Drawing and design

Drawing the birth of a new painting, shown here for those of you who like to follow the painting process and progress. These drawings are concept sketches created while developing ideas with my client. You are witnessing the birth of a new painting, developing via sketches, a painting that is quite likely to become locally … Read more

Woofers and Woodlands

Woofers welcome to the woodlands, tweeters too.

This winter and next season my good friend Hervé Boitel will be opening his estate for you to discover.

Hervé Boitel’s home is situated in the remote valley of Cassanis near Gaillac in the Tarn department, S W France.

There is plenty to do and see for those who fancy a rural work out, so much more satisfying than a gym,  that is actually useful.

There is no shortage of wildlife, birds in particular around the woodlands and ponds … there is also the surrounding countryside rich with nature trails, bastides to explore and a lively social life.

Ideal for a vacation with a difference.

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France …

A beautiful and mild day at #Gaillac in the Tarn department, #France . I was researching to prepare a new #painting , with Charles, Count de Noblet et d’Angelure, and including making new friends. More about the new painting soon.

Painters Three

Painters, artists together, three artists Christine Prisot, painter, poetese,  Margo Le Gall painter, and I think you can guess who else… artists sharing an late autumn late afternoon randonée and wide ranging conversations at Férel, France. Here too is a hint of the beauty of southern Brittany, an area most tourists pass without stopping.  

Chinese Nosh up

Time for a proper meal, which are your favourites?

Following on a succession of ’emergency suppers’ due to being over tired this evening I made a nice chicken sweet n sour with lightly stir fried veggies, mostly bamboo shoots and bean sprouts with ‘Imperial gold’ Basmati rice made the Iranian way with slight Frickers G ‘improvements’.

As usual I made to much nosh, any volunteers to help eat this?

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Saint Emilion

Saint Emilion

Sainte Emilion, new painting !

“The King’s Tower”, the sentinel, 40 x 61 cm (16″ x 24″) £ 1,400

Saint Emilion
Sainte Emilion, painting

One of the Bordeaux Famous Wine Villages Collection, a beautiful series yet to be exhibited in public.
Now here is an opportunity for you, exhibit
these paintings with products of the region !

“The most famous name in red wine”, a name above all springs to mind … and palate, Saint Emilion. 

Many distinguished people and renowned companies have chosen Frickers paintings.

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Lunch out !

9th June, the bars and restaurants have opened in France.
This is including here in Théhillac (pronounced Tay’ack).
Sadly many will never open again, victims of Corvid 19.
Happily my nice neighbours proposed a lunch together on the bar rear terrace. that went very well !

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Debarquement Normandie

Normandy, on this day 6 June in 1944, the debarquement Normandie. In France this day, the Invasion of Normandy, Operation Overlord, is commemorated in style every year, our French friends do not forget their brave allies. Here is a previously unpublished photograph of four of those men. They don’t look like Hollywood heroes do they? … Read more

La Roche-Bernard

France is easing out of lockdown. Roche-Bernard, here is a glimpse to share with you of Saturday evening out with my neighbour lovely Patricia, a retired seamstress. We were visiting La Roche-Bernard in Brittany near where I live. A stroll, coffee, cakes and later a beer with the cafés at Roche-Bernard, enjoy.


Here’s a reminder of summers to come Vendée one of the sunniest parts of #France as a January gale rages outside my snug home.

Vendée 2,  Antidote to January blues !
 47 x 62 cm (18,5″x 24,5″)

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