I don’t usually write posts that sound like a PR campaign, but one mission of this blog is to promote collaboration and artistic support, and occasionally I come across information that is worth sharing.
In December, I received the following email: "Hi my name is Graeme Stevenson. I am an Artist and the producer of the TV series: Put some Colour in your life… a series that showcases Artists in their studios…their abilities and also their art…and story as a creator."
I responded with, "Hi Graeme, I just spent some enjoyable time clicking through your website and watching the videos…I am always interested in quality, and it was a joy to watch the Three Amigos Painting!"
Color In Your Life is a site that delivers, educating artists through instructional videos and promoting their work through a free account.The show is the brainchild of Master Artist Graeme Stevenson. Originating in the small Australian town of Murwillumbah, the show has expanded to America, New Zealand, Canada, India and South Africa. Recently, Stevenson partnered with FW publications in Ohio to distribute shows through their global networks. From the website and You Tube channels you can access free instructional videos, and there are 74 US television stations airing the series, including PBS. Colour In Your Life was “designed to foster creativity and interest in art, and generally highlights one artist in each episode." The show was nominated for a LOGIE Award in 2012.
According to this media announcement, Stevenson is coming to The United States and planning to "film as many American artists as possible for the series. We know there is a plethora of incredible talent across the pond, and as we go to new heights with the show, we want to go greater distances for artistic skills to share with the world." Just one more example of artists supporting and promoting other artists.
From the main website , I decided to set up an account as a test, and found it easy to do. CIYL offers something very much like Facebook dedicated to artists, where you can promote your upcoming workshops, post art images, get feedback, and connect to other artists. Artwork is easy to upload, and although I have not explored the section for artwork for sale, the site offers a nice presentation.
If you are interested, check out the TV Episodes link. At the bottom, there are instructions for “Be On The Show.” No Guarantees, but worth investigation, since the show has plans to come to the States.
Here are some useful links:
Graeme Stevenson - YouTube videos which include free watercolor painting lessons from Alvaro Castagnet, Plein Air from John Crump, Acrylic from Carole Foster, and many more.
Find out about Color In Your Life here.
Testimonials from artists who have been featured on the show.
Home Page for Color In Your Life, where you can set up a free account.
Just off the Easel
Stormy Weather, 12 x 18, oil on mounted linen
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