A lugger of a delightful surprise to share with you seen when I switched on today !
Entitled “Gordon Frickers : A different Perspective” by Rob McDowell, this brief, splendid article opens ” There are some joys to being ‘locked down’! “.
Then gets more and more interesting.
Rob McDowell you have “done it proud”, a beautifully written and balanced article inspired by my ‘ancient’ painting of the ‘Barnabas‘ lugger, sir, thank you.
‘Charlestown Morning‘, a new painting shaping up for those of you who like to see a painting creation process. Here is the struggle to find the best composition. Charlestown is a famous port much used by film makers including the very popular ‘Poldark Series’. This Charlestown painting is the fourth and will probably be the … Read more
Mermaids, questions answered on an all new page as asked by the famous author Simon Young, a British folklore historian based in Italy.
Simon wrote to me “I’ve been sent, by a colleague, the name Mermaid’s Pool on Kynance Cove and the earliest reference I can find is to a painting you did there. I just wondered if you could tell me anything about the name or its history“.
My answers are on the all new page ‘Mermaids‘.
If legends, mermaids and Cornwall interest you, don’t miss this new read about ‘Mermaid’s Pool’, the painting by Gordon Frickers, 40 x 50 cm (16″ x 20″) !
‘Waterwitch off Gribben Head’, pages edited, updated as the result of an enquiry from a Scot in Spain about Cornish Slate painting. The ‘further reading‘ page offers a facinating illustrated insight into Cornish sea life circa 19, for sure, recommended reading. Prints are available : A few Waterwitch prints remain, available as a signed limited … Read more
“Word of Mouth“, a Nelson and Trafalgar painting well worth the price and more as an “after dinner” subject.
The Royal Navy’s most famous schooner HMS Pickle, described by Nelson as “ubiquitous”, is according to Cornish oral tradition sailing into legend.