Clansman at Barra

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By Gordon Frickers 61 x 91 cm (24″ x 36″), oils on board, the original is in the main salon on board Clansman.

Available as a signed limited edition print

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Detail from Clansman departing Castlebay, Barra

Ship art for professionals: Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd  known locally as Calmac commissioned this painting and two other paintings of ‘Clansman’.

The painting

This picture was ordered by the managing director of Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd as the first of a series which included ‘Loch Nevis‘ and ‘Hebrides‘.

Calmac had a new ferry building at the Appledore Shipyard, N. Devon for the Western Isles, The Outer Hebrides in particular for Barra.

Calmac required 3 paintings suitable to present to Royalty.

They were confident  I had plenty of experience of this sort of work so specifications and budget were quickly sorted, contract agree and visits to the design office (Glasgow) and to Barra.

Clansman Royal Invitation

Here is the Clansman naming, ‘Royal’ Invitation

After the ship naming I was presented to the Princess Royal, Princess Anne

This very successful project produced further commissions from Calmac.

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Today you can view “Clansman departing Castlebay, Barra” onboard ship in the main saloon of Clansman, or collect a beautiful signed copy here from page 


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