March 15, 2018

Following our “Family Is Everything” article from August 2017, which detailed my experiences of uniting four separate families with artworks painted by their talented ancestors, since we have assisted four other families and a historical society:

Kevin Oxley OAM (1941-2...

December 20, 2017

As part of their International Series, The Art Gallery of NSW’s outstanding exhibition, “Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age”, from the famous Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, encompasses some of the greatest and most influential artists and artworks from this significant moveme...

November 19, 2017

Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the historical auction of Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” (c.1500), the only painting by the artist still in private hands (the other 19 authentic Da Vinci paintings are owned by public galleries and institutions...

September 30, 2017

In January 2018, I will be hosting a self-funded charity exhibition/silent auction, where all proceeds will be divided between a selection of local charities. One will be dementia-related; art, research and/or cure (to be announced). It is an issue that is very close t...

September 21, 2017

According to Wikipedia, a portrait is "a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person." Portrait p...

September 19, 2017

Last month I wrote an article about buying unseen group lots at auction over the internet, and how by 'giving it a go' and taking a risk, you can end up with some wonderful surprises. You cannot win every gamble but from experience, if you use good judgement, you will...

September 11, 2017

This year’s ‘Sydney Contemporary’ Art Fair at Carriageworks was a triumph and a credit to the thriving Fine Art community in Australia. This was my first time and I was blown away at the size and scope of the event, showcasing the best contemporary artists and associat...

August 15, 2017

The impact women artists have made on the development and growth of Australian art cannot be understated. From the late 19th century, there was a steady progression of adventurous, brash young women responsible in overcoming the male-dominated, cliché traditional oeuvr...

August 2, 2017

Bidding at auction requires a certain amount of risk, but also a fair amount of luck. However, bidding at weekly auctions in low-end auction houses is relatively low-risk, rewarding and it's also an incredibly fun, social activity. Bidding at auction for newbies can be...

August 2, 2017

It is common knowledge that Adolf Hitler aspired to be a working artist before embarking on a career in politics. At the turn of the 20th century, Austrian artists such as Klimt, Kokoschka & Moser developed a revolutionary style of modern art in contrast to the classic...

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