18th Mar 2017 Meeting
Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads
The meeting room is above the Burleigh Heads Library.
Free parking in the carpark beside the building.
$5.00 Members $8.00 Visitors
Includes Entry, Light refreshments and Workshop
Queries can be made to the Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
12.15pm – Doors Open: Members and Guests arrive
12.30pm – Workshop: Susan Johnston
2.00pm – President Gavin Fisher will open the event
2.20pm – Guest Speaker: Graeme Stevenson – Author
3.00pm – Light Refreshments
4.00pm – Event Closed
Published Author, Pilot, Artist & CEO of Colour In Your Life
Graeme Stevenson, CEO of Colour In Your Life, was born June 29th, 1958, in New South Wales, Australia. From a young age Graeme had a tremendous fascination with the world around him, and from this he began painting and studying animals. 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’s 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 travelling 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, the Middle East and 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.
Graeme eventually decided to turn his imagination and his art ability in a new direction. While 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. In 2000 he was voted by ‘U.S Art’ as one of the 25 Most Influential Artists to watch for in the coming decades. He was written up in International Artist as a ‘Master Artist’ for his time. As well as animals, Graeme also paints fantasy, romantic scenes of mother and child, political and social commentary pieces. 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
- Mystic stitch
- B.I UK
- The Hamilton Collection
- Wholesalers U.S.A
- Attic Japan
- The Franklin Mint
- Art vision
- Grant Sterling
- Impulse Wear Portal Publication
- Collector’s Fine Art
- Second Nature Platonium
- Plymouth Publications
- Ravensburger Sunsout Inc.
- Fine art wholesalers
- Leannin Tree Inc.
- Warren Inc.
- Fortune Art Inc
- Folio Editions
- FX Schmidt
- Bits and Pieces
- Imprimatur Publishers
- Studio 02
- F. H. Publications
His work hangs in galleries and many private collections throughout the world, appearing in various publications. 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.