Vale Graeme Stevenson OAM (1958 – 2022)
A spirit greater than daily life has remaining us.
Graeme Stevenson was a amazing individual. He had massive artistic energies and the dedication to place his concepts about artwork and the entire world into action. We achieved him when he arrived at our studios 1 August day with his assistant, Sophia Stacey, together with bags of filming and lighting gear. We ended up promptly impressed with his kindness and sincere desire in our get the job done and our lives as artists. Equally Graeme and Sophia exuded genuine enthusiasm and friendliness.
We promptly strike it off. Kindred spirits. They made the job interview and filming method enjoyment and full of laughter. This was a fully different type of interview expertise. Particular. Additional like hanging out with one’s near close friends. Just before we understood it, they were being concluded, packed up and completely ready to go. They had been worn out from touring from Australia and across The usa, interviewing artists together the way. It has not usually happened in our life that we have met someone like Graeme. Instantaneous rely on. He was that type of particular person. And, he was an achieved and perfectly-recognized easel painter on major of it all!
We requested him why he was burning up so considerably power and likely portray time to film and deliver his Color in Your Life Tv series. He reported that he was aided along in his job by another person early on, and when he asked that man or woman how he could ever repay him, he was instructed to “just aid other artists like yourself”. So he commenced to fork out it ahead and we and hundreds of other artists who received to participate in the system and to know him a minimal, are the beneficiaries of that generosity of spirit. The planet demands a lot more persons like Graeme Stevenson. He is missed.
We interviewed Graeme about his individual artwork two months in the past. You can see that interview and some of his paintings in this article.
As it says on the Color in Your Life web-site, Graeme’s vision was “to develop a library of the minds of artists, preserving a electronic report of artistic spirit, society, and strategies for future generations.”
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