James Fraser

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.

His subject matter is varied and James uses a whole range of materials in his working method. Within this variation, however, he regards the aesthetic quality of the finished work paramount.

James has regularly exhibited at various galleries throughout Scotland and at the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), Royal Society of Watercolourists (RSW), Paisley Art Institute (PAI) and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts (RGI) annual exhibitions. In August 2006 he was elected a professional member of Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) and he is also an Ordinary member of Society of Scottish Artists.

His work is now in many private collections.  


1958 Glasgow, Scotland



1999-2004 Edinburgh School of Art, Scotland



2012  The Glasgow Art Club Award

2005  Peter Potter Gallery Trust Award

1999   Heriot Watt University Award – Outstanding Merit



Visual Arts Scotland

2004 – to date The Society of Scottish Artists

The Royal Society of Watercolourists

Paisley Art Institute

The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art



The Fisher Gallery, Pittenweem, Scotland

Arran Art Gallery, Isle of Arran, Scotland

The Fotheringham Gallery, Stirling, Scotland

The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright, Scotland

Purple Gallery, Bournville, England   

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