This little schooner had survived, only just, 2 heavy gales in the Bay of Biscay, the date was the fourth of November 1805.
She conveyed on board the most momentous news of that decade as she arrived at Falmouth, England.
Her unlikely name now immortalised in history was HMS Pickle.This painting measures 48 x 61 cm (19″ x 24″), available, price upon application.
The year was 1805, this little schooner was in real trouble in the Bay of Biscay. She was leaking so badly her captain decided to jettison some of her 2 ton guns. She survived. She sailed on the 4 th of November, into history as the vessel that delivered the most momentous news of that … Read more
A little and often with this mini painting of the renowned clipper Samuel Plimsoll, while I work ‘The Titanic Twins’ to near completing.
A new commission beginning to take shape.
To take pride of place in the new house of a gentleman in Florida with family connections with the three vessels illustrated.
“Rhoda Mary” from Falmouth racing “Katie Clewett” from Fowey.
To be a new marine painting in oils by Gordon Frickers, 70 x 105 cm (27.1/2″ x 41 1/4″).
According to family oral history,
Catch of the Day?
If you were asked to paint this fish what would your solution be?
On behalf of The Fisherman’s Mission, registered charity, patron H M The Queen, I’ve been as to paint this fish for a celebrity charity auction as one of 100 celebrity painted fish.
I’m also requested to write a 150 word biography.
A couple of questions that arrive from time to time, can my painting be restored to original condition, can I do this myself? Most recently this surfaced as part of an enquiry for a new version of the painting shown here, “A Dispute Settled“, the ‘Rhoda Mary‘ and ‘Katie Cluett‘ on the one occasion these … Read more