Pierhead Paintings

Gorran Haven, Cornwall, Painted on Location. 33 x 23 cm (9″ x 13″) watercolours, available 650£. > yours now £ bank to bank or by credit card Purchase Now < via Paypal, in any currency, or in instalments by arrangement, contact Gordon Frickers. Gorran Haven, Cornwall, art for art’s sake, marine and landscape painting combined, … Read more


Charlestown Harbour paintings

My paintings are becoming history now so going up in value. This one I have just posted on The Maritime History of the  Saint Austell Bay Area  Facebook page. Charstown, a #painting for you to enjoy, one I made waaaaay back in the 1980’s, one of two similar #paintings. I lived at nearby Par village … Read more

Painting completed?

“The White Ship”, completed?

The White Ship
48 x 61 cm (19″ x 24″), available £/€ 1150.00
John Constable said “every painting should be an experiment”, this one certainly is exactly that, experimental.
I’ve previously shown the progress with this painting here on the 27.02.2021 and again 02 March, review, enjoy.
The website page is for ‘The White Ship” is : https://frickers.co.uk/art/marine-art/ports/charlestown/

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‘Charlestown Morning‘, a new painting shaping up for those of you who like to see a painting creation process. Here is the struggle to find the best composition. Charlestown is a famous port much used by film makers including the very popular ‘Poldark Series’. This Charlestown painting is the fourth and will probably be the … Read more


the original "Mystery".

A lugger of a delightful surprise to share with you seen when I switched on today !

Entitled “Gordon Frickers : A different Perspective” by Rob McDowell, this brief, splendid article opens ” There are some joys to being ‘locked down’! “.

Then gets more and more interesting.

Barnabas, lugger  :   23 X 35 cm (9″ x 14″)    Watercolour, available      £/€ 357.

Rob McDowell you  have “done it proud”, a beautifully written and balanced article inspired by my ‘ancient’ painting of the ‘Barnabas‘ lugger, sir, thank you.

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Cornwall, Mermaid's Pool

Mermaids, questions answered on an all new page as asked by the famous author Simon Young, a British folklore historian based in Italy.

Mermaids Pool

Simon wrote to me “I’ve been sent, by a colleague, the name Mermaid’s Pool on Kynance Cove and the earliest reference I can find is to a painting you did there. I just wondered if you could tell me anything about the name or its history“.

My answers are on the all new page ‘Mermaids‘.


If legends, mermaids and Cornwall interest you, don’t miss this new read  about ‘Mermaid’s Pool’, the painting by Gordon Frickers,  40 x 50 cm (16″ x 20″) !

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Cornish slate

‘Waterwitch off Gribben Head’, pages edited, updated as the result of an enquiry from a Scot in Spain about Cornish Slate painting. The ‘further reading‘ page offers a facinating illustrated insight into Cornish sea life circa 19, for sure, recommended reading. Prints are available : A few Waterwitch prints remain, available as a signed limited … Read more

Live on board?

“Have you ever lived on one (a boat or square rig ship) for a long period of time?” I was asked today by film maker Frank Muller.
Thought it might be fun to share my answer with you which reminds me to restart writing the requested book about my life and work.
Charlestown, the port, ‘October Evening’, Cornwall available as a fine art print.
I’ve owned boats most of my life, built quite a few, repaired many more too.
I’ve not lived onboard for long periods.
I don’t really fancy that unless there is a good reason.
Maria Asumpta, a real square rigger,  entering Plymouth


It’s a bit cramped, fun for a while.

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