Monaco Yacht Show

The Monaco Yacht Show at Monte Carlo, Port Hercule, THE show for #superyachts, been there several times, made #paintings of a few. I had some reservations however the previous editor of Yachting Monthly, the distinguished author, friend, editor of International Warships Fleet Review and the British Marine Federation all encouraged me to go for it. … Read more

Mayflower400, Plymouth.

Mayflower400, Plymouth, >progress< with a new meticulously researched painting. Painting on speculation, 61 x 91 cm [24″ x 26″], available, £5,000 a bargain as any good gallery should be delighted to show this painting. Discover more on my web site page ‘Plymouth, Mayflower‘ Mayflower400 [2020] is billed to be the biggest anniversary celebrations in the … Read more

At Toulouse

Toulouse, lunch with Lily. I’ve written a bit more on my other blog and with other photos and on one of my two Facebook pages : https://artfrickers.com/blog/2020/06/24/toulouse-france/ I have to collect a major painting, on loan to Chateau de Saurs and have a variety of other ‘business’ and good friends to visit,  in this region where … Read more

Halifax

A very unexpected message Re: Halifax DK170 Hello mr Frickers, Today, exactly 77 years after it crashed, we found the crash site of Halifax DK170 of wich you made such a nice painting!! Can we get in touch!! The #painting, 50 x 66 cm (20″ x 30″),was commissioned by the late Mr.John Loban, formerly Flight … Read more

Black Lives Matter?

Drake and slavery

Knocking down statues has become the ‘in’ thing among part of our population.

Now- Wow we have a proposal to knock off Sir Francis Drake, remove his statue from Plymouth Hoe.

'Golden Hinde'
Drake’s ‘Golden Hinde’

If you disagree I suggest you sign the petition to keep the statue on site in place.

https://www.change.org/p/1000-save-drake-statue/psf/promote_or_share

We might as well knock down the Pyramids as they were allegedly built by slave labour.

Such vandalism would be bad for tourism !

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Entertain, Inspire, Inform

Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspiring sailor, a real man, a role model, a film worth watching? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdIIYr1GdIs&feature=emb_share.

I feel honoured to have been commissioned to make #paintings 3 times, “Roaring Forties“, “The Clipper Way” and “Dumra departing Bombay“.

I produced prints for the first two paintings made for Sir Robin #Knox#Johnston which we both signed [a few copies are still available], and I am proud to be considered one of his friends.

‘Roaring Forties’ as framed

Roaring Forties” subsequently is and continues to be reproduced in journals world wide and is a proven influential painting.

Robin still is a considerable influence and benefit for many lives, mine included.

Some years ago Robin and I were discussing our roles in life.

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