JAMES FRASER 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.
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
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 2014.
James is a regular exhibitor at galleries throughout Scotland.
I tend to favour the still life but 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.