Listen to David’s most recent radio interviews (click to play):

Australia's Art Valuation and Art Advice Experts

Our art services are tailored to your requirements – whether you have inherited art, your company needs an art valuation for insurance. You are perhaps looking to establish current market value or are looking to sell or buy a single artwork or collection.

Contact Australia’s art valuation specialist and art advice experts. Our approach is friendly and personable yet professional and independent, enabling you to establish the true value of your art.

Art Valuations

A professional art valuation provides you with all of the necessary information whether you decide to keep or to sell an individual artwork or collection that you own.

Our consultants will provide you with the art valuation expertise you need – from estate to divorce settlements.

Buying and Selling Art

We advise on value and discreetly broker the sale or purchase of a single artwork or an entire collection, and investigate the value of your art to maximise the return on sale.
We, as your advisors and dealers will provide you with due diligence before you buy or sell art to help you avoid potentially costly mistakes.

Deceased Estate Valuations

With an inheritance of art paintings, antiques and at times other treasures, often comes the overwhelming task of trying to not only sort through these items but also deciding how they are shared. While inherited collections come with a great deal of sentimental value, the determination of the financial value is often required to ensure the fair distribution of assets for all family members.

Free Online Valuation Quote

For a free initial assessment of the value of an artwork, simply upload a photo and information online for a free quote.

In the Media

David Hulme featured on ABC TVs The Business discussing the Australian Art Market.

David Hulme on ABC TV News discussing the art of Del Kathryn Barton.

See All

Fine Art Consulting Services, Divorce Art Valuations, Corporate Art Advisory, Art Appraisal Specialist, – Sydney, Perth, Australia-Wide – BH Fine Art

Testimonials and Case Studies

“Very professional art valuers, great communication, tailored and fast service, pleasure to deal with.”

I.R., Sydney, April 2018

“David and Brigitte have provided an exemplary service over many years in support of our art investments – we have not only profited from their advice in buying and selling both privately and at auction but we have a beautiful collection to show for it which we enjoy every day. Together with this they have helped us learn so much more about both Australian and international art – allowing our appreciation and knowledge to grow with our passion. Highly recommended!”

Oliver Rees, Sydney, April 2018

“Dear David and Brigitte, we would like to thank you for the appraisal work you recently did for us. It was invaluable in better understanding the true worth of some of the artworks we acquired. We really appreciate the insights you provided and your prompt and friendly service, and we look forward to dealing with you again in the future. Best regards, James and Lorelei Basman”

James and Lorelei Basman, Sydney, Sept. 2017
Case Study : Brokerage

John Olsen (1928-)

BACKGROUND: This very fine gouache by Australia’s contemporary master had been purchased at auction at Sotheby’s in 1992 for $4,400. VALUATION & OUTCOME: After a sympathetic reframe, “Dog in Landscape” achieved a very comfortable appreciation in value when it sold for $42,000 incl. buyer’s premium. A handsome return for the

Case Study : Brokerage

John Perceval (1923 – 2000)

BACKGROUND: Although “London Bridge, Portsea” is well referenced in Traudi Allen’s 1992 publication on John Perceval, the whereabouts of this significant painting were unknown – until the owner contacted us wishing to sell the painting. VALUATION & OUTCOME: This stormy seascape of the Mornington Peninsula was located in Marbella in

Art Updates, News and Dave's Faves

Monumental Painting by Emily Kame Kngwarreye in a First at Art Basel

In a first for Art Basel which concluded on 16 June 2019, paying for a stand at the world’s most prestigious art fair, has become somewhat easier (if you are accepted into the fair by the vetting committee in the first place – 290 this year from 34 different countries).

Outstanding Auction Record for Ian Fairweather at Deutscher + Hackett

Rarely has the Cell Block Theatre at the National Art School seen so many art industry personalities, insiders and habitués as at the Deutscher + Hackett’s fine art auction on 10 April 2019. Many would have been there to observe how Charles Blackman’s Alice on the Table (lot 9) fared,

Fine Art Consultants and Valuations, Appraisals Online, Corporate Art Valuers, Paintings Advisors, Art Brokers and Dealers, Australian and International Art Brokers – BH Fine Art


BH Fine Art specialises in the valuation of paintings (from traditional to contemporary), sculptures, and other treasures for their insurance and market value. We appraise items for auctions, state galleries, regional galleries and museums, and local councils and private art collectors to name a few.