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Gordon, who was born in 1949 in the county of Kent, is now single & lives with his son at Plymouth. Gordon was educated at Maidstone College of Fine Art Medway College and Falmouth Technical College.

Kampala at Bombay

He trained at the Montmiral School of Painting (South of France). More recently he has upgraded his skills at Plymouth College of Further Education (internet, web design, ecommerce). He won the Yachting World/Rolex-Swan prize artist (oils) four times, one of many unique achievements. Gordon has a formidable list of distinguished clients as varied as Cunard Line, BT (Marine), Caladonian MacBrayne, Yamaha & many famous individuals.


Gordon's maritime experience includes cruise ships, other merchant ships and photo-journalism. He is also a maritime historian of some note.

Gordon is a very experienced racing sailor and youth coach, and has sailed on such varied craft as the world's oldest square rigger, the QE2, J Class yachts and still enjoys racing dinghies.

Uganda at Falmouth
Uganda entering Falmouth with tugs to lay up after the Falklands war

Gordon is currently developing ecommerce & a commissioned series of painting of the voyage of the French explorer Laperouse plus, as a project, Historic & Picturesque Wine Villages of Bordeaux...

Almost all of Gordon Frickers works are available in print.

Gordon Frickers can be contacted on tel +44 (0)1865 52 2435, email:

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston with Gordon Frickers
Gordon Frickers (right) with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and a new painting by the artist, Dumra departing Bombay in a rising S.W. monsoon, researched for Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to celebrate Sir Robin's earliest times at sea.

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