Eeek ! Horror

April 24th, 2018

Double Eeeeek! ~ One very tired man artist, not a pretty sight, on his way home aboard the ‘Bretagne‘, as photographed by an amicable crewman interested, playing with, in my camera …

Very tired GF homeward bound on Bretagne


Much achieved including the 2 new prints, both to be proud of, first class examples of the far astern British Merchant marine glory days, “Master Mariners” and “B I Sunday“. 

It’s the leaving of Port Portsmouth

Despite the sterling support by good friends including Linda Winter and Katy Goodwin, I’m much in need of some TLC and refuelled with sleep, food and exercise…
Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible… soon being a tricky word, it has 2 zeros in it…


April 21st, 2018
Fish n Chips… Excellent quality.
The first time I’ve eaten fishnchips in a restaurant with chandeliers…
The Pier Head Palace, Southsea. 
Lunch with some of my closest friends including my son, un bon heur (beautiful moment).
Wish you were here however we ARE planning a party for July…

Friends, new and not so new

April 21st, 2018

A Titanic experience a couple of days ago, at port ‘Malt House’ in a heavily thatched Wiltshire village, invitation of a new client and royally entertained by Tim and Charlotte who I’m delighted to discover are also new friends. 

The Malt House & French car?

Finally got to bed at 05.00 having manfully played my part emptying a bottle of good port.    I’ve been set a very unusual challenge, a sort of time space continuum issue… 

HMS Victory (photo Gordon Frickers)

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Lunch anyone?

April 20th, 2018

Had a very pleasant lunch with a dear old friend in the garden of the Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown, wish you were here…

A glorious sunny day, I’d just been to The Art Centre at Kelly Bray to collect a large, framed “B I Sunday” which looks just fabulous, a great credit to my printer Alan Tooze.

B I Sunday, Kenya, Maiden Arrival, Mombassa, to complete the B I line up

From Charlestown it was drive back to Plymouth and hastily, very carefully, load my car and depart for darkest Wiltshire to meet a gentleman who is a leading authority on the  ‘Titanic’ and had a ‘proposal’, a challenge for me. 

That evening finished 1/2 a bottle of port and at 05.00 in the morning… 

More when I can, Gordon

Halcyon days

April 16th, 2018

Sharing halcyon days, wish you were there?
Sent to me by my good shipmate Phil Chatfield who is these days a superb and famous sculptor, (that’s him in the rib) ‘our’ old ship, “Maria Asumpta”. 

The Brig Maria Asumpta in St Michael’s Mount Bay

Taken by someone on the pier at Penzance as we had sailed off to Ramsgate… happy days.
I painted her several times, never enough, and as some of you know she appears in the delightful print Port of Charlestown and a number of my graphite drawings. 

Port of Charlestown, Cornwall

October Evening Port of Charlestown, Cornwall

Painting Prices

April 16th, 2018

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New Marine Print

April 13th, 2018

Master Mariners“, a dramatic example of the risks merchant seamen take; and we hope an inspiration for courageous people in future generations.

Timeless paintings, royal gifts, the test of true greatness, classics, the of best long term fine art investments.

After a long a dedicated slog together with my printmaster this awesome image is now AVAILABLE in print as an exclusive edition of 12 only (4 already sold), signed & numbered.

Image size approx: 49 x 33 cm (19 1/4” x 13 1/4”), price £147. inc postage.

“Master Mariners”

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Plymouth, England

April 9th, 2018

The plan is that by this time tomorrow I’ll be in Plymouth, England for a few days.

Plymouth Hoe and citadel

I intend to oversee two fabulous new prints, both to be very small, exclusive limited editions, “B I Sunday” and “Master Mariners“.

If you want a copy of these extraordinary, inspiring pieces of our merchant marine history let me know ASAP. 

Among other things have a general overhaul, dentist, doctor and optician, and much more interesting follow up some leads researching The Mayflower at Plymouth.

World Record

April 7th, 2018

Falmouth Parade of Sail – June 11 – 14

50 Years on: Historic, iconic, Roaring Forties” available as an R K-J signed print, remembering, celebrating the last great record breaking circumnavigation.

Robin Knox-Johnston

Roaring Forties

Your last chance to own a piece of yachting history, a few prints, signed by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston are still available of this famous painting.

Standard image size 49 x 33 cm (19 1/4” x 13 1/4”) £147. inc postage.

Large 71 x 47 cm (27 3/4” x 18 1/2”) £227: inc postage.

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Love computer screens?

March 28th, 2018

“B I Sunday” I’ve adjusted the image for better colour, the scene is not noted for dull colours, East Africa, Mombasa.

B I Sunday, Kenya, Maiden Arrival, Mombassa

This painting will be available from mid April as a fine art print exclusively limited to 12 copies only in a choice of 2 sizes, Standard 49 x 33 cm (19 1/4” x 13 1/4”) £147.. Large 71 x 47 cm (27 3/4” x 18 1/2”) £227 : both include postage. Read the rest of this entry »