Posts Tagged ‘HMS Victory.’

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“I have urgent dispatches” picture in a new book; “I am a maritime historian and have been contracted to write a huge-format (about the size of an atlas) illustrated book on fighting ships 1750-1850. I am keen to include contemporary art and I am a great admirer of your image of the Pickle coming back after Trafalgar”.

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It’s Pickle night!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Pickle night tonight!!! An excuse to party! Never mind naughty old Guy Fawkes…

The best Pickle night party we ever had included firing 2 real naval cannons complete with gun carriages, from our back garden!

Our thin excuse was (more…)

The marine painting of Condell leaving Portsmouth by Gordon Frickers.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

The frigate Condell marine painting went down a real treat. The Chileans were very impressed and Capt Cruz the commanding officer was over the moon and said he was going to have it welded to the wardroom bulkhead so none of the Admirals, and there were six Chilean Admirals present, could get their fingers on it!” wrote Captain John Simkins a director, the Chief Executive, Disposal Services Agency of the Ministry of Defence after the presentation of the completed piece of marine art commission .Condell__ship_detail_IMG_4640_wp.jpg

The origin, this marine painting  was commissioned by (more…)

HMS VICTORY, a very high quality model for sale

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

While not a marine painting this is certainly from the photos I have seen, marine model!
A rare chance to acquire a high quality marine model as in large ship model.   HMS_Victory_wp.jpg (more…)

H.M.S. Victory, a ship model by Bob Pearce for sale

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

I received today an email from Mike Ellis.

Possibly  you may be very interested in my reply to Mike?

You have raised such interesting topics, I am copying this email immediately to some friends who may know some one who will purchase, give a home , to this excellent ship model (more…)

HMS Victory for sale

Friday, August 21st, 2009

The ship model of HMS Victory by Bob Pearce is definitely still for sale

Bob has just emailed me to confirm this, the case size and price. If interested in this rare chance to obtain a fine ship model of Victory in her Trafalgar 1805 condition, contact this web site or phone Bob Pearce. (more…)

The BBC, Radio and TV

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Today started with an interview on BBC Radio Devon with Gordon “Sparkie” Sparks mostly on the subject of “I have urgent dispatches“, the painting and marine prints of HMS Pickle.

The Pickle is to be featured in 2010 in  BBC Channel 4 documentary and (more…)

The boats that built Britain

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

I have been asked today to be on HMS Victory on the 4 th Dec for an interview to go onto a BBC Channel 4 documentary next spring.

To speak about HMS Pickle,  the Battle of Trafalgar and my marine art painting “I have urgent dispatches“. (more…)

HM Schooner Pickle, HMS Victory and the British Ambassador's residence, Paris

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

My flight was confirmed today. Apparently I’m going to be a starlet on TV a first for a marine artist?
This re HM Schooner Pickle, the gallant little ship that carried the news of the battle of  Trafalgar and the death of Nelson,  interview to be  with Tom Cunliffe… (more…)

Portsmouth, HMS Victory and Pickle

Saturday, December 5th, 2009


Just back from an awesome visit to Portsmouth brought about by one of my “icon” marine paintings, “I have urgent dispatches”,  WOT! you don’t have a copy in your collection yet? and it is going to be shown on TV? ~ available exclusively from this site as a limited signed edition.

Yesterday morning I joined Tom Cunliffe and the Forum Film team boarding HMS Victory at 07.30 to film part of an episode of “The boats that built Britain“,  and was pinching myself by 08.00 in the Admiral’s great cabin wondering if this was really happening…  The_great_cabin_IMG_6492_d.jpg (more…)