Born in New South Wales, Australia, Graeme Stevenson's passion for art began at age 5, knowing even then that he wished to become an artist. He took his first art lessons at age 11.
Alongside art, Stevenson studied martial arts and bred Australian parrots, learning falconry and studying taxidermy in his teenage years. Through these hobbies Stevenson gained a better understanding of avian anatomy. This would prove invaluable as he combined it with his passion for art, using his pet birds as subjects and starting his journey as a wildlife artist.