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Artist - James Fraser (RSW)

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James was born in Glasgow in 1958 and after a career in the Civil Service gained a place as a mature student at Edinburgh College of Art in 2000. He was awarded the Heriot Watt University award for outstanding merit in his first year and received his BA (Hons) in painting from ECA in 2004.  Since qualifying from the Edinburgh College of Art, James has exhibited in various galleries, and his works are now in many private collections in the UK and abroad.

James in an ordinary member of the Society of Scottish Artists, and is a professional member of Visual Arts Scotland. James was elected as an RSW in 2014.

“The subject matter in my work can vary but generally I tend to favour the still life, but not in the traditional sense.  My work usually starts off very abstract and then through intuitive manipulation, shapes and space begin to appear, which can suggest various objects that most people find on their household tables.  Some of these are fairly obviously recognisable, but some are left as abstract shapes, which may suggest things, rather than them being portrayed accurately.  Humour and unashamed hints of Scottishness may also be in the mix !  However, the end result has to appeal to me aesthetically, regardless of the subject matter”


2005 Peter Potter Gallery Trust Award.

2012 The Glasgow Arts Club Award

2013 The Leith School of Art Award

2015 City of Glasgow College Award

2015 James BS Curr Memorial Award

2021 The John Gray Award

Available Work

Tit, Thistles and Wetting Whisles - £390 - 50cm by 46cm - Sold

A Blether and a Walk - £290 - 38cm by 38cm - Sold

A Gull in Every Port - £295 - 39cm by 36cm

Harbour Mist - £295 - 38cm by 35cm

Harbour Sunrise - £295 - 38cm by 35cm

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