ABOUT GRAEME

GRAEME STEVENSON OAM

Graeme Stevenson

Artist

Influencer

Art Marketer

Public Speaker and Business Coach

TV Host and personality

CEO and Founder of Put Some Colour In Your life TV show

World Traveller

  

Born in New South Wales, Australia, Graeme Stevenson’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 age 11.  Inspite of always getting into trouble in school for drawing instead of writing, he reached the hall of fame both schools he attended.

“Somehow drawing just seemed more natural to me though it exasperated some of my teachers.”

Alongside art, Stevenson studied martial arts and bred Australian parrots, learning falconry and studying taxidermy in his teenage years. Through these hobbies, Stevenson 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.

After leaving school, he took up carpentry and became a paramedic while attending the Sydney Art College for five years, but left his career as a paramedic in early 20s to travel the globe. He obtained a pilot’s license at age 21 and has since travelled around the world at least 20 times, living in five countries, in search of subjects to paint. Stevenson became a wildlife artist, photographer, explorer and naturalist.

He was commissioned in 1988, at the age of thirty, to provide every image for “The Atlas of Parrots,” which is one of the largest editions in the world regarding parrots. Published in 1991, the book remains one of the greatest reference books on the subject, and can be found in natural history museums around the world, including New York, London and Paris.

His works have been featured prominently in U.S. Art

Magazine and International Artist Magazine, which referred to Stevenson as a “master artist.” Stevenson is also a dynamic public speaker who lectures on topics such as wildlife, painting, science, philosophy and building an art career.

Stevenson 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 2019, it is in its 20th season.

Graeme Stevenson OAM

On Australia Day 2017, held January 26, Stevenson received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) “for service to the visual arts.” The award is one of the highest honours an Australian citizen can receive.

Stevenson donates his time and talents. In 2003, he raised funds for aids, multiple sclerosis research and children’s cancer research in the U.S. for the Ripple Effect Project. Three of the works were collected by former President Bill Clinton. He also established a charitable foundation, “Paint Your Life,” in 2013, which uses art to brighten the lives of the disadvantaged or physically impaired.

As at 2019 Colour In Your Life is digitally on line anywhere in the world with film crews in Australia, America and England. Over 250 episodes have been recorded, featured artists are enjoying great reviews and progressing their careers, and over 100,000 subscribers can download any episode totally free of charge.

 

 EXHIBITIONS

2019 Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong

2017 Redhill Gallery Brisbane

2015 Escape Gallery Australia
2013 Sydney Art Expo
2013 Graydon Gallery Brisbane
2011 Melbourne Trade Show
2010 Perculator Gallery Brisbane
2008 Fine Art Showcase Los Angeles
2004 Escape Gallery Australia
2002 Gelabert Gallery New York
2001 Galloway Gallery Brisbane
1997 Munich Trade Show
1996 Lasson Galleries Las Vegas
1994 Visions Gallery Santa Rosa USA
1992 Visions Gallery Santa Rosa USA
1990 Galloway Gallery Brisbane
1989 Nino Tucci Gallery Gold Coast
1988 Galloway Gallery Brisbane
1987 Visions Gallery Gold coast
1986 Gold Coast Art gallery
1985 Proud’s Gallery Sydney
1985 Blue Whale Convention Centre Los Angeles
1984 Elizabeth House Gallery Sydney

PUBLISHED BOOKS

1990    The Atlas of Parrots

2009    The Journey

PUBLICATIONS

  • International Artist
  • Australian Artist
  • New Zealand Artist Magazine
  • Wildlife Artist magazine
  • US ART
  • South West Art
  • West Coast Pastel Society
  • Artists Palette magazine
  • New Zealand Artist
  • American Artist Magazine
  • Home and garden magazine
  • Bird keepers magazine

Amongst many other magazines and publications

STUDIES, SKILLS AND INTERESTS

Fine art

Illustrations

Business management

Multimedia and film making

Online marketing

Blogging

Falconry

Taxidermy

Photography

Carpentry

Martial Arts

Dive Master

Skipper

Boating and fishing

Pilots license

Paramedic / Ambulance

 ONLINE PROFILES

https://www.facebook.com/GraemeStevensonArtist/

https://www.facebook.com/graeme.stevenson.94

http://www.linkedin.com/in/ColourInYourLife

https://bluethumb.com.au/colourinyourlife

https://www.parkwestgallery.com/artist/graeme-stevenson/


Colour in Your Life Letter head 2019

About Colour in Your Life

Vision: To build a library of the minds of artists; to preserve a digital record of creative spirit, culture and techniques for future generations.

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Put Some Colour in Your Life is a 24-minute story based art documentary featuring artists in their studios all around the world.  The TV show is filmed in the artist’s studio and distributed worldwide to hundreds of millions of viewers.  Colour in Your life was founded in Australia in 2011 and has now  ( 2019) filmed hundreds of artists,  with three film teams, in over 7 countries including Australia, New Zealand, USA and UK.

Colour in Your Life is currently being broadcast to millions of people on TV stations and online networks throughout the world.  The TV show is aired TV Stations in over  15 countries including UK , USA,  Australia, New Zealand, Canada,  South Africa, Germany, Spain and Swiss.  Colour In Your Life has  tens of millions of  views on You Tube and hundreds of thousands of followers on Social media.

Read more about Colour in Your Life here