Posts Tagged ‘plymouth’

Further Reading about The "Mauretania"

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

The "Mauretania" Mauretania’s usual ports of call were, Liverpool, Southampton, Plymouth, Le Harve,  Queenstown (now Cobh) & New York. She restored the prestige of the British Merchant Marine & Cunard in particular. (more…)

Cotswold Stone

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Today I am leaving Michael’s beautiful Cotswold stone house in this picture book Cotswold stone village. The sun is shinning from a clear blue sky. A very fresh cold breeze made for an exhilarating morning walk before a shower and back to the laptops and web site tasks.

Morris men, a synagogue and Vagrant

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Morris men, on my return to Plymouth I found my friend and fellow painter David Folley is busy with numerous large impressive portraits, some theatrical people, a couple of exotic female nudes and a series of paintings of Morris men.


Gallerie Marin, Appledore, will reopen – Audrey Hinks told me this week.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Gallerie Marin (Market St, Appledore, N. Devon) reopening is great news for Audrey’s clients and artists including me, Gordon Frickers.
In my view Audrey Hinks is a great “people person”, one of the very, very few gallery owners who acts with total integrity with her clients and her artists.


Plymouth Marine Department, history has returned!

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

How did this special event come about?

University of Plymouth Marine Department, has a long and salty history,  Tectona being a part.
Remarkably, two paintings inspired by a former captain and Uni lecturer helped save and return Tectona to Plymouth.

Tectona“, was (more…)

A momentous 18 months since the previous newsletter!

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Newsletter 6 from The Art of Gordon Frickers, November 2008

This newsletter goes to people who have  (more…)

Friendship St Maloan style, the nicest possible way?

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

I arrived in Plymouth after various adventures en route including an unexpected party at St Malo and am in for a busy week.
Went to the farm at Calvados and picked up a few more important things from the wreckage of 94 RPR, my home of 22 years.

Plymouth, City of discovery

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Plymouth, the city has been my home for over 22 years, most of which was based in Plymstock.  Plymouth_Cattewater_IMG_4313_d.jpg

Almost all of my most famous paintings were created while living in Plymouth including Roaring Forties 

A few copies, signed by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston are still available from

You can add a copy to your collection with confidence using PayPal on the Print Gallery page.  

I am  having  2 relaxed enjoyable and sociable weeks in Plymouth. (more…)

Wishing a Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

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! (more…)

Marine art 2010 starts here (maybe?)

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Back to work today, pressing on with a group of marine paintings, developing sketches, preparing boards… (more…)