Newcastle’s famous Nobby’s
Bill has captured the early morning summer sun rising in the east at Nobby’s. The surf is rolling so everyone is happy.
Bill Freeman OAM and his family live in the shadow of Purple Hill, Minmi, with a creek running by… 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 to his 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 over many years. 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.