Plymouth Emigration Depot

Plymouth, emigration

‘Plymouth Emigration’, I thought I’d finished this mysterious moonlight painting. 

Plymouth, emigration
Emigration Plymouth, 76 x 121 cm (30″ x 48″), offers from £15000.

How many times have you watched a full moon rise, how many painters, photographers and film makers have attempted to capture those elusive moon beams and the so subtle colours of a night sky?

Moon light, zephorial light, attempted by many including some of the great masters, the great majority, unsuccessfully.

Recently, while painting moonrise over the ‘Haut Medoc and the Gironde Estuary’, ideas, inspiration began to form.

I found myself pondering a major repaint of my already applauded ‘Emigration, Plymouth’.

A question formed :

“is it possible to take ‘Plymouth Emigration’ to a new level or will I risk ruining ‘Plymouth Emigration’?”

My wish is that someone buys ‘Plymouth Emigration’, this historic painting for the people of Plymouth City.

Probably not, after all the city of Chester missed out with the magnificent ‘Port of Chester 1863’ which went elsewhere to a private buyer.

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“Spirit of Mystery”, both pages, the home page and the ‘further reading’ page have been thoroughly edited and updated. A good read, about the voyage, why and how, about the creating of this awesome painting, recommended. Spirit of Mystery in the Great Southern Ocean, a remarkable painting for the distinguished sailor Pete Goss MBE, Legion … Read more


Frickers, Gordon, who was, is, will be ?

Frickers résumée / C. V. page with a summary of the man, the artist, has just had a major editing and update.
The Mayflower and Frickers
The page needs further refining, you may like to make suggestions, however, if of interest you can now better enjoy this unusual, improved and informative page…/gordon-frickers-cvresume/

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B I’s Uganda

‘Uganda’ as painted here 5 was the British Hospital ship during the Falklands war.

Uganda at Falmouth
50 x 76 cm (20″ x 30″) and sold.
Further reading page updated :  You see her as I painted Uganda having seen her enter Falmouth to lay up.

Frickers paintings have been and are the choice of many distinguished people and renowned companies as indicated by his unusual resumée.

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Nelson’s Frigates

‘Nelson’s Frigates’, a voyage that illustrates very well why Nelson became such an effective leader, commander and much loved hero.

Nelson's Frigates
Unfinished Nelson’s Frigates 20.06.21
53 x 91.5 cm (21″ x 36″)  ‘Nelson’s Frigates‘, this is so called because rather oddly, briefly, Nelson commanded all four frigates, two French built, two Spanish and there hangs an intriguing story which I’ll gradually reveal as the painting is completed.

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Trafalgar Port

Trafalgar Port

A Trafalgar surprise

Trafalgar Port
Port Presentation
Trafalgar and an unsought, unexpected thank you for a job well done.
Carefully packed, beautifully presented these vintage ports arrived by courier today 😃!
Two questions, why the gift and who to open these with ???
While I’m fond of red port I’ve never tried white port so this will be fun.


The Trafalgar Way : some way now well astern I was asked and honoured to be one of the judges of a national competition by The 1805 Club for children painting on the theme of ‘The Trafalgar Way’, a route now marked, celebrated and recommence on official Ordnance Survey maps.
The Trafalgar Way competition objective was to widen appreciation among children and their parents of the age of Nelson and of its place in our history upon which our lives are built .

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Surf painting

New and a very wet surf painting 🙃 !
Surf painting
Vieux Beaucoup, surf and surfing ! 
When it’s touch dry I’ll finish this painting.
There are still quite a lot of modifications I wish to make … so it’s not yet on either of my two websites.
Made on ‘speculation’, this painting measures 30.5 x 45.8 cm, 12″ x 18″.
It is based upon time with my son camping together behind the beach on the cote de Landais at Vieux Beaucoup.

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Brest 96, the fleet departing Painting at Brest, I’ve made a better quality photograph and tidied up the text for this website page, enjoy ! 40 x 58 cm (16″ x 23″),  for sale, available, offers from £ 750. Brest 96, a painting made on location of the fleet as it departed Brest. One of … Read more