Tag Archives: Australian Artist

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 […]

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 […]

Mark Widdup & Australian Artist, James Kearns

“My association with Kearnsy, the booze and Australia’s most famous artist…” Part 2 of The James Kearns Story

My associations with James Kearns or ‘Kearnsy’ go to the more recent years after he has established a painting focus, for really quite a short period – 4 years. Underneath though art continued a passion for James however the school boy culture continued. Wild alcoholic binges would lead to fighting and challenging other males as […]

William Dobell Australian Artist

Australian Artist William Dobell is just next door !!!

William Dobell (Sir) (b. 24/9/1899 – 13/5/1970) Cooks Hill Galleries is in its 39th year of business. Actually the galleries birthday is 16th August! When I purchased the gallery building it was just 1/3 of the size it is today! Years after purchasing the building my father said to me ‘you bought the wrong building, […]

Australian Artist, Rod Bathgate

Has Australian Artist Rod Bathgate Perfected Pastel Painting?

Have you ever tried using a pastel? It breaks into pieces, is dusty, dirty, and when you work/draw down the paper the palm of ones hand usually rubs the image you have just perfected! Somewhat frustrating until you learn some tricks and skills. It’s wonderful to watch a professional artist who understands the medium and […]

Australian Artist Harry Pidgeon in his Art Studio at Home. Buy art online at CooksHillGalleries.com.au. ARTAFFAIR.COM.AU

A glimpse of Harry Pidgeon, Australian Artist at Home

Harry Pidgeon is one of our established exhibiting Australian artists at Cooks Hill Galleries. These photos are with his wife at their home south of Sydney. As you would expect by Harry’s meticulous art style his studio is a reflection of this – clean as a pin! Watercolour painters always astound me as they often […]

The Red Tablecloth by Charles Blackman | Art Affair | Cooks Hill Galleries

Mark Widdup on Australian Art Valuations

MARKET VALUATIONS Market value is required when one needs to qualify a fair valuation of what an artwork should be sold for; i.e. a reasonable fair value, based on similar artwork coming to the market in recent years by the same artist that possesses comparative criteria namely of size, subject, medium, year, condition. When assessing […]