Maiden and Ice Maiden – the story

Ice Maiden, this is a magnificent and historic original painting produced for and with the the co-operation of the captain, Tracy Edwards.

"Maiden and Ice Maiden – the story", 1,011 x 76 cm (398" x 30"), sold to Maiden owner, the famous Tracy Edwards. Available as a print from our print page.

Ice Maiden” is an inspiration to all who struggle in particular, against blind prejudice.

Available 1 remaining print signed by the captain and artist as a numbered edition price £187.00  including postage).

 

Maiden, Ice Maiden
Standard size print of "Maiden, Ice Maiden"
image size: 57 x 46 cm (22½" x 18")
Number remaining in stock: 2
Signed print £187 (about NZ$390) 
Signed print with Remarque £277 (about NZ$580) 
Frames are only available for shipping to mainland UK addresses.
Signed print plus Frame £407 (about NZ$850) 
Signed print with Remarque plus Frame £497 (about NZ$1,000) 

 

Ready for inspection, Gordon Frickers presenting the painting Ice Maiden to her captain, Tracy Edwards OBE, at the Royal Southampton Yacht Club.

Ice Maiden

This now historic painting is one of 35 of mine that had the honour of being exhibited in the European Parliament, Brussels  (May 2011) and later Exhibited at the RORYC & National Maritime Museum.

The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich wanted this painting, an honour, however, it seemed to me, I hope you agree, more appropriate for Tracy Edwards to buy this definitive painting.

Tracy Edwards, a quote

Gordon Frickers & the Maiden Team combined to produce this painting which for me, the definitive image from that remarkable Whitbread race

Tracy Edwards OBE.
Ice Maiden, 76 x 101 cm (30″ x 40″) plus frame.

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Maiden and Ice Maiden

The yacht “Maiden“, according to her log, is in the Antarctic Ocean 50° 4′ South, on the morning of the 10th of November 1989, shortly after encountering icebergs.

Thanks to Howard Gibbons her team manager Tracy Edwards and I had a meeting during which interviewing her to discuss painting her yacht in action.

Yacht paintings
Maiden, a detail from the painting Ice maiden

Tracy wanted ‘Maiden’ painted to publicise her ‘Maiden’ project which for me has been a pleasure and a privileged.

“Ice Maiden” has become a famous painting (to this date I have only 1 signed print left, £187. and inc P & P),

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This yacht race exists today as the McIntyre Ocean Globe Race and is the considered to be the world’s premier and toughest International offshore races.

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Maiden, a detail from the painting Ice Maiden

This may be your last chance to grab and treasure one the only 1 remaining print signed by the captain Tracy Edwards and the artist Gordon Frickers as a numbered edition price £187.00 including postage.

The yacht “Maiden“, according to her log, is in the Antarctic Ocean 50° 4′ South, on the morning of the 10th of November 1989, shortly after encountering icebergs.
 This yacht race exists today as the McIntyre Ocean Globe Race and is the considered to be the world’s toughest International premier offshore race.
Yacht paintings
Yacht Maiden, a detail from the painting Ice Maiden

Tracy and Howard Gibbons, meeting , interviewing them, to paint her yacht in action as she wanted ‘Maiden’ painted to support ~ ‘Maiden’ ~ with my modest talent, has been a pleasure and a privileged.

“Ice Maiden” has become a famous painting (to this date I have only 1 signed print left, £177. and inc P & P),

Newer, “Maiden Home” was commissioned last year by Tracy Edwards.

This may be your last chance to grab and treasure one the only 1 remaining print signed by the captain Tracy Edwards and the artist Gordon Frickers as a numbered edition price £167.00 including postage.

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Maiden for a maiden, painting Ice Maiden for Tracy Edwards

Numerous ideas were discussed with Tracy Edwards, for example when the girls entered Miami provocatively wearing teeny weenie bikinis.

Tracy Edwards felt that this was the moment that would epitomise for the crew what the race was about for her & all her team.

In discussion with me Tracy felt that for the crew and team the defining moment is as shown in this painting about which when she saw it completed at the Royal Southampton Yacht Club Tracy Edwards first word was WOW!

The yacht’s log book and crew interviews helped inspire this painting.

The renowned marine photographer Rick Tomlinson generously provided photo references and of course I took a long searching look at the boat.

Maiden Team

The achievement demonstrated by these women silenced their many critics who insisted an all women team would never complete the race.

A typical comment was “the women will fall out long before the voyage is done”.

The team defied them all by winning 2 of the most demanding legs of the race with what was clearly not ‘a money is no object’ boat and by returning to a thoroughly deserved hero’s reception at  Freemantle, Auckland, Florida and finally to Ocean village, Southampton.

I was asked, an honour, by the then head of paintings at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, if I would give this painting, ‘Ice Maiden’ to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

At that time I had a young family and high hopes of a sale so I declined.
Despite the honour, I am glad I did decline.
"Ice Maiden" was eventually sold to the redoubtable Tracy Edwards, this very fine painting remains a splendid example of my work, last shown when I was invited to give a one man show, an exhibition at the European Parliament, Brussels (May 2011).

This painting is among those 35 of mine honoured by being exhibited, by invitation, at the European Parliament, Brussels  (May 2011).

A book and a film of the challenge were produced.

You can find the latter on Utube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKCebH-CXZs

 

Tracy Edwards, a quote

The painting arrived safe and sound and it is as wonderful as I expected!  It will be displayed at the RORC and then Maritime Museum”. 28,02,2017

Paintings have many uses, as illustrations, book covers and so on, here is one of the more unusual ones,

Maiden ‘Lecture’ Poster

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Tracy Edwards, a very Determined woman would not let the opportunity to enter the race pass. She found a second hand boat, raising the money, even selling her home, rebuilt the yacht, found a sponsor (Royal Jordanian Airlines) for her boat and sailing her challenge, thanks in part to the Duchess of York, then raced with an admirable panache in the gruelling Whitbread Round the World Race.

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Ice Maiden, a detail from this painting.

Maiden was Sponsored by Royal Jordanian Airlines

Maiden sailed sailed into history as the first all women crew to complete a circumnavigation including winning their class on two legs of the toughest legs in the Southern Ocean of this International race.

Yacht Paintings
Painting Ice Maiden, a detail

Maiden, this painting was one of 35 by Frickers that had the honour of a one man exhibition in the European Parliament, Brussels  (May 2011) and was shown at the RORYC & National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

[This Gordon Frickers, art signature is on all my more recent paintings]