Nick's Art:

Nick's watercolour skills developed strongly in the years prior to his Exhition of 23 Watercolour paintings in November 1999. His lecturer one year at the Albany Summer Schools was a Japanese Artist who helped Nick to become bolder in his approach to his art. The result was a freer and less meticulous approach resulting in larger paintings produced with more relaxed techniques.

He only had a few months of life left after that Exhibition so there are few works painted after that group of paintings.

Quotation re beautyHigh resolution images are available for some of the paintings from that exhition. (Any painting with DK - Damian Kelly, or PW - Peter Windram in the description can have a high resolution print produced in any size required up to full size).

Unfortunately, there are no images available to me for some of his works and very poor thumbnail images for others.

November 1999 -
"Treasured Memories", an exhibtion for which Nick produced 23 paintings. There were offers made on 22 of the paintings, so only one did not initially sell. Two paintings were retained for some months for an overseas buiyer who eventually did not pay.

In the years leading up to the Exhibition Nick developed a keen interest in studying and practicing the art of painting rusting corrugated iron using watercolours. He displayed the A De Mello quotation at the "Treasured Memories" Exhibition.

Nick gave his art away to friends and family soon after it was completed. Hence, apart from the Exhibiition paintings, some left with me for storage by his niece, Jules Bilic, some remnants and a few paintings, there are no more to display on this site.

Nick Bilich Exhibition: "Treasured Memories"

  • Stillness - Treasured Memories 1
    1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM1 | Owner: Kath Heagney | 312192 NBP2.17
  • Granny's Camp - Treasured Memories 2
    1999 Exhibition Catalogue Number TM2 | Owner Sisters of St Joseph, South Perth | Image 312192 NBP2.13
  • Hide Away 1 - Treasured Memories 3
    1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM2 | Owner: Bob & Caroliine Muir | only image available | Image 312192 NBP2.19
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  • Hide Away 2 - Treasured Memories 4
    1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM4 | Owner Sr Margaret Keane Warmun | Image BFS3
  • Lombadina Heritage - Treasured Memories 5
    1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM5 | Owner: Sister Margaret Scott| 312192 NBP2.14
  • Waiting - Treasured Memories 6
    500x700 est | 1999 Exhibition Catalogue Number TM6 | Owner: St May's College Broome | Image: 959265 NBP3.2 BF/PW
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    • Morgan's Camp - Treasured Memories 7
      1999 Exhibition Catalogue Number TM7 | Owner: Christian Brothers' Perth
    • Beagle Bay Heritage 1 - Treasured Memories 8
      350x500 | 1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM8 | Owner: Notre Dame Australia | Image PW|DK
    • Beagle Bay Heritage 2 - Treasured Memories 9
      1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM9 | Owner: Mary Jacquier | 312192 NBP2.22
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    • Beagle Bay Heritage 3 - Treasured Memories 10
      650x450 | 1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM10 | Owner: P Hamaguchi | Code 312192 NBP2.20|DK
    • The Pearler's Shed - Treasured Memories 11
      1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM11 | Owner: K & P Olney | Code 959265 NBP3.5
    • Yesterday - Treasured Memories 12
      1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM12 | Owner: Carome | 312192 NBP2.18
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    • Chinatown Wet Season - Treasured Memories 13
      1999 E13 | Owner: CBC | Code BF | DK |
    • Dry Season - Treasured Memories 14
      1999 E13 | Owner: CBC | Code BF | DK |
    • The Storm (Linney's Broome) - Treasured Memories 15
      430x490 | 1999 Exhibition Cataloogue TM15 | Owner: CBC | Code BF | DK
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    • The Mustering is Over - Treasured Memories 16
      1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM16 | Owner: Sisters of Our Lady of the Mission | 312192 NBP2.18
    • Cyclone Time (Sun Pictures Broome) - Treasured Memories 17
      1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM17 | Owner: M Riely | Code 959265 NBP3.4
    • The Diver's Place - Treasured Memories 18
      1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM18 | Owner: ? Duggan
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    • Build Up - Treasured Memories 19
      1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM19 | Owner Anna & Allan Garton | No Image
    • Old Chinatown - Treasured Memories 20
      1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM19 | Owner Alison Haydon | No Image
      • Memories of a World War - Kalumburu 1 - Treasured Memories 21
        1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM21 | Owner: M King | No Image
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      • Memories of a World War - Kalumburu 2 - Treasured Memories 22
        1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM22 | Owner Jules Bilic | No Image
      • Old Jetty - Treasured Memories 23
        1999 Exhibition Catalogue TM19 | Owner Janice Grimson | No Image