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Graeme beams art to the world

Sophia Stacey films artist Graeme Stevenson at work in his Murwillumbah studio for television.
Sophia Stacey films artist Graeme Stevenson at work in his Murwillumbah studio for television. Mairi Manley

GRAEME Stevenson is accustomed to shining a light on artists through his TV series Colour In Your Life.

"I like to think the show acts as a medium for people to tell the world what they do," he said.

"It's all about the creative process of the individual."

My Daily News tracked down the CEO of the production and accomplished artist in his studio at Murwillumbah this week.

He has been a practising professional artist for 30 years, turning his hand to the canvas at the age of five.

He has exhibited all over the world.

Head of production for the series, Sophia Stacey was in the throws of filming Mr Stevenson in action as he demonstrated the use of water colour.

"I call her genius.com.au," Mr Stevenson laughs.

"She is amazing."

He started out filming the series himself, having gone back to college to learn the ropes in multimedia.

"I filmed the first six, but they lacked technique," he said.

Colour In Your Life is linked to an online site dedicated to promoting the creative arts and Australian artists.

The team behind the series recently nominated for a Logie Award set out to create a library of the minds of artists and reach out to the creative spark in all people, encouraging them to tap into their right-brained creativeness.

"It has been a great discovery tour," Mr Stevenson he said.

"And a real privilege.

"To be let into an artist's studio is an amazing experience.

"To share their thoughts and techniques is an honour.

"I'm lucky to have the kind of personality that draws this out of them."

The TV show and website have a dedicated following that is growing.

"But it's important to keep the ego in check," Mr Stevenson said.

"I like to remain a bit humble and allow people to follow, rather than dragging them in."

He has jumped many hurdles in the process.

"It's important to have a belief system," he said.

"Fear can be a huge barrier for people.

"I haven't let it stop me.

"If you don't try, you have already failed.

"It helps to believe there is no right or wrong in art.

"Just a wonderful creative process."

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