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.
Mira Godard Gallery's group exhibition, *20/20 Spirit Doubles* is a reflection of the artists' perspectives and influences - ten artists and their "spirit doubles". The concept of spirit doubles can be traced back to ancient Egypt and was present in many cultures and referenced in ancient legends, artworks and books. This exhibition features the work of Lindee Climo, Holly Farell, Tom Forrestall, Colin Fraser, David Milne, Phil Richards, Jeremy Smith, Takao Tanabe, Michael Thompson and Richard York. The exhibition catalogue, with essay by Dr. Eva Seidner, is available at Mira Godard Gallery.
In 2012, Mira Godard Gallery celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with The Self-Portrait Show, a show exhibiting the works of sixteen gallery artists - Simon Andrew, Victor Cicansky, Lindee Climo, Alex Colville, Joe Fafard, Colin Fraser, Lucian Freud, Fabian Jean, Andrew Hemingway, Peter Krausz, David Milne, Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt, Phil Richards, Jeremy Smith and Takao Tanabe. Essay by Dr. Eva Seidner
In his own words, the artist Colin Fraser describes his 2014 exhibition at Mira Godard Gallery
Mira Godard Gallery’s 2015 group exhibition explores the relationship between artist and model. The show included artists; Simon Andrew, Lindee Climo, Alex Colville, Joe Fafard, Colin Fraser, Peter Harris, Andrew Hemingway, Fabian Jean, Peter Krausz, David Milne, Lilias Torrance Newton, Mary Pratt, Phil Richards, Jeremy Smith, Michael Thompson and Frederick H. Varley. Essay by Dr. Eva Seidner
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