I am flat out working on new marine art, the largest marine painting will be a view of Plymouth Sound, the Cattewater including Commercial and Pheonix Wharves , by moon light and intended as a major exhibition piece to be shown at my coming exhibition at the European Parliament then later an exhibition at Plymouth.
Here is a progress report including sketches to date.
Robin Knox-Johnston whilst completing the first non-stop single handed circumnavigationof the world with “Suhaili“ – 16 December 1968.
Order your copy, signed by this superstar of yachting and Gordon Frickers, a numbered Presitige edition,
from this web site at http://www.frickers.co.uk/prints.html.
Robin Knox- Johnston, with out doubt Britain’s most famous most distinguished living sailor, has gone on to create a list of formidable achievements not least being 3 times voted “Yachtsman of the year” and being knighted for his public services.
“Ferriera” ex “Cutty Sark“, “Last Departure” – an order arrived today for a print one of ‘my’ favourite paintings: Following an enquiry a week ago: “I live near St Anthony, and an ancestor of mine served on Cutty Sark, so I would be interested in obtaining a print of this picture”, I asked how come … Read more
The tea clipper ship Cutty Sark docked at Greenwich, London, now most famous of of all clippers has re opened to the public.
At last this major marine painting of the Australia bound emigrant ship Samuel Plimsoll is beginning to show the promise intended!
Getting the underlying colours and atmosphere of the painting has been quite a struggle, expensive in time, so far over 100 hours in these two prime marine paintings and materials, a whole tube of cobalt blue for example.
This very fine marine painting was exhibited onboard Cutty Sark at Greenwich, London, exhibited at the request of Cutty Sark‘s then Captain, Simon Waite (photo on the web site).
This splendid marine art has resurfaced in a private collection, it’s owners one of whom is a decendant of Vasco da Gamma are offering “Last departure” for sale as they are retiring and down sizing their home.
The Class is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this successful 14 foot racing boat at Porthpean Sailing Club, 323 / 24 January.
If you are interested I suggest you contact Porthpean Sailing Club via their excellent web site.
Storm damaged in the English Channel, “Ferriera” had put into Falmouth, Cornwall, in distress. Her crew self repaired her and we see her outward bound having, as you can see from the wave pattern, just cleared Carrick Roads into Falmouth Bay.