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Artist - James Fraser (RSW)

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 1999. 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.In August 2006 he was elected a professional member of Visual Arts Scotland (VAS). He is also an Ordinary member of Society of Scottish Artists.(SSA)James was elected as an RSW in Oct 2014James is a regular exhibitor at galleries throughout Scotland

“My work usually begins with chaos. I attack the surface with various materials which could include collage, paint, pencils, pastel etc. I then have to re-organise this chaos, through adding and subtracting, relying on my intuition, creating harmony, balance, maybe even something beautiful. Subject matter varies but i tend to favour the “still life” although not in the traditional sense. My work is a portrayal of objects, figures, nature. Sometimes recognisable, sometimes suggestive, even adding a bit of humour, all hopefully arranged in an aesthetic manner”.

James’s work is now in many private collections in the UK and abroad.


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

Available Work

Dos Vino Tinto - £390 - 40cm by 40cm - Sold

Tides - £290 - 35cm by 35cm - Sold

Unbelted - £320 - 40cm by 40cm - Sold

Ma-Wee-Cup-Cake - £350 - 35cm by 35cm - Sold

Seagull and Sauvignon - £200 - 27cm by 22cm - Sold

Sun, Sea and Sauvignon - £290 - 35cm by 35cm

Pheasant, Coo and a Fine Wee Brew - £850 - 81cm by 80cm - Sold

It's Sangria Time - £290 - 35cm by 35cm

Hat Box and Bouquets - £280 - 39cm by 37cm - Sold

Hair Drying, Lip Applying - £280 - 39cm by 37cm

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