Excitement in the Gold Miner’s Cottage by Bill Freeman OAM
One can only dream of the excitement that would have been in this old gold miner’s cottage back in the days of gold mining in the New England Ranges. Bill has captured the colour in the painting.
Bill Freeman OAM and his family live in the shadow of Purple Hill, Minmi, with a creek running by. A perfect setting for this creator of fine art. His studio is purpose built so that there is plenty of natural light and a pleasant view out of the windows onto his beloved gardens. Bill is a humble, sincere, down to earth man who loves the sea, the bush, old houses and people. Not only loves them, but is able to capture them superbly on canvas.
In 1994 Bill Freeman won the “Dobell Art Prize” – the most respected art prize in the Hunter Valley. In 2008 Bill Freeman was awarded an OAM for his services to art. Bill set up the Society of Hunter Valley Artists. He has been extremely generous to many causes in donating paintings to raise money. He has also judged and mentored many art shows.
Bill Freeman will continue to paint for as long as he lives ‑ it’s an obsession with which he was born.