Tag Archives: Cooks Hill Galleries

James Kearns | Australian Artist

‘Taming the ‘Mickey” Part 1 of The James Kearns Story

“After a stint in rehab for alcohol, huge growth in maturity and understanding of himself, he decided he was put on this planet to create art.” MW ‘Mickey’ is aussie slang for a wild, unbranded , and untamed bull, one whose spirit runs in conflict with the intention of its handlers. Likened to this is […]

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, […]

Art and Lifestyle | ArtAffair.com.au

Art and Life; Lifestyle 2013 forward

Many Australians believe we live in the best country in the world with an abundance of natural beauty. Geographically, having freedom, a stable country by world standards, politically sound(??), currently with a strong dollar, and a privileged lifestyle second to none! It is at this festive season when we reflect on our lifestyle both achieved […]

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 […]

"Pavillion On Sea" by James Willebrant, Australian Artist | Art Affair

The story of James Willebrant, Australian Artist and Newcastle

I first met James Willebrant – (Australian Artist) in the late 1970’s perhaps 1977. I previously became interested in his paintings after first viewing them in art magazines and at Kym Bonython Galleries, then located in Elizabeth Street, Paddington, Sydney. My initial fascination was with the figure within his paintings exhibiting few human features in […]

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 […]