Our love of great art has been motivated by 35 years of working with talented architects and inspirational interior designers who create beautiful homes. And, at the spiritual heart of these homes are the magnificent fireplaces and hearth designs.  To establish the timeless connection we all share for comfort, conversation and the simple pleasures of living.

The story of art belongs in the company of these welcoming spaces. Of hearth, home and the soul of convivial surroundings.

Cheminees Philippe Australia proudly sponsors talented and emerging Australian Artists

Showcasing Australian Artists through our Melbourne showrooms and sponsoring events throughout the year.

We present our effervescent in-house artist David McCubbin.

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.” Plutarch

“Painting and drawing can also be extremely good fun.” McCubbin

If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork shown in our Art Series please email wendy.w@wignells.com.au

For Motorclassica in 2018, the emphasis switched to something the artist David McCubbin was more familiar with; ‘Postwar British’ engineering and the Morris J Van. This time David chose to reposition the iconic van within the typography of the 1940’s and 50’s poster. These posters were subsequently exhibited at Motorclassica and received favourable response both in Melbourne and at the 70th anniversary celebrations held in… Read More

A series of sketches by David McCubbin for the Motorclassica Australian International Motor Show 2017. Each image on the Motorclassica series evokes a sense of wonder and examination of form and beauty. And the public response has been enthusiastic. Sketches by David McCubbin On Motorclassica. “Motorclassica has grown’.  Last year the preoccupation was with classic and vintage European cars. Because the artist knows very little… Read More

A journey that is both breathtaking and emotional. An exploration of the soul of a city and those who knew the value of things, not the cost. On “Lost Melbourne” and the “Making of Melbapore” David is currently working on these interrelated architectural projects.  The first re-creating the lost buildings of Melbourne, and the second, to re-imagine what Melbourne may look like in years to… Read More

Art Series - Autumn

Autumn has arrived. Let us rejoice, “the season of mellow fruitfulness” has us in its thrall. For those mellow days ahead, we turn once again from the beach and the balmy sun to the inward glow of hearth and home. Of shorter days not warm enough to stave off the onset of the encroaching winter. Of the chestnuts glowing in the brazier, a carafe of… Read More

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