Fowey harbour, Cornwall – Extra Info


Fowey, Cornwall, paintings of a successful storm !

Fowey, Cornwall
Fowey Harbour approaches with a strong gale

(50 x 81 cm (20″ x 32″), By Gordon Frickers , the is original Sold to a private collector in Plymouth  for 500 £ back in 1987.

This painting has to be worth 1500 to 2000 £ now which makes it a solid inflation beating investment !

Many distinguished people and renowned companies chose Frickers paintings as you can discover by reading my illustrated résumée.

Painting a storm

One wet and stormy day while Gordon Frickers lived at Par, he decided to don full oils skins and go out and paint the tempest.

Taking the Polruan Ferry from Fowey he settled in the remains of the old blockhouse and started to sketch in oils (he still has the original study made that day).

As he worked the scene we see here took place and he used his sketch and photos of the ships to create this exceptionally atmospheric and emotional study of a part of the Cornish coast, Fowey Harbour entrance, in a storm.

While he worked, men nearby fished.
After an hour one of the anglers packed up and came and looked at his study. “Yo’ve made a right bloody mess of that mate” was his comment.

The angler went home with no fish.
Gordon Frickers sold this picture for £500 and still owns the sketch so who is laughing?

It has been said that the definition of an angler is a stick with a worm at both ends…


Gordon Frickers

Frickers, Gordon: These paintings have distinctive, enduring qualities in part because Gordon Frickers has an unusually rich form of colour vision

These are qualities, gifts he has in common with some of the greatest past masters including Cézanne Degas, Dürer, Titian and Rembrandt, Monet.

Gordon Frickers is one of the very few artists invited to created a one man show of (35) paintings (May 2011) at the European Parliament, Brussels, an impressive addition to his list of exhibitions in other prestigious venues in Britain and Europe.

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