Corvid 19 and post

Good news to entertain, inform & inspire and heart warming feed back from the U S A to share with you.

I can again send prints and paintings as the postal and courier services gradually get back to something resembling normal service.

‘Roaring Forties’ as framed.

 

I received :

” I wanted to share with you the inspiration your painting has given to me.

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Hervé Boitel

Artist to artist, I have the great pleasure of staying with my friend Hervé Boitel, next time I will be painting. An idyllic setting in a deep and wooded valley at Cassanis, Gaillacois Tarn in S W France, eating and drinking well together wide ranging conversations with my widely read intellectual, poetic friend, his family … Read more

Mayflower400, Plymouth.

Mayflower400, Plymouth, >progress< with a new meticulously researched painting. Painting on speculation, 61 x 91 cm [24″ x 26″], available, £5,000 a bargain as any good gallery should be delighted to show this painting. Discover more on my web site page ‘Plymouth, Mayflower‘ Mayflower400 [2020] is billed to be the biggest anniversary celebrations in the … Read more

At Toulouse

Toulouse, lunch with Lily. I’ve written a bit more on my other blog and with other photos and on one of my two Facebook pages : https://artfrickers.com/blog/2020/06/24/toulouse-france/ I have to collect a major painting, on loan to Chateau de Saurs and have a variety of other ‘business’ and good friends to visit,  in this region where … Read more

Halifax

A very unexpected message Re: Halifax DK170 Hello mr Frickers, Today, exactly 77 years after it crashed, we found the crash site of Halifax DK170 of wich you made such a nice painting!! Can we get in touch!! The #painting, 50 x 66 cm (20″ x 30″),was commissioned by the late Mr.John Loban, formerly Flight … Read more

Black Lives Matter?

Drake and slavery

Knocking down statues has become the ‘in’ thing among part of our population.

Now- Wow we have a proposal to knock off Sir Francis Drake, remove his statue from Plymouth Hoe.

'Golden Hinde'
Drake’s ‘Golden Hinde’

If you disagree I suggest you sign the petition to keep the statue on site in place.

https://www.change.org/p/1000-save-drake-statue/psf/promote_or_share

We might as well knock down the Pyramids as they were allegedly built by slave labour.

Such vandalism would be bad for tourism !

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Entertain, Inspire, Inform

Robin Knox-Johnston, an inspiring sailor, a real man, a role model, a film worth watching? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdIIYr1GdIs&feature=emb_share.

I feel honoured to have been commissioned to make #paintings 3 times, “Roaring Forties“, “The Clipper Way” and “Dumra departing Bombay“.

I produced prints for the first two paintings made for Sir Robin #Knox#Johnston which we both signed [a few copies are still available], and I am proud to be considered one of his friends.

‘Roaring Forties’ as framed

Roaring Forties” subsequently is and continues to be reproduced in journals world wide and is a proven influential painting.

Robin still is a considerable influence and benefit for many lives, mine included.

Some years ago Robin and I were discussing our roles in life.

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A pleasant Diversion

My #painting palette yesterday, a glimpse of the effort needed to complete ‘The Titanic Twins‘, both nearing completion. Another diversion, you can commission the #painting you have long wanted from me and follow it’s development. Contact via https://www.frickers.co.uk/art/about-gordon-frickers-and-his-work/contact/