Trafalgar, Nelson, a return

Trafalgar, Nelson, research

Trafalgar, Nelson, two names and paintings that continue to resound in naval history.

Cape Trafalgar, with collegues Michele Huve, Nichole Poullaouec.

Painting preparations for a new commission 81 x 51 cm 20” x 32” for the best historian on Utube, Drachinifel, of ‘Victory Breaking the Line’ , the most famous moment during the battle of Trafalgar.

Sharing with you the excitement of researching what really happened at Trafalgar, with Nelson and HMS Victory, breaking the line.

Trafalgar, Nelson, research
Trafalgar, Nelson, research a table and box of documents

The most famous moment in the long history of HMS Victory’s launched May 7, 1765.

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Happy New Year 2022 !

Nelson's Frigates, a detail

Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy New Year 2022 and the enjoyment of fine paintings.

Out with a bang, 2021!

Nelson's frigates
Nelson’s four frigates

Finished today ‘Nelson’s four frigates’, my newest and probably my last painting for my Nelson and Trafalgar series, “Nelson’s Four Frigates’ although a gallery order or commission could tempt me.

53 x 91.5 cm (21″ x 36″) Nelson’s Four Frigates, available.

My profound thanks to everyone who has hit ‘like’ or better still shared my paintings on social media.

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Cape Trafalgar

At Cape Trafalgar

I’m reminded by post on the ‘Battle of Trafalgar’ Facebook page by Hari Singh Shekhawat of my visit to Cape Trafalgar with two French colleagues as part of my research while ‘Official Artist’ to HMS #Victory during the preparations for Trafalgar 200.

Cape Trafalgar, Michele Huve, Nichole Poullaouec

For me it felt a bit eerie to gaze at the seaward horizon and think of the 21st of October 1805.

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Trafalgar Port

Trafalgar Port

A Trafalgar surprise

Trafalgar Port
Port Presentation
Trafalgar and an unsought, unexpected thank you for a job well done.
Carefully packed, beautifully presented these vintage ports arrived by courier today 😃!
Two questions, why the gift and who to open these with ???
While I’m fond of red port I’ve never tried white port so this will be fun.

Why?

The Trafalgar Way : some way now well astern I was asked and honoured to be one of the judges of a national competition by The 1805 Club for children painting on the theme of ‘The Trafalgar Way’, a route now marked, celebrated and recommence on official Ordnance Survey maps.
The Trafalgar Way competition objective was to widen appreciation among children and their parents of the age of Nelson and of its place in our history upon which our lives are built .

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Leadership?

What is Leadership?
There are to many books and videos on this subject, many misleading.
Nelson’s Column
Most of those about Nelson fail despite frequent references to his leadership, to explain why Nelson was a great leader and how his character was moulded.
This painting, one of my ‘Nelson and Trafalgar’ series has never been pubilcly exhibited, a great opportunity for someone.

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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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News from The Art of Gordon Frickers, May 2007 © 2007

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In brief
You are receiving this newsletter because Gordon knows you or you have purchased paintings and/or prints from Gordon, or you have expressed an interest in his work.

We try to make this newsletter interesting, confidential, relevant and valuable, to support www.frickers.co.uk
Also see the NEWS column with an RSS facility where all NEW paintings and new text are elegantly listed.

“I have urgent dispatches” picture in a new book; “I am a maritime historian and have been contracted to write a huge-format (about the size of an atlas) illustrated book on fighting ships 1750-1850. I am keen to include contemporary art and I am a great admirer of your image of the Pickle coming back after Trafalgar”.

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Marine print sales

Trafalgar Dawn the French Perspective” http://frickers.co.uk/marine-art/trafalgar_dawn_french_perspective.html and Rhoda Mary and Katie Cluett, a dispute settled” http://frickers.co.uk/marine-art/dispute_settled.html, one copy of each sold via the web site so a busy day today preparing them. trafalgar_french_all.jpg

This was the first copy of “Trafalgar Dawn the French Perspective” to be sold and very appropriately to the person who gave me the most encouragement to paint this awesome scene.

A_dispute_settled_IMG_3489_1_d.JPG “Rhoda Mary and Katie Cluett, a dispute settled” will be going to a descendant of one of the captains of the elegant schooner Katie Cluett.

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