Press spotlights on the art of Gordon Frickers
- The press and media often cover and benefit from stories about Gordon Frickers, artist, painter.
- Here are a few examples
- Warships International Fleet Review, September 2011. HPC Publishing, Editor Iain Ballentyne, www.warshipsifr.com
The magazine’s avidly read Odin’s Eye leader delivers salty views that make government ministers and civil servants wince, while also providing food for thought in the top echelons of naval forces. Since its foundation in 1998 WARSHIPS International Fleet Review has evolved into the world’s leading and only high street naval news monthly magazine of its kind. The primary aim of WARSHIPS IFR is to provide a forum for the navies of the world.
- The Times, Tuesday 18 July 1989
- “Artist captures winner, instantly”, “his on the spot painting”.
- The Plymouth Star, Thursday 14 September 1989
- “Gordon Frickers is setting sail on Britain’s oldest merchant ship”
- Yachting World, November 1989
- “an artist who adds an element of journalism” (feature)
- The Times, Thursday 04 January 1990
- “dry humour:… whose painting Robin Knox-Johnston’s yacht, Suhaili, was displayed at Earl’s Court”
- Lloyds List International, Wednesday 14 February 1990
- “The fine art of capturing ship essence in oils” (feature on GF)
- Yachts and Yachting, Friday 15 January 1993
- “a talented painter” (feature)
- Queen Elizabeth 2 Daily Programme, Sunday 20 June 1993
- “near the library Observe Gordon Frickers the renowned marine artist at work”.
- The Mitre, Autumn 1993
- “The artist behind the Picture”
- The Evening Herald, Friday 21 May 1993
- “the painting… set in £1,000 worth of guilt frame, was formally unveiled at Chester Guildhall on Tuesday”
- The Plymouth Extra, Saturday 22 May 1993
- “Masterpiece May help sea scouts”
- Le Telegramme de Brest, Thursday 23 December 1993
- “Maison de la Fontaine Gordon Frickers expose” “L’ exposition de peinture de M. Gordon Frickers”
- The Plymouth Extra, Thursday 23 December 1993
- “in the French city”
- The Evening Herald, Thursday 28 April 1994
- “Gordon checks out “James Bond” ship”
- The Plymouth Extra, Thursday 05 May 1994
- “Gordon Frickers put to sea recently to study …”
- The Western Morning News, Friday 14 October 1994
- “Gordon captures the Nexus”, “commissioned to record the cableship Nexus on canvas for BT Marine”.
- The Western Morning News, Wednesday 05 July 1995
- “Gordon’s no slouch as his painting is finished with minutes to spare”
- The Evening Herald, Saturday 19 August 1995
- “The sea is his canvas” (feature)
- The Evening Herald, Friday 10 November 1995
- “In Nelson’s Footsteps” “a better understanding of Spain’s involvement in the 1805 campaign”
- Lloyds List International, Wednesday 11 January 1995
- “picture perfect”
- The Evening Herald, Wednesday 22 May 1996
- “A Plymouth artist has turned detective to paint a true picture of the Battle of Trafalgar”
- The Western Morning News, Friday 04 July 1997
- “ready to paint a winning Swan”
- The Evening Herald, Saturday 22 November 1997
- “Artist’s ferry good paintings”, “just returned from the far away island of Barra”
- The Chester Chronicle, Monday 10 February 1997
- “Breathing new life into Chester’s old port”, “a near perfect example of a mid Victorian port”.
- The Picture Business, Thursday 20 November 1997
- “to commemorate the Clipper race”
- The Western Morning News, Tuesday 02 February 1999
- “vision of the future” “commissioned by the STA to paint the ship”.
- The Plymouth Extra, Monday 15 January 2001
- “A Royal recommendation”
- Calmac press release, Tuesday 06 February 2001
- “you have seen it first in a Frickers painting “
- Fairplay, Thursday 28 August 2003
- “Gordon Frickers with Batavia Yard founder Willem Voss”
- Fairplay, Thursday 27 November 2003
- “Frickers’s saucy Gallic seaside poster”
- The Western Morning News, Saturday 15 May 2004
- “to rival that of Cezanne”
- The West Briton, Thursday 28 July 2005
- “limited edition print is historical source”
- The Falmouth Packet, Saturday 23 July 2005
- “Trafalgar theme for paintings”
- The Western Morning News, Saturday 09 July 2005
- “tribute to the ghosts of Trafalgar”
- Lloyds List International, Friday 19 August 2005
- “two very significant points in the Trafalgar story”
- Lloyd’s List, Friday August 19 2005, p6
- Two centuries before satellite broadcasts, news travelled by sea …
Two new prints have been released by marine artist Gordon Frickers to mark two very significant points in the Trafalgar story.
‘Trafalgar Dawn‘ interprets history to depict the view from HMS Victory at five minutes past six on October 21, 1805, when officers where awoken by the cheering of the crew on deck.
‘I have urgent dispatches‘ … leaps to the aftermath and the tiny HMS Pickle conveying the news of the victory at Trafalgar and Nelson’s death.
- Royal Geographic Society 11 September 2012 – (on the Geography Directions Web site), IBG Journals and Geography Compass, Wiley-Blackwell’s review journal covering the entire discipline.
- Dr. F. Ferbrache who specialises in current imigration/emigration wrote an assesment of the painting Emigration, Plymouth Cattewater.
- Warships International Fleet Review, April 2013, part of an article on ‘New war fighting prowess in HMS Somertset’s DNA.
- Arte Navale, February 2014, a quality Italian magazine, part of a 4 page article on Richard Branson’s Atlantic Challenge.
- Le Cashier Loisirs, 24 April 2014 – 3 page article on the new wine museum at Broze near gaillac, Invincible Vigneron.
- La Depeche, same day similar article.
- Ladepeche (art) 19.08.14 “Frickers, des vagues et des coteaux”.
- Bow Wave Issue 696, 11 June 2015 article about the last engine less square riggers.
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