By comparison

Painting nearing completion. Interesting ? compare with the previous photo of this painting posted 30.09.2021 ? Mayflower, no ship better represents the best of the British and American idealism, courage and sense of adventure. Available soon, 40.5 x 66 cm (16″ x 26″), £1,500, a good investment, a classic therefore timeless oil painting by Gordon … Read more


It’s October? good light for painting here ! I’d stowed my summer painting clothes now I need them again… Still no need here for the central heating or open fire either.


A story for you, well two actually, with an awesome and familiar cover picture?

Audible Books
New from Audible Books, The Maintenance Race
Yes, it’s the famous “Roaring Forties” which I’m delighted to report is the cover for the new Audible Books publication “The Maintenance Race” !
During last summer I was among other things, quietly ‘exchanging signal’s’ with people at Audible Books, New York, a division of Amazon.
One of their distinguished authors, Stewart Brand, had specifically asked to use my iconic painting “Roaring Forties”.
This painting having been commissioned from me for and owned by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

Audible Books and I eventually negotiated terms with included mentioning my name and painting whenever possible so I duly issued them a limited licence and copy of my “Roaring Forties” image.

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Racehorse, HM Sloop Racehorse come to my mind

as we pass the September equinox here, we have already had our first gale and another is imminent.

H M Sloop Racehorse (detail)

I’m reminded of the voyage of HMS Racehorse in particular the September and October storms she endured, eventually making he way to a safe port.

This painting is a detail from…/the…/hms-racehorse/ “Nelson & Racehorse“.

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Cape Trafalgar

At Cape Trafalgar

I’m reminded by post on the ‘Battle of Trafalgar’ Facebook page by Hari Singh Shekhawat of my visit to Cape Trafalgar with two French colleagues as part of my research while ‘Official Artist’ to HMS #Victory during the preparations for Trafalgar 200.

Cape Trafalgar, Michele Huve, Nichole Poullaouec

For me it felt a bit eerie to gaze at the seaward horizon and think of the 21st of October 1805.

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New video


New video: ‘The Port of Chester (1863)”,

this major art work is I’m pleased to report still attracting attention and back in the news this week.


Port of Chester 1863

‘Port of Chester & The River Dee basin and lock’ I am delighted to say features my painting 3 times.

Bob Moore of the Pastfinder Channel wrote to me “While “researching the old port of Chester UK and browsing the internet I came across your marvellous painting entitled ‘The Port of Chester (1863)’ “.

This new video is available for viewing on Youtube, more of that in a moment.

First, let’s set the scene for you.

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Last Arrival, Ferreira, ex Cutty Sark

The most famous and arguable fastest of the elegant clipper ships. Here is my painting of ‘Ferreira’ and the tug ‘Triton’ of Falmouth; 61 x 91 cm (24″ x 36″), oils, original sold. Ferreira, the old ship having made her last commercial departure is arriving to be reborn. You too could own a painting of … Read more