Brunswick artist featured on TV
A MOTHER-of-four who started painting six years ago will be featured on a television program promoting Australian artists on the public television network.
Brunswick Heads pastel artist Rosie Jones recently filmed a Colour in Your Life episode with Graeme Stevenson, a Murwillumbah-based painter who was voted one of the 25 most influential artists by US Art in 2000.
“As an acclaimed artist who has exhibited all over the world, Graeme understands the trials and tribulations that artists go through to make a living out of their craft,” said Rosie, who left her former career as a doctor to take up painting.
“There has not been any other TV show in Australia that has promoted artists like this, so it is really exciting to be a part of this second series.”
To facilitate the filming process, Rosie painted a series of three original works from a photograph she was given of an Indigenous boy called Marghanpa.
“I knew it would make a great subject the instant I saw it, so I requested special permission from Marghanpa and the Marrathiel people up in the Northern Territory to use the image for my paintings,” Rosie said.
Two of the artworks have already sold and the third was gifted to Marghanpa and his family.
“I am also producing a high-quality limited edition print available for purchase from www.rosiejoneseyes.com,” she said.
“It is a pleasure to convey the essence of a beautiful child like Marghanpa through artistic expression, and what better medium to reach a wide audience than television.”
In addition to airing in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide later this month, Colour In Your Life also can be viewed online now at www.colourinyourlife.com.au