Category Australian Artists

nigel milsom

Nigel Milsom – Focus Reigns

Australian artist Nigel Milsom paints by what he lives! He says, ‘It is all my world based on experience, not invented’. He pulls and attracts elements together to build his compositions. The art appears as an enchanted world surrounded by; intrigue, expectation, suspense, and focal impact. The power and energy emitting from Milsom’s art is […]

tracey smith

Tracey Smith Finalist in the 2016 Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW

One day late last month at 6:20 am I texted CHG represented artist Tracey Smith. I didn’t expect a reply till mid-morning after her children were at school. Not so! Tracey was up and about, preparing for meditation. Oh how I admire the early risers in this world! Tracey’s text back informed me that she […]

Ben Kenning Artist

Scammed repeatedly upon arrival, simple living, surviving Dengue fever and a rich vein of art…

These were just some of the shocks presented to emerging artist and 2015 ‘We Get By’ prize winner Ben Kenning during his 2 month sojourn to India to take up an ‘artist in residence’ placement in the southern suburbs of Mumbai! On the other hand Ben was inspired by India, ‘it was a visual and […]

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Was Nigel Milsom’s 2015 Archibald Prize Winning Painting Inspired by Dobell and Bacon?

Who’s Artist‘s pallet! OR Who’s in whose head? When was it any different? The mention of the ‘Archibald Prize’ presented yearly at the Art Gallery of NSW continues to attract controversy! Much attention has been made about Nigel Milsom’s 2015 Archibald win; the subject being barrister Charles Waterstreet and the comparisons being made! Francis Bacon’s […]

My emotional visit to Gallipoli

Last year I wrote a blog for ANZAC Day focused on the occasion, however this year’s is focusing on the human experience. During a visit to Turkey 4 years ago our family went to Gallipoli much to the encouragement of our daughter who studied the event at school. The anticipation to visit Gallipoli meant it […]

We Get By

We Get By in 2015 | Showcasing emerging artists

In 2013 the concept for We Get By was developed, it was to be an art exhibition to encourage and showcase emerging artists aged 40 years and younger. The desire was of course to offer support to younger and emerging artists who still had time to build their careers in the visual arts and to […]

rod bathgate

Is this Australia’s best pastel artist?

Rod Bathgate has been a long term exhibitor at Cooks Hill Galleries, one of Australia’s leading commercial art galleries. Arguably one of Australia’s most accomplished pastel artists, he captures the Newcastle coastal seascape panorama with the familiarity and comfort of a local! He is the definitive Newcastle artist, having grown up at the beach with […]