Wishing a Merry Christmas

This is to wish you a sincere Merry Christmas and to copy my latest newsletter for those unable to receive the News Letter from me, Itzac_eglise_IMG_6583_wp.jpg

Some of you will not have received my email Christmas card and new Christmas News letter, copy below.

Reasons for this include bounced and blocked emails (more on that below).

The Internet can be bizarre, I’d had a reply from Robin Knox-Johnston, star of my “Roaring Forties” painting, then got an, INVALID RECIPIENT message re the address!

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Plymouth, the Samuel Plimsoll and a big surprise

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.

This Plymouth scene is not a long story but goes back a long way. Cattewater_IMG_4315_d.jpg

Here is a progress report including sketches to date.

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It’s Sunday so here we go for “B I Sunday”

Marine art is firmly back in my sights.
The worst of the ‘flying dust and debris’ caused by my move to ‘winter quarters’, disruption caused by returning to Plymouth to research for Mayflower 400 / 2020 has settled.
Here we go charting in more senses than one, the progress of my new, large, complex  marine painting “B I Sunday“. The making of this painting is already quite an adventure which has included an invitation to a wedding in Mombasa on the 12 th of December.

B I Sunday‘ will show the port of Mombasa, Kenya on a unique day when every wharf was occupied by ships of the same company, the British India Steam Navigation Company

Port of Kilindini, Mombassa, detail from a 1971 Admiralty chart
Port of Kilindini, Mombassa, detail from a 1971 Admiralty chart
Yesterday morning having driven for the second time in a week to Roche Bernard to chase up ‘my’ plumber I retire to find inspiration, to express some ideas I have for “B I Sunday” in a cafe at Roche Bernard that I have adopted and where they seem to have adopted me. Cafe a Roche Bernard IMG_5501
I have been thinking of ways to do justice to “B I Sunday”.

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Ancient village rocked til the early hours!

The week end just passed is a big event in France, 90 % of shops shut. I was not allowed to buy one single drink…  CdM_sat_eve_IMG_5937_wp.jpg

You might think this an odd place 3 hours drive inland to find a marine artist, to create marine art?    CdM_sat_eve_IMG_5943_wp.jpg

Read of and have a taste of some reasons why

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Newsletter 8, Sea Fever and super yachts

Newsletter, Sea Fever and super yachts, The Marine Art of Gordon Frickers No. 8 © august 2009

We hope you find the following interesting, engaging, interactive, and will forward this to friends.

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When does dinner become dinner party ?

I have been trying to invite my excellent friend and adopted French sister, Helene Ancelet, for a little dinner, not possible!

The idea was to show some appreciation of her wonderful friendship and catch up on news past and with autumn upon us, future events.

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En route to England and a birthday treat

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Up early ish today and loading my car including with 2 major marine paintings F 014.04.10 IMG_7258 d_1.jpg(Plymouth Cattewater and Nelson at Gibraltar 10 Dec 1796) and numerous French landscapes.

One of the objectives of this return to my home port of Plymouth is to find out how the paintings are received, perceived and valued, another is to consider suitable exhibition venues.

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Glenorchy, published by Sea Breezes magazine

I hear from my friends at Sea Breezes magazine, “Yes we did manage to get the Glenorchy scan to a publishable quality“.G1914Glenorchy_on_the_Thames.JPG

Sea Breezes, Glenorchy the marine painting is in the June issue which is on sale today.

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