‘Cutty Sark’ Happy Birthday !

This is Cutty Sark’s 150th birthday weekend.
You can visit Cutty Sark at Greenwich, London where she is open to the public.
I have been a fan and supporter from a very early age, of this great ship including taking my children to see her.
Here are a few of my paintings of Cutty Sark, leading off with the newest which is available.
This is one of several I’ve made of #CuttySark and more follow below.

"Last Departure", "Ferriera" ex "Cutty Sark",

“Ferriera” ex “Cutty Sark“, “Last Departure” – an order arrived today for a print one of ‘my’ favourite paintings:  Following an enquiry a week ago: “I live near St Anthony, and an ancestor of mine served on Cutty Sark, so I would be interested in obtaining a print of this picture”, I asked how come … Read more

The marime painting, Samuel Plimsol, Australia bound, and progress

At last this major marine painting of the Australia bound emigrant ship Samuel Plimsoll is beginning to show the promise intended!

Getting the underlying colours and atmosphere of the painting has been quite a struggle, expensive in time, so far over 100 hours in these two prime marine paintings and materials, a whole tube of cobalt blue for example.SP_14.04.10_IMG_7207_d.jpg

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"Ferriera" ex "Cutty Sark", "Last Departure"

This very fine marine painting was exhibited onboard Cutty Sark at Greenwich, London, exhibited at the request of  Cutty Sark‘s  then Captain, Simon Waite (photo on the web site).

This splendid marine art has resurfaced in a private collection,  it’s  owners one of whom is a decendant of Vasco da Gamma are offering “Last departure”  for sale as they are retiring and down sizing their home.Last_Departure_File0003.jpg

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Scorpion 50th anniversary

The Scorpion class racing dinghy designed at St Mawes Cornwall by Taprel Dawling as a fairly high performance racing dinghy and excellent sea boat.
The Scorpion has over the past 50 years given huge pleasure, amusement and life changing experiences to thousands of people.
The Class is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this successful 14 foot  racing boat at Porthpean Sailing Club, 323 / 24 January.
If you are interested I suggest you contact Porthpean Sailing Club via their excellent web site.

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Plymouth, the Samuel Plimsoll and a big surprise

I am flat out working on new marine art, the largest marine painting will be  a view of Plymouth Sound, the Cattewater including Commercial and Pheonix Wharves , by moon light and intended as a major exhibition piece to be shown at my coming exhibition at the European Parliament then later an exhibition at Plymouth.

This Plymouth scene is not a long story but goes back a long way. Cattewater_IMG_4315_d.jpg

Here is a progress report including sketches to date.

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Further Reading about "Ferriera" ex "Cutty Sark", "Last Departure"

Ferriera Last DepartureStorm damaged Simon Waite Letterin the English Channel, “Ferriera” had put into Falmouth, Cornwall, in distress. Her crew self repaired her and we see her outward bound having, as you can see from the wave pattern, just cleared Carrick Roads into Falmouth Bay.

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"Roaring Forties", Sir Robin Knox-Johnston – The Story

Robin Knox-Johnston whilst completing the first non-stop single handed circumnavigationof the world with Suhaili – 16 December 1968.

Order your  copy, signed by this superstar of yachting and Gordon Frickers, a numbered Presitige edition,

 from this web site at http://www.frickers.co.uk/prints.html.

Robin Knox- Johnston, with out doubt Britain’s most famous most distinguished living sailor,  has gone on to create a list of formidable achievements not least being 3 times voted “Yachtsman of the year” and being knighted for his public services.

He’s been at it again, age 68, Robin Knox-Johnston sailed in the Velux Five Oceans Race, racing Saga Insurance, his daily blog was  an amusing, fascinating read.

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