1922, HMS VICTORY was this week, having been rammed afloat, hastily moved into No 2 Dock, Portsmouth to be preserved for the nation. My ‘Nelson & Trafalgar Collection’ was commissioned to help raise funds for Victory and R N Museum Portsmouth. The collection still remains never publicly exhibited, most of the paintings available. … Read more
There is as of today, a splendid summary, a new page, about this subject, ‘Last Arrival, https://www.frickers.co.uk/art/marine-art/merchant-sail/last-arrival/cutty-sark-last-arrival-further-reading/ Enjoy. Painting of ‘Ferreira’ and tug ‘Triton’ by Gordon Frickers measures 61 x 91 cm (24″ x 36″), oils, original sold This surfaced because of the post below by my good friend Marcus Aloof put on my … Read more
“Schooner Race” commissioned, framed, packed, ready to take pride of place in it’s new home in Florida, USA. This fine, classic marine painting measures 70 x 105 cm (27.1/2″ x 41 1/4″). Like something special for your home of office? Give me a call or email !🙂
A good yarn to share, on a very recent post of mine on my Facebook page, John Sheppard asked me how ‘Tectona’ got her name? Your guess John re why Tectona was so named is as good as any I guess. I do know that at one time I was told a fellow searched for … Read more
The most famous of the famous tea clippers, “Cutty Sark” and “Thermopylae“. At long last this new painting is in it’s proper and new frame. This spirited marine painting measures 76 x 101 cm (30″ x 40″), this magnificent painting could be yours, modestly priced, £8,000.00. To acquire this painting or to commission a similar painting, … Read more
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Page and activity I’ve neglected for a while, re written at the request of a new friend , marketing guru.
Gordon Frickers, best known as a Marine Artist, noted too for poetic landscapes, has proven a popular, entertaining guest speaker.
Gordon Frickers has an engagingly interactive, amusing, immensely knowledgeable and often surprising style as a speaker and lecturer.
A miniature marine painting measuring 19.6 x 24.8 cm (7¾” x 9¾”) of the renowned clipper ‘Samuel Plimsoll‘ at #Plymouth.
‘Samuel #Plimsoll‘ built Aberdeen by Hood had very similar lines to famous ‘Cutty Sark’ and her great rival, ‘Thermopylae’.
She was regularly converted to carry migrants from #London and Plymouth returning with wool.
Courtesy of Paul of the Catsfield Steamers, who went to the trouble of finding these photos circa 1980’s.
Chris Fagg very much as we remember him from his earlier days, doing what he did so very well when not sailing.
Chris enriched the lives of many.
He was also an excellent pianist and a brave, skillful sailor, navigator and sailing instructor.