Frickers, Gordon, résumée

Gordon Frickers, introduction, painter, artist,  résumée, (resume, C. V.), an unusually versatile artist.

To be the best artist I can be, no holding back, to entertain, inform and inspire”.

There is always more to a Frickers painting than meets the eye and unusual among living artists, Frickers is credited with several famous paintings.

You are welcome aboard, this page introduces and includes lists of clients, exhibitions, publications and so on about the man and the art of Gordon Frickers.

Frickers is best known for his memorable, outstanding marine and landscape paintings. He is widely considered one the all time best marine painters and noted for the distinctive style of his landscapes, particularly of the wine villages of Bordeaux and South West France.

The Mayflower and Frickers

Frickers is the choice of many renowned organisations and distinguished individuals.

Frickers experience and knowledge includes extensive professional studies at distinguished schools of fine art in England and France and learning his basic seamanship and small craft handling with the last British sailor men to work under sail with cargoes.

This on the same waters Drake, Cook and Nelson learnt their small boat handling.

Gordon Frickers will strike most people as very sociable and certainly articulate.
He not only entertains he also informs you in an engaging way about topics he knows well.

During ‘The Trafalgar Soirée’ at the Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall, London, the managing director of Rochay Elite and author, Nicholas Baker, introduced Gordon Frickers as “one of the new masters of the 21st century”.

Frickers notable activities include :

* European Parliament : Gordon is one of the very few artists and the first and only marine artist invited to exhibit at the European Parliament, 35 pictures shown, May 2011. The catalogue/book is “Life On The Ocean Wave” ISBN ISBN 0-978-0-9569109-0-5

* My website and social media posts have lead to the recording for posterity of very many vessels and their crews and in several instances the saving of historic vessels.

* Museum ‘Invincible Vigneron’ at Broze near Gaillac, France, 2000 x 1000 cm, ‘The Port of Gaillac 1863’, this is one of his ‘quay’ paintings and has ‘made’ his name in that region.

* Fete des Lanternes’, Frickers was the only European Artist invited to the Opening Ceremony of the Chinese-French ‘Fete des Lanternes’ 30 Nov 2019, this because his work demonstrably influenced the Chinese artists.

* HMS Victory, ‘The Nelson and Trafalgar Series’ to promote and raise funds for the ship. Frickers is the only person in the history of HMS Victory, most famously, Nelson’s flagship, launched in 1765, to have the honour of the title of ‘Official Artist’ to HMS Victory.

* Exhibited in the British Embassy, Paris.

* Four times chosen Yachting World/Rolex-Swan prize artist.

* Civic Reception, Maison de Culture, Ville de Brest 1996

* Roll of Honour 1996, City of Plymouth; for “Outstanding Contribution to the City of Plymouth”.

* Civic Reception, Town Hall, City of Chester, 1993.

* Royal Society of Marine Artists at Pall Mall, London, many times.

* For over 15 years Gordon Frickers was the only artist member of the British Marine Federation, Super Yacht UK and the Marine Trade Federation.

Gordon Frickers fine art

Frickers paintings are noted for alluring colours, exquisite drawing of shapes and forms together with masterly depth of field and sense of perspective that draws the viewer into emotional involvement with Frickers paintings.

There is an unusually keen awareness of light, colour and movement which challenges our imagination.

More than a match for anything in the Musee d’Orsay, said Alain Soreano, author, historian, Maire-Adjoint, Chargé de la Culture et du Patrimoine, Ville de Gaillac, when introducing Frickers exhibition, December 2016.

Frickers paintings are all, some more than others, have visual surprises and are given a unique quality by Gordon’s special anomalous colour vision.

Gordon Frickers has very unusual eyesight with a rich colour experience, gifts he has in common with some of the greatest past masters.

Men like Renoir and Cézanne, Albrecht Dürer, Titian and Rembrandt, Monet and Degas.

Frickers paintings can tell us more about his and their sense of colour vision.

His paintings and prints have been acquired for the private collections of people as varied as Princess Ann the Princess Royal and Richard Branson.

Frickers marine paintings benefit from his adolescent experiences.

He was encouraged to read and taken to visit all the major galleries and museums in London as well as to most of the theatres.

Among his parents best friends distinguished painters in particular including Gerard de Rose one of England’s foremost portrait painters and Martin Benson, actor, author, film maker both of whom influenced the young Frickers.

Frickers was among the final few to learn his basic seamanship from the very last British sailor men, “men of iron”, who worked cargoes in wooden ships without engines on the same waters Drake, Cook and Nelson learnt their small boat handling.

He has sailed on craft as divers as racing dinghies and yachts, what was then the world’s oldest active square rigger and the liner Queen Elisabeth II.

He is qualified as a photographer, mariner, thanks to studies with the excellent staff at Falmouth Technical College, a shipwright and boat builder.

His work appears in numerous books, he has written many published articles, one book and is by request, preparing another book about his life and artwork.

* Brian Simpson MEP, chairman of the European Parliament Transport and Tourism Committee (2011 to 2014) wrote: “Frickers paintings are marks of our achievement as a people”.

* Of ‘Roaring Forties’ “I would love another Frickers painting” and “Our efforts with the painting were highly successful” : Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, a living legend who has commissioned 3 to date.

*”Why didn’t you tell me you painted the iconicRoaring Forties?” : Dick Durham, editor, Yachting Monthly.

* Of ‘I Have Urgent Dispatches’, it makes me feel I could punch the canvas, Gordon’s paintings have really opened my eyes o what painting can do” Peter Goodwin, MPil, IEng, MIMarEST, naval author, 20 years ‘Keeper and Curator of HMS Victory’

* “Gordon’s marine art demonstrates, he has studied his subject extensively over many years.” : Nick Bonham, director, Bonhams (retired), auctioneers of Knightsbridge, London.

Gordon offers his apology to those many clients and friends not listed here and his very sincere thanks goes to all his clients who have paid him the ultimate compliment of “I’ll buy it” and helped make make his calling possible.

You can discover more on Frickers cv/ résumée https://www.frickers.co.uk/art/frickers/gordon-frickers-cvresume/ .

Gordon’s talent and passion for painting was first notably manifested via a large art work in a ‘Rave’ style, on his parents garage wall, he was aged 3, according to his Mother.

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Incidentally, HMS Victory

is the only surviving example of a First Rate 100 + gun ship from the age of sail. To understand the importance of HMS Victory, imagine only one castle in the world remained and imagine it’s value.

Gordon Frickers painting was used to draw attention to the 200 th anniversary of the epic battle of Trafalgar and to raise funds for the preservation of the history ship.

Titanic, Plymouth Harbour
Titanic, ‘Plymouth Harbour’ a full size replica of the largest most prominent painting lost with the Titanic.

Unusual :

among today’s painters, it has been my good fortune to produce many paintings that have become famous and will endure thus are excellent investments.

Résumée in brief :

* One of the very few artists invited to exhibit at the European Parliament, the only Marine Artist to do so [May 2011].
* The only ‘Official Artist’ in the long history of HMS Victory (1994 to 1998)  painting for fun raising in preparation for the 2005  bicentenary anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar, see “The Nelson and Trafalgar Collection”.
* Frickers learnt to sail at Dartmouth, Devon, and around the Medway and Swale with the last true British sailor men, the last generation of men who worked under sail with cargo.
This on the same waters Drake, Cook and Nelson learnt their small boat handling.
Gordon Frickers, artist, sailor,
* The only European Artist invited to the Opening Ceremony of the Chinese-French ‘Fete des Lanternes’ 30 Nov 2019; because his work influenced the Chinese artists.
* Art education includes, Maidstone College of Art, Medway College of Art, The Painting School of Montmiral.
[This Gordon Frickers, art signature is on all my more recent paintings]

My good fortune has and still is to work for and with many distinguished individuals some of whom have become friends and many famous companies.

Our efforts with the painting were highly successful” ~ Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

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Now you know who to ask.
A special moment, a special place, in your life?
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 You can commission or purchase securely (in instalments by arrangement) bank to bank or online and you are covered by an unbeatable guarantee.

The art of Gordon Frickers, if you like what you see here, I and many others can assure you, you will love your new original painting or fine art print.

At last I have a real painting in my house!” T. Maltin, author, Wiltshire, England speaking of “Nelson at Gibraltar“;

Of “Schooner Race” to be the centre piece of a new house.

 “Dear Gordon,

I got it safe and sound! The painting is magnificent and stunning. Each aspect of the painting exceeds my expectations.  While your paintings are beautiful to look at over the internet, the actual painting has a warmth that can only be felt by seeing the real thing.

Thanks for a great experience,
Eric E, Florida USA.

Three parts to this page :

1. “Introduction”,

2. “in brief” and

3. The art of and Gordon Frickers in more detail:

Studio Théhillac
  1. “Introduction”

It is very unlikely you will find the art of Gordon Frickers listed with auction houses.

It is though fair to state, over the past 30 years the Art of Gordon Frickers has proven a reliable investment, encouraged by a growing appreciation and the unusual achievement for a living artist of several paintings now world famous.

GF at the GGR 2018

Aside from galleries it is quite likely you will have seen the art of Gordon Frickers in the press, in books, on the Internet, on TV or other media and the best galleries.

Port of Gaillac 1863, about half completed

Publications :

The full list of Frickers publications is so considerable as to be near impossible to keep track of. Some of the high points are presented to you on this page, enjoy.

There is a formidable list of distinguished individuals and famous companies, many mentioned below, who own examples of Frickers work.

Gordon Frickers
Gordon Frickers on la dune de Pyla

Frickers, Gordon, author of  “Life On The Ocean Wave” ISBN 0-978-0-9569109-0-5 .

Life on the Ocean Wave

Frickers has also written numerous articles for journals and magazines as varied as Sea Breezes, Yachting Monthly and the 1805 Club of North America Journal.

Your best value is to buy from an established, acclaimed artist, from a reputable, dedicated  artist.

2. Gordon Frickers in Brief :

On the deck where Nelson fell, with the ship’s Keeper & Curator Peter Goodwin
  • All the paintings are given a unique quality by Gordon’s special colour vision, gifts he shares with some of the great masters of the past.

    Château Lastours, painting for “The Gaillac Collection”.
  • Brian Simson MEP & Gordon Frickers
    At the European Parliament, presenting a drawing to my sponsor Brian Simson MEP

    Frickers paintings are marks of our achievement as a people”, Brian Simpson MEP, chairman of the European Parliament Transport and Tourism Committee.

  • For over 15 years Gordon Frickers was the only artist member of the British Marine Federation, Super yacht UK and the Marine Trade Federation, having studied and qualified as a ship and boat builder then worked 10 years in the marine industry building and racing sailboats, forming his own business, South East Boat Builders Limited and employing 9 staff.

Frickers is special :

  • Because of his commitment, the range and depth of his knowledge of  painting, drawing, of colour and Art History.
  • Because he benefits from the creativity of working in parallel on two approaches, spontaneous works coupled with planned meticulous attention.
  • Because Gordon Frickers has naturally a special form of colour vision, a trait he shares with some of the great masters of the past.
With Robin K-J
In my studio with Sir Robin Knox-Johnson when he collected his third Frickers painting.

Our efforts with the painting were highly successful” ~ Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

 

GF sur la cote Savage January 1st 2016
GF sur la cote Savage January 1st 2016
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston & Gordon Frickers at the Golden Globe Race 2018, Sable de l’Olonne.

3. The art of and Gordon Frickers in more detail :

In recent years Gordon Frickers has for good reasons, become increasingly well known and appreciated.

You can be confident that if you enjoy what you see on this web site, you will not forget seeing an original painting and experience the full force of his commitment.

There are the often surprising colours and textures, the lustre, depth, meticulous attention, detail, atmospheres and by no means least, his perception.

Gordon’s work is noted for many qualities that engage us and  stimulate our imagination.

These qualities include a rare vivid sense of emotional and physical presence, a knack of combining abstraction with precise detail, including often ground breaking research and attention that goes way beyond normal, lighting, depth and luminosity.

UK Hydrographic Office with Guy Hannaford
UK Hydrographic Office viewing ‘The Coffin’, a collection of mint condition Serres water colours, with Guy Hannaford.

Frickers is Currently working on among other things “Picturesque Wine Villages of Bordeaux.

This is an ambitious and novel approach that offers considerable scope for combined exhibitions with products of the region, wines, food, tourism and those who work with the appropriate industries, chefs, authors, journalists and so on.

A large subject with grand potential including for sponsors.

Recent Clients :

Recent clients include:

  • Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, [“I’d love another Frickers painting” ~ he ordered two more]
  • Tim Maltin, author of three books about R M S Titanic.
  • Tracy Edwards MBE for Maiden Rescue (May 2017)
  • Count [Comte et Comtesse] Charles-Octave de Noblet d’Anglure.
  • Pete Goss (MBE & Legion d’Honore); Pete Goss said “I got exactly the painting I had hoped for“.

    On "Spirit of Mystery" with Pete Goss
    On “Spirit of Mystery” with Pete Goss
  • Princess Anne, The Princess Royal.
  • H.M.S. Somerset (Officer’s Mess), gift to the retiring commander.
  • BAE Systems; BVT Surface Fleet Ltd (formally BAE Systems Surface Fleet Solutions).
  • The Ministry of Defence for the Armada de Chile, a gift,  (HMS Marlborough to Almirante Condell).
  • Devonport Royal Dockyard, now Pendennis Shipyard, (gift to a client).
  • His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said
  • Pictures in National collections in GB and France.
  • Frickers is the choice of many renowned organisations and distinguished individuals.

For memorable fine art of enduring worth “contact us” or better, speak with or meet Gordon Frickers,

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E: artistfrickers at gmail.com

Public Collections :

Examples of Gordon Frickers marine painting are in :

The Lapérouse museum, Albi, France Dec 2019.

At The Lapérouse Museum 03.12.2019

 

The Port of Gaillac 1863, painted at the museum
‘The Port of Gaillac 1863’, painted at the museum InVINcible VIGNEron at Broze near Gaillac, France.

Bermuda Maritime Museum ( a copy of “I Have Urgent Dispatches”).

Government of Oman (various public buildings)

Armada de Chile (National Navy of Chile)

City of Brest, Maison de Fontaine

The University of Plymouth

Le Musée du Cap Horn at St Malo ( a copy of “Roaring Forties”).

La Maire de Sauternes, Bordeaux

Hôtel de Ville, L’isle sur Tarn

At the Hotel de Ville, (town hall), L'ille sur Tarn
At the Hotel de Ville, (town hall), L’isle sur Tarn

 

Clients and Patrons :

Frickers list of distinguished clients and  patron’s was described by Audrey Hinks of Gallerie Marin (Appledore) as “formidable”, they include:

 

  • Sir Robin Knox-Johnston ~ “I’d love another Frickers painting
  • Deloitte & Touché, 
  • Old Mutual plc
  • The Princess Royal, Princess Anne ~ “the princess was over the moon“.
  • The Ministry of Defence
  • His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.
  • His Highness Shiek Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani.
  • Yamaha
  • Government of Oman.
  • H.M.S. Victory
  • Count [Comte et Comtesse] Charles-Octave de Noblet d’Anglure
  • British Telecom (Marine) Ltd.
  • Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd
  • Babcock Marine
  • Cunard Line
  • Tracy Edwards, MBE ~ “It makes me feel I’m back on board!
  • Pete Goss, OBE, legion d’Honor, “I got exactly the painting I’d hoped for“.
  • Royal Naval Fleet Air Arm (Culdrose, HMS Seahawk mess for the Princess Royal)
  • City of Chester (Civic reception for “The Port of Chester 1863“)
  • Sir Richard Branson
  • Yachting World
  • Peter Goodwin, author, former Keeper of HMS Victory
  • Sam Willis, author
  • Captain Igor Kozyr, author
  • David J B Smith, author
  • Detlef Hechtel, author
  • Your name isn’t here?
  • Pendennis Shipyard
  • The New York Yacht Club
  • H.M.S. Somerset (Officer’s mess).
  • The Times Clipper Ventures

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  • Mairie de Sauternes, with the mayor.
  • Registered supplied to BVT Surface Fleet Ltd (formally BAE Systems Surface Fleet Solutions).
With Calmac MD, Captain J Simkins at Castletown, Barra, Outer Hebrides.
With Calmac MD, Captain J Simkins at Castletown, Barra, Outer Hebrides.

 

Gordon Frickers is listed in Debrett’s Distinguished People of Today & Who’s Who Art and Antiques and not very accurately on Wikipedia.

 

Willum Voss, master shipwright and Gordon Frickers
Willum Voss, master shipwright and Gordon Frickers

Classic Quotes :

I got exactly the painting I’d hoped for” speaking of “Spirit of Mystery“, Pete Goss, MBE, Legion d’Honour.

Of Almirante Condell departing Portsmouth:

“The Condell painting went down a real treat.
The Chileans were very, impressed and Capt Cruz the commanding officer was over the moon and said he was going to have it welded to the wardroom bulkhead so none of the Admirals, and there were six Chilean Admirals present, could get their fingers on it.”

Captain J.A.B. Simkins speaking on behalf of The Ministry of Defence.

 

Of  The Cable Ship “Nexus” on the Mersey: “The composition and the quality of your painting is quite simply stunning and has deeply impressed everyone who has seen it.
The detail, lighting and colours deserve particular attention.
The inclusion of another CMS vessel in the background is a delightful touch as is the choice of venue.

T. C. Hart, Managing Director of Coe Metcalf Shipping Ltd.

https://www.frickers.co.uk/art/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/On-Cutty-Sark-with-Captain-Waite.jpg
On Cutty Sark with Captain Simon Waite to loan “Last Departure”.

 

Of Benmacdhui” at Hong Kong: “I was able to show my son the cabin I sweated out my first voyage“.
J. Morrison (N.Z.)

Of the print Clansman departing Castlebay:

I have now received the print of ‘The Clansman Leaving Castlebay’, and I am extremely pleased with the result.
The print has already been well admired by my family and friends.
It will probably look even better once it is mounted and framed.
Thanking you again for all your assistance and I am so pleased that
there was a successful conclusion to all your efforts.”
Alastair McDonald

 

Of Ice Maiden: “It makes me feel I’m back on board!” ~
Tracy Edwards, skipper of the record breaking yacht Maiden.

The renowned marine artist“,  Queen Elizabeth II Daily Programme.

Birth and Education :

Gordon Frickers was Born Beckenham, Kent in 1949

Gordon Frickers age 3
Gordon Frickers age 3
Gordon aged 6
Gordon aged 6

Gordon Frickers was educated at:

  • Maidstone College of Fine Art (now part of Kent Institute of Art & Design), Fine Art department headed by Gerard de Rose one of England’s foremost portrait painters, studies included drawing, painting, sculpture, graphics and photography.
  • Medway College: Visual Communication, Photography for advertising, fashion and the Press.
  • Falmouth Technical College, Ship & Boat Building.
  • Montmiral School of Painting (South West France) advanced drawing and colour.
  • Plymouth College of Further Education: Internet, E business, web site construction, PC office skills.
  • RYA coach and instructor (dinghies and power craft).
  • UKTI / Businesslink, Management, export, e commerce and web site skills.

Experience summary :

  • During higher education Frickers learnt to sail at Dartmouth, around the Medway and Swale the latter with the last true British sailor men, the last generation of men who worked without engines, under sail with cargo.
  • This was on the same waters Drake, Cook and Nelson learnt their small boat handling.
  • Assistant photographer, various central London advertising studios.
  • Falmouth: A GP photographer and later press photography for Beaverbrook Western, the Packet Group.
  • Sailor, boat builder, shipwright and man of the sea, eventually founding and M D for South East Boat Builders Limited at Rye East Sussex, working with dinghies, yachts, fishing boats. He raced and his cruising included time with square riggers notably with what was then the world’s oldest ‘Maria Asumpta’, as well as merchant & cruise ships.

    Early days as Mr. South East Boatbuilders Ltd of Rye, East Sussex.
  • After time with Bromley Boats Ltd he became the founder and director of South East Boat Builders Ltd, Rye.

    Rye history
    South East Boat Builders Ltd.
  • Gradually Frickers gathered the skills to become a marine and art historian
  • 4 years with the R.A.C.

    Gordon Frickers age 33
  • 30 + years freelance painter particularly noted for marine subjects.

TV and Radio :

Frickers Teaching and public speaking :

Gordon Frickers likes meeting with people of all ages,  his style is interactive, engaging and involving his audience.

Unlike many fellow painters Gordon has not followed a career in teaching art choosing to focus on his painting and associated skills.
He has by invitation given talks, lectures, taught in schools and Adult Education Centres, including successfully teaching marine painting as evening classes in Plymouth.

Awards include :

  • Four times chosen Yachting World/Rolex-Swan prize artist.
  • 1st prize (oils) 1995 Cornish Society of Artists.
  • Roll of Honour 1996, City of Plymouth; for “Outstanding Contribution to the City of Plymouth”.
  • Concours Photo 2015, La ville de Gaillac. (Subject « Le jardin de tous les plaisirs »

Exhibitions, a summary :

Gordon Frickers has exhibited (mostly one man shows) at various Yacht Clubs, Galleries and on ships including the Queen Elizabeth 2.

  • Vin, au Chateaux, Gaillac, December 2016, at the invitation of the municipal, ville de Gaillac.
    Gaillac Reception 02.12.2016
    Gaillac Reception 02.12.2016

     

  • Army & Navy Club, St. James, Pall Mall, London, ‘The Trafalgar Soiree‘, 28 October 2016 img_8994 img_8999
  • European Parliament first marine artist invited May 2011.
  • British Ambassador’s Residence, Paris Dec 2009.
  • Buckingham Palace (Sept 1991), invitation of Prince Philippe.
  • London International Boat Show (several times most notably 1991 with “Roaring Forties“), The Times (of London) referred to “Roaring Forties” as “Dry Humour…“).
  • Hotel de Ville, Lisle sur Tarn.
  • The World Ship Society, Falmouth AGM.
  • Chester Town Hall, including a Civic Reception July 1993 (90 prints sold that night).
  • Cornish Society of Artists [award won].
  • Plymouth City Museum.
  • Maison de Culture, la Fontaine, City of Brest, France, July 1996.Brest, France, July 1996
  • The Mount Batten Watersport Centre, Plymouth.
  • Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes.
  • Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club.
  • Royal Society of Marine Artists at Pall Mall, London (regularly during the early 1990’s).
  • On board the ships QE2“, “HMS Victory” “Cutty Sark” and the brig “Maria Asumpta“.

    On board 'Cutty Sark' with her Captain Simon Waite.
    On board ‘Cutty Sark’ with her Captain Simon Waite.
  • The 1864, Jerusalem.
  • Hôtel de Ville L’ile sur Tarn.
  • Le Mairie, Sauternes.
  • Gallerie Marin, Appledore.
  • Others.

Journals :

  • See press cuttings ~  the list is hard to keep up to date so the following gives you a general idea.
  • Yachting Monthly [May 2019]

    Roaring Forties, article
    “ROARING FORTIES” by kind permission of the editor of Yachting Monthly, May 2019
Gordon Frickers with "B I Sunday" 20.07.16
Gordon Frickers with “B I Sunday” 20.07.16
  • Lloyd’s List International 1991 wrote: “Gordon has more than a casual affinity with Britain’s Seafarer’s”.
  • The Times, Tuesday 18 July 1989 (Half page about “Roaring Forties”).
  • Most recent include:
  • SEA HISTORY 132, AUTUMN 2010, (National Maritime Historical Society of the USA)
  • Warships International Fleet Review April 2015
  • Western Morning News, June 2015
  • La Depeche, Tarn, France, profile 08/2014
    • Sea Breezes May 2013
    • Warships International Fleet Review April 2013
    • Geography Directions, site for the Royal Geographic Society, 11 Sept 2012 (review of Emigration, Plymouth Cattewater).
    • Warships IFR, Sept 2011, 3 page colour spread.
    • Sea Breezes June 2011, 3 page colour spread.
    • Yachting World May 2011
    • Yachting Monthly May 2011
    • Marine Quarterly, May 32011.
    • Yachting Monthly May 2011 (“Iconic painting”).
    • Superyacht Business, the Best of British 2009/10.
      • Warships International Fleet Review April 2015
  • Warships International Fleet Review, profile July 2011
  • Warships International Fleet Review April 2013
  • Castine Historical Society Newsletter March 2015 (CHS Visitor Spring15_finalWeb 15.03.15)
  • NZZ am Sonntag, Postfach, CH – 8021 Zürich, 17 June 2018
  • www.superyachtuk.com, “Gordon Frickers honours Golden Globe Race with painting” 08.11.2018
  • 1805 Club of North America journal, February 2019
  • Cape Horn Society Journal June 2019
  • Quote : “Why didn’t you tell me you are the artist who painted the iconic “Roaring Forties”? – Dick Durham, editor, Yachting World.
  • “My sincere thanks go to to all the journalists who have recognised and done what they can to publicise and encourage an appreciation of my talent and potential”, Gordon Frickers.

See also Appraisals.

Books :

Frickers paintings appear in many books including :

Nelson’s Arctic Voyage published May 2019, see colour plate “HMS Racehorse”
  • The Corsair‘, (cover page) published by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing in Arabic, a best seller, now available in English.

    The Corsair, also available in English
    The Corsair, also available in English
  • The Nelson Almanac, edited by David Harris, Picture editor Anthony Cross, published in association with the Warwick Leadley Gallery, Conway Maritime Press, The Chrysalis Building, Bramley Rd, London, W10 6SP published in 1998,
    ISBN 0-85177-755-4
  • Nelson’s Ships, P Goodwin, Conway Maritime Press, The Chrysalis Building, Bramley Rd, London, W10 6SP published in GB 2002.
    ISBN 0-85177-742-2
  • Ships of Trafalgar, P. Goodwin, Conway Maritime Press, The Chrysalis Building, Bramley Rd, London, W10 6SP published in 2005,
    ISBN 1-84486-015-9
  • Fighting Ships 1750-1850,
    Author: Sam Willis with an introduction by N.A.M. Rodger, Quercus Publishing Plc, 2007, ISBN 1847241719
  • Frozen Fury – convoy PQ-13, (Cover Page) John Haynes, Russian translation by Captain 1st Rank (ret) Igor Kozyr, Gangut, St. Petersburg. ISBN 9 785904 180379

    Frozen Fury
    Frozen Fury
  • Life on the Ocean Waves, G S A Frickers, ISBN 0956910904, Published 23 May 2011
  • Signale der Seefahrt, (Signals at Sea), Detlef Hechtel, May 2017, ISBN 978 3 86927 423 2, www.oceanum.de

    Signale der Seefahrt
    Signale der Seefahrt
  • Others include books in India, in Dubai (Published Bloomsbury and Quercus Publishing PLC)
  • In France in the national school text book for 14 to 18 year students, Histoire-géographie EMC 2de bac pro  15362 Dec 2019 [painting of the frigate Hermione].
  • With the distinguished author Peter Goodwin and Captain Jack Sparrow
    With the distinguished naval author Peter Goodwin and Captain Jack Sparrow

Other Websites :

A few of the other websites his work appears on are:

Frickers Fine Art, buying from recognised artists does consistently prove to be one of the very best investments.

At chateau Mayragues, Tarn Province, Gaillac region.
At château Mayragues, Tarn, department 81, Gaillac region.

There are several qualities that bind the work of this versatile artist including remarkable sensitivity and an intense sense of searching for meaningful response, qualities shared with predecessors Frickers admires.

Cape Trafalgar with Michele Huve & Nichole Poullaouec
Nelson and Trafalgar Project, at Cape Trafalgar with Michele Huvé & Nichole Poullaouec

You can purchase securely (in instalments by arrangement) online or bank to bank and are covered by an unbeatable guarantee.

Quote :

Yacht “King of Hearts“: “It is already giving me great pleasure and reminding me to make more time available for the joy of sailing“,  Clive. R. King.

Gordon age 3
Gordon age 3.
gordon frickers self portrait drawn May 1966
Gordon Frickers a remarkably perceptive self portrait drawn May 1966.

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Gordon Frickers at St Emilion Aug 2013
Gordon Frickers at St Emilion Aug 2013.

Gordon Frickers at Antibes, July 2009
Gordon Frickers at Antibes, July 2009.

Painting 'The Clown', plien aire, June 2014
Painting ‘The Clown’, plien aire, June 2014.

Gordon Frickers at St Malo, April 2009
Gordon Frickers at St Malo, April 2009.

Helming Toybox, June 2006
Helming Toybox, Round the Island Race, June 2006.

Gordon Frickers 1988
Gordon Frickers, 1988.

Forgotten Art

Forgotten Art, a ‘tongue in cheek’ tribute

Gordon Frickers in West Morning News 9 July 2005
Gordon Frickers in West Morning News 9 July 2005.

Gordon Frickers as a Boat builder.

The last boat Gordon Frickers built
The last boat Gordon Frickers built (1998)

The last boat Gordon Frickers built - interior
The last boat Gordon Frickers built – interior

In five years she only failed to win 7 races, those ending with 4 seconds, 2 thirds, and a seventh. Boasting, well only a bit !

Gordon Frickers on watch, Maria Asumpta, North Sea
Frickers on watch, North Sea, with the Maria Asumpta, at the time the oldest square rigger afloat.

Gordon Frickers at work on board Maria Asumpta
Gordon Frickers at work on board Maria Asumpta.

Gordon Frickers at work with sunflowers, painted by Jill Lane
Gordon Frickers at work with sunflowers, painted by Jill Lane

Men at work, painting the launch of JST Lord Nelson, BBC filming
Men at work, painting the launch of ‘JST Lord Nelson’, BBC filming.

Sir R Knox-Johnston & Gordon Frickers 27 Sep 2002
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston & Gordon Frickers 27 Sep 2002, Robin collecting his ‘Frickers’ third painting.

Self portrait at Monte Carlo
Self portrait at Monte Carlo

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