Archive for March, 2018

Love computer screens?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

“B I Sunday” I’ve adjusted the image for better colour, the scene is not noted for dull colours, East Africa, Mombasa.

B I Sunday, Kenya, Maiden Arrival, Mombassa

This painting will be available from mid April as a fine art print exclusively limited to 12 copies only in a choice of 2 sizes, Standard 49 x 33 cm (19 1/4” x 13 1/4”) £147.. Large 71 x 47 cm (27 3/4” x 18 1/2”) £227 : both include postage. (more…)

A piece of cake?

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

A piece of cake

M V Chupra !

well, not exactly… I’ll explain… 

Two new prints, “Master Mariners

“Master Mariners”

and “B I Sunday”,

B I Sunday, Kenya, Maiden Arrival, Mombassa, to complete the B I line up

both showing classic merchant ships, demand my presence in Plymouth for final proofing.

Thus I plan be in and around Plymouth, then Portsmouth 11 to 22 April.

If you wish to see me please let me know as soon as possible.

These two new editions are very exclusive, on canvas for the look and feel of the original paintings.

Each edition will be numbered, signed, with printed remarques and limited to 12 only so rare, a sound investment.

Seven are already spoken for. (more…)

Clocks change?

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

The clocks change this week end? 
Last year I watched my clocks very carefully and they did not change one little bit, stayed exactly the same… 

Théhillac, Morbihan

It’s a beautiful warm day here.   (more…)

A very exclusive 12

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

“B I Sunday” is going to become a very exclusive limited edition of 12 prints available from April 15th, 
Four are already spoken for. 
If you appreciate real ships this is a classic for your wall and a sound investment; if you are quick.

This panoramic painting representing some of the best of British Marine merchant shipping in it’s heyday, classic ships, an exotic East African location.

Kenya, Maiden Arrival, Mombassa

I think it fair to say, an awesome original (commissioned, sold) and finely detailed oils on canvas, measures a healthy 76 x 121 cms (30″ x 48″).

The new prints are available in a choice of 2 sizes:
standard approx 49 x 33 cm (19 1/4” x 11/4”) £147. inc postage. 
Large averages 71 x 47 cm (27 3/4” x 18 1/2”) £227 : inc postage. 

In Britain they can also be acquired beautifully framed and that at a price that beats most high street shops:
Framed standard size £325.00, ex studio : delivery UK, +£65. Framed Large size £437.00, ex studio : delivery UK, +£65. 
To acquire your copy go to
or phone me on + 44 (0)1865 52 2435, leave a message if I’m off the bridge.

‘Kenya’, maiden arrival, BI I Sunday, detail 1

Cambridge Analytica sued

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Real pirates look decent compared with this crew.

Pirate Dhow (detail)

This is not funny, from today’s Google News, certainly immoral and probably illegal, this is a good time to change your password.

Cambridge Analytica sued by users over data harvesting. (more…)

New Saint Emilion

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

 Saint Emilion, the sentinel ‘King’s Tower’, a new modern classic, completed yesterday.

St Emilion, King’s Tower,

One of the “Bordeaux Famous Wine Villages” Collection.

“The King’s Tower“, measures 40 x 61 cm (16″ x 24″), oils, by Gordon Frickers, modestly priced at £ 1,100.

How much in my currency? Try our free XE Currency converter.

Payments may be made by instalments.

Contact US T:+ 44 (0)1865 52 2435 ~ E: Important ! please substitute ‘at’ for @: 


Princess Royal, success, Trafalgar

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

The Princess Royal, Princess Anne; success, Trafalgar, Pickle, here’s a yarn for you…

“I Have Urgent Dispatches” with texts

I don’t sell many prints these days, in fact I may well discontinue them soon. 
I’m pleased to report another large copy of “I Have Urgent Dispatches” was dispatched today, this time bound for a new home near Portsmouth, England. (more…)

Creativity in people

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

The Painting School of Montmiral, Castlenau de Montmiral. Free-will and determinism ~ A very well presented article, thank you Francis.

Painting School of Montmiral

The nature of free-will in our species… with I think the implied question, how does this effect #creativity in people especially those who show an aptitude to be creative and are sometimes original while others appear inept? (more…)

A squidge

Monday, March 12th, 2018

A winter’s walk or rather a squidge and paddle on the marshes by Théhillac.


river Vilaine

Hard to believe as I’m warmed by the sun and enchanted by lark songs, as just over a week ago we had snow here. (more…)

To New York

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

To New York, “I Have Urgent Dispatches”; two copies by registered post yesterday.

I Have Urgent Dispatches (HMS Pickle)

They represent part of the very special “Nelson & Trafalgar Collection“, a collection as yet never exhibited in public.

A sound investment to enjoy every day, one goes to a private collector, the other will be auctioned at the New York Yacht Club’s next (very popular) ‘Pickle Night’.

I Have Urgent Dispatches , detail of signal 2214