talented artists, Graeme still finds the time to create his magnificent artworks and share the skills he has learned in his lifetime with his viewers.
Graeme’s paintings hang in galleries and many private collections throughout the world. His work has appeared in various publications and he has also lectured to many groups on art and wildlife. Graeme’s work has been bought by a number of celebrities and well-known people throughout the world.
Born June 29th, 1958 in New South Wales, Australia, Graeme began painting and studying animals and even at a young age had a tremendous fascination with the world around him. He began breeding Australian Parrots, and in his teen years took up the ancient sport of falconry. As his interest in art began to grow, he used the birds that surrounded him – his pets – as subjects for his paintings.
After obtaining his pilot license, he began to explore the vast areas of Australia, photographing, sketching, and eventually painting the exotic animals of this land. His reputation as an artist began to grow and his one-man and two-man exhibitions were greatly successful. Graeme then began traveling to other parts of the world to study his subjects and to display his work. Africa, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Europe, U.K., U.S.A., Mexico, Canada, Alaska, and the Middle East, Pacific Islands, were some of the places to which he ventured, receiving offers from publishers who produced his works in limited edition.
In 1988 he was commissioned to produce all of the paintings for the book The Atlas of Parrots, one of the largest editions of its size in the world. This Book is displayed in the New York, Paris, and London Natural History Museums.
Living in both Australia and the United States, he was able to study the many varied animals of America and to produce a series of paintings that enabled him to explore different ideas and to present work that also has the ability to tell a story of the subjects he paints. Graeme has appeared on the front cover of a number of U.S Art magazines and in 2000 was voted as one of the 25 most influential Artists, by U.S Art, to watch for in the coming decades He was also written up in International Artist as a Master Artist for his time. He also paints fantasy and romantic scenes of mother and child.
Graeme has had many one and two-man shows in galleries throughout the world and his work has been sought after by many companies such as The Bradford Exchange, The Hamilton Collection, The Franklin Mint, Impulse Wear, Portal Publication, Plymouth Publications, Leannin Tree Inc., Folio Editions, Imprimatur Publishers, Studio 02, T. F. H. Publications, FX Schmidt Warren Inc., Ravensburger Sunsout Inc., Collector’s Fine Art, Bits and Pieces, Fortune Art Inc, Artvisions, Fineart wholesalers, Wholesalers U.S.A, Second Nature Platinum, Mystic stitch, Grant Sterling, Attic Japan, and M.B.I UK.
Original Air Date: 15th April 2012