Archive for the ‘Marine Art’ Category

When, where …

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Who painted this and when? I was shown this old [not for sale] painting of H M Cutter Bramble, by its proud owners.

H M Cutter Bramble


Which Sails?

Friday, April 19th, 2019
A question from a Master Mariner of Malta, about the sails set on ‘HM Sloop Racehorse’ via Linkedin;


I’m at a Portsmouth with naval author and former Keeper of HMS Victory, Peter Goodwin.
Peter has just confirmed what I thought.
A bit different from the experience of our captain at Malta who wrote “we always set courses last, and took them in first.”

Racehorse, detail


Fish bidding

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Packed today and ready to go to online charity auction for The Fishermen’s Mission.

Double Fish

This is for distressed fishing families, wives and children so do please bid generously.
Where in your house or office would they look good?
My efforts appear on page 3, they are authenticated by being signed with gold paint and the year, under the base.
Grab a bargain, bid before you forget !


An interpretation

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

The Titanic Twins, an interpretation of the most prominent painting on board Titanic when she sank, by the famous artist Norman Wilkinson are progressing well, still a long way to go.

T,PH 2 Progress 06.04.19


Charming unsolicited

Monday, April 8th, 2019
A charming unsolicited message arrived today, it made my day.

Spirit of Mystery in the Southern Ocean

“It’s the most expensive picture [print No 9] I’ve ever bought. Everyone who visits admires it.
I’m so grateful you painted it, thank you so much” ~ Ben Richards, bought his print “Spirit of Mystery”, in November 2013.


K1 Britannia

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
An unusual enquiry.
The K1 Britannia project is building a replica of this most famous yacht.
Having seen online my painting “Royal Yacht Britannia (1893)”

The ‘new’ RY Britannia (1893)

I have been asked about the hull colour.
In her day, the ultimate, a ‘Formula 1’, she won some 231 races for the British Royal Family during here 40 year career.


Auction Action

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
I was asked to write a 150 word résumée to go with the two ‘Fish’ I was asked to paint for a charity auction in support of The Fishermen’s Mission so thought you might enjoy my sharing the result with you. 

Fish a la Frickers

Gordon Frickers résumée

Few artists are so fortunate as to have paintings become famous. Those of Gordon Frickers include “Roaring Forties”, “I Have Urgent Dispatchesand “Trafalgar Dawn”.

He brings an amazing range of experience to his calling. Art educated in England and France, he learned his basic seamanship from some of the last men to trade under sail and is a master boat builder. The only ‘Official Artist’ in the history of HMS Victory, he is also one of the very few artists invited to exhibit at the European Parliament [May 2011], the only Marine Artist to have done so. 

Distinguished clients include Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Tracy Edwards, The Ministry of Defence and Yamaha.

Many of his paintings are personal or company treasure.

Consequently it is very unlikely you will find the art of Gordon Frickers listed with auction houses.

His web site including his résumée is

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This résumée neatly worked out as 149 words.

Ohh, and the painting in the background, is from my “Famous Wine Villages of Bordeaux” series and is ‘rue Principal, Sauternes’.

You can discover more about the celebrity auction and the invaluable ‘Fish-mish’ work from  Dean Lawrence, Corporate Partnerships Manager, The Fishermen’s Mission


Direct Dial: 01489 566926

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Yachting Monthly

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

The latest [May, yes May] issue of the prestigious Yachting Monthly is out now with the double page article on my painting named and owned by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston “Roaring Forties”.

Roaring Forties, article

-proof_ROARINGFORTIES by kind permission of the editor of Yachting Monthly

If you have one or more of my paintings and or prints it is a good idea to buy and put by a copy of the May Yachting Monthly and keep it near the picture.

This ‘cunning plan’ can add interest and value to your artwork !

Viola !

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Fish for fun, two painted fish, marine art ?!

Double Fish

These fish which I wish,  make you to smile, will go for auction by and on behalf of The Fisherman’s Mission, a registered charity, patron H M The Queen.
The like each other so rather hope to be sold as a pair.
I feel honoured to be included in this event, alongside 99 well known celebrities asked to paint a fish.
I’ve chosen ‘camouflage evolution’ as their theme.


“Plymouth Harbour”,

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Titanic’s, “Plymouth Harbour“, after Norman Wilkinson.
What makes this painting very special?
Read on!

Titanic, Plymouth Harbour, progress 08.03.19

For those who like to see ‘hozzitdun’, and for people tantalised by the Titanic, a new photo of the new painting [2].

Titanic’s ‘Plymouth Harbour‘ measures exactly as the original and is presented on the identical  type of canvas, 79.5 x 172 cm (31 3/5″ x 68″), oils, by me, Gordon Frickers

Two major paintings in progress, the connection with ‘Titanic’, this page goes into considerable detail about the painting, explore, profit, enjoy.

To this painting I bring a combination of skills no other artist can offer.