"The subjects that I paint have a connection to me. It’s an emotional and often historical connection," says artist Colin Fraser of his latest work. "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 Scottish designer is having an exhibition of new paintings at the Mira Godard Gallery in Toronto this October entitled Sunny Days and City Lights – some of which pay tribute to the city. "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," Colin explains.
"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 but rather how it feels as an outsider to walk around it."
Born in Glasgow in 1956, Colin Fraser 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.
Colin Fraser: Sunny Days and City Lights runs at the Mira Godard Gallery from 13 October until 10 November 2018. To find out more, visit www.godardgallery.com.