Biography

The subjects that I paint have a connection to me. It's an emotional and often historical connection. I need this if I am going to commit the time, work and feeling needed to produce a tempera which may take weeks to complete.

 

The cityscapes/nocturnes of Toronto came about after many visits for shows at Mira Godard Gallery and spending a lot of time, unable to sleep, walking around the city in the small hours. I never planned to make these pictures, they just happened as a result of the material I gathered together observing this fascinating place. They are not so much portraits of the city as how it feels as an outsider to walk around it.

COLIN FRASER was born in Glasgow in 1956, studied art in Brighton and currently lives and works in Sweden. Fraser is represented by Mira Godard Gallery and has exhibited internationally in London, New York and Glasgow. His work is found in numerous private and corporate collections throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

Works
  • amsterdam by colin fraser
    COLIN FRASER
    Amsterdam, 2020
    egg tempera on board
    31 1/2 x 46 1/8 in.
  • confetti by colin fraser
    COLIN FRASER
    Confetti, 2020
    egg tempera on board
    23 1/2 x 29 in.
  • island by colin fraser
    COLIN FRASER
    Island, 2020
    egg tempera on board
    29 1/8 x 43 1/4 in.
  • reflection by colin fraser
    COLIN FRASER
    Reflection, 2020
    egg tempera on board
    39 1/2 x 43 in.
  • sanctuary by colin fraser
    COLIN FRASER
    Sanctuary, 2020-21
    egg tempera on board
    39 1/4 x 48 in.
  • glass sky by colin fraser
    COLIN FRASER
    Glass Sky, 2021
    egg tempera on board
    19 x 39 1/8 in.
  • swedish sky II (homage to tom thomson) by colin fraser
    COLIN FRASER
    Swedish Sky II (Homage to Tom Thomson), 2021
    egg tempera on board
    39 5/8 x 48 in.
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