Christmas 2020

We here in France are are allowed 6 people assembled for Christmas, curfew at 20.00. Wish you were here, I wish you a very merry Christmas and may 2021 be a better year for you. I’ve two guest tomorrow for an English Christmas lunch complete with roast beef, the seasons veggies, Christmas pudding, brandy butter … Read more


The Herrescoff schooner Vagrant in the wins again !

Vagrant off Cowes
Of the two paintings shown here, both are long since sold
I have one print left of the second painting, “Vagrant off the Needles”, yours for £ 167.00 including postage.
Vagrant off the Needles


wins Best Rebuilt Yacht award, Jurjen van ‘t Verlaat of Royal Huisman who have recently rebuilt the old schooner wrote: VAGRANT wins ‘Best Rebuilt Yacht’ award.

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B I Sunday revisted

B I Sunday, a big ship event, a big page revision : the halcyon days of the British India Steam Navigation Company.
B I Sunday
B I Sunday was a unique event in the story of what was the world’s largest shipping company, the British India Steam Navigation Company.
SOLD so only available as a small number of limited edition print from £/€ 167 inc p&p.

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Ark Royal

“HMS Ark Royal tugged to her last berth to be broken up”.
H M S Ark Royal
Ark Royal tugged to her last berth to be broken up.

Both the website and ‘Further Reading’ pages have just been thoroughly updated and edited, visit, enjoy.


Available £/€ 950.
U S $ 1260.
Watercolour 28 x 37 cm (11″ x 14½”), on 300 gsm paper.

> with your credit card Purchase Now  < via Paypal, in any currency, or £/, or bank to bank; or in instalments by arrangement, contact Gordon Frickers.

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Sharing a post from Linkedin

I’m sharing a post from Linkedin with you as I thought you might enjoy the following, my response to a recent comment by Tim Maltin, “Chief Executive at Maltin PR, Legal and Litigation PR – Beautiful painting Gordon.
Tell us more about it/show us the whole image…😋
Thank you Tim, 🙂 the detail is from a 30″ x 48″ painting commissioned by, owned by the renowned Pete Goss and available as a fine print from my website Marine Print Gallery.

This detail is a good example of why some people call me “the new Turner”.

Spirit of Mystery in the Southern Ocean (detail)
We began the design when Pete invited me to visit him on board “Spirit of Mystery”, the replica 1850 style Cornish lugger he had built and sailed to Australia in the track of the original “Mystery”.
Pete Goss and Gordon Frickers planning the painting onboard Spirit of Mystery

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What is Leadership?
There are to many books and videos on this subject, many misleading.
Nelson’s Column
Most of those about Nelson fail despite frequent references to his leadership, to explain why Nelson was a great leader and how his character was moulded.
This painting, one of my ‘Nelson and Trafalgar’ series has never been pubilcly exhibited, a great opportunity for someone.

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HMS Racehorse

H M Sloop ‘Racehorse‘ my painting on my page “Nelson’s Arctic Voyage“,…/the…/hms-racehorse/ has raised some interesting points on the excellent Facebook page ‘The sailing frigates, ship sloops and war brigs 1620-1870’.
HMS Racehorse Crew
Racehorse Crew detail


One gentleman wrote :
Lovely picture with beautiful storm details such as the slackened haulyards for the jib. It’s a brave man standing on the jib boom and bowsprit cap.

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