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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Titanic at Speed

Titanic at Speed, : ask people to name a ship, #Titanic is probably the most widely known ship name today. This #painting measures 38.5 x 48 cm (15 1/4″ x 19″), oil on board, yours for £1,500, an excellent investment for you. I’ve reworked this painting I made in 2012, it’s the only ‘Titanic’ painting I still have … Read more

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/   

All at sea?

Wind of change funny how HMG which has neglected British shipping for decades suddenly sees #shipsworld is vital? Took #Corvid19uk to wake them. Mr Raab : Government will issue detailed advice on maintaining the flow of goods, while protecting staff working on shipping routes. “Wind of Change“, a fine sea #painting yours for £1,500, 51 … Read more

Jane Banks, a poem and the Tavistock Inn, Dartmoor.

The marine painting of “Jane Banks entering Bermuda” (see page http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/jane_banks_entering.html) has inspired a painting poem!   Poem__Memories_forever.JPG

I am delighted and honoured to find my painting has inspired a poem now an addition to the beautiful music of Bob Brennan.

The request for a marine print of “Jane Banks”  also brought about a rare chance to meet a descendant of one of the captains of “Jane Banks“.

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how capitalism has and is driving

 Possible projects include a Laperouse painting, one or 2 on the theme of Nelson and Trafalgar (because the Victory 2005 series are about to become available for sale, I will write the story here soon) a further famous wine village series this time involving more working people in the paintings,  and I have a new idea that relates to paintings about some of the big issues of our times.

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A momentous 18 months since the previous newsletter!

Newsletter 6 from The Art of Gordon Frickers, November 2008

This newsletter goes to people who have 

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