Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser
ARTIST STATEMENTby Scott Fraser I have had an interest in painting since I was young. My parents framed a small painting of roses that I did at age 3. It now hangs in my studio as a reminder of my early aspirations. I remember going to the Chicago Art Institute frequently as a boy, especially enjoying the works of Picasso. I went off to art school at the Kansas City Art Institute which was also pivotal. There they set me free to experiment with concept in a rich, dynamic environment. After leaving KCAI, I started out slowly, painting, learning and finally selling my work. I call these my basement years, since I moved back in with my parents, until I could afford to move out on my own. This took a number of years. At age 27 I went away to Europe which turned out to be one of the most influential periods in my life. At this time, I had the opportunity to view first-hand the artwork that I had always admired in books. The Flemish artists spoke to me, especially Vermeer – his Woman Pouring Milk was breath-taking. Seeing this work altered my path as a realist painter, and was a catalyst for me changing from the figure and landscape to still life. Van Eycks alter piece in Ghent, made a lasting impression, and I was greatly inspired by a small work by Gerard ter Borch titled Gallant Conversation. I was also able to see a Francis Bacon show at the Tate Gallery, and Las Meninas at the Prado, both of which I will never forget. It was during this time that I developed a more personal narrative style which found a voice in Still Life painting. I am still growing and developing this voice, and am never at a loss for what to paint next since the possibilities within the genre are endless. There are many artists and genres that interest me and have influenced my progression as an artist, and I appreciate both historical and contemporary works. Van Eyke, Vermeer and Vander Wyden share the list with Lucien Freud, Joseph Cornell, Paul Klee and Frank Auerbach. I am particularly attached to the London school along with a group of contemporary Spanish realists. Of these, Lopez Garcia and Isabella Quintanilla impress me the most. The contemporary art world is not a place where a person can sit back and get too comfortable and I try not to confuse myself with all the “isms” that pop up in art. I am constantly looking to expand my knowledge, vision and expertise, and I feel most comfortable when I can experiment with imagery that is outside the box. I find I learn more with my larger work, so I try to take on one or two large projects a year that I can really sink my teeth into. I certainly have been influenced by teachers, friends and art history. It’s easy to get too heavy and serious about art, so I haven’t followed any one school of thought. My paintings are very personal, with one work often evolving from another in a series of cycles. Much of my imagery is inspired by my surroundings, my background and family. My kids have been a huge and ongoing inspiration for me, not just by way of the objects that have been incorporated into my paintings, but in the mind set they have shared with me. It is their honest interpretation and unaffected exploration of the natural world that has really opened my eyes and that I have tried to apply in my own work.
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Artwork

Fifteen Chocolates, 2018
Scott Fraser

Fifteen Chocolates, 2018

oil on panel

6.75 x 13.50 in

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Vanitas in White
Scott Fraser

Vanitas in White

Oil

33 x 55 in

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Baby Eggplant
Scott Fraser

Baby Eggplant

Oil on Copper

2.50 x 6 in

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Cogitation
Scott Fraser

Cogitation

Oil on Copper

8.50 x 4 in

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Flower Bottle Wasp
Scott Fraser

Flower Bottle Wasp

Oil on Copper

5.50 x 4.25 in

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Light Peanuts
Scott Fraser

Light Peanuts

Oil

5 x 6 in

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Purple Kisses
Scott Fraser

Purple Kisses

Oil

3.75 x 6.50 in

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Six Pears
Scott Fraser

Six Pears

Oil

15 x 4.25 in

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Therapy Session
Scott Fraser

Therapy Session

Oil

7.50 x 10 in

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Two Storks
Scott Fraser

Two Storks

Oil

9.50 x 15.75 in

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Ring of Fire
Scott Fraser

Ring of Fire

Oil

22 x 16 in

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Cow and the Narwhal
Scott Fraser

Cow and the Narwhal

Oil on Copper

6 x 6 in

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Heavy Metal
Scott Fraser

Heavy Metal

Oil

9 x 17 in

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Red Brick Heart, 2012
Scott Fraser

Red Brick Heart, 2012

Oil on Copper

6 x 6 in

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Big Red
Scott Fraser

Big Red

Oil on Copper

4.50 x 5.50 in

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Dart with Push Pins
Scott Fraser

Dart with Push Pins

Oil

7.75 x 5.50 in

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Hot Bunny
Scott Fraser

Hot Bunny

Oil

13.75 x 8.25 in

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Lit
Scott Fraser

Lit

Oil

5.50 x 4.50 in

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Razor Dance
Scott Fraser

Razor Dance

Oil on Copper

4.25 x 5.50 in

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Stork Scissors
Scott Fraser

Stork Scissors

Oil

5 x 6 in

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Three Way Vanitas
Scott Fraser

Three Way Vanitas

Oil on Board

35 x 49 in

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Two Wasps
Scott Fraser

Two Wasps

Oil on Copper

2 x 3 in

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Mt. Desert Drawing
Scott Fraser

Mt. Desert Drawing

Graphite

31 x 48 in

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No Strings Attached
Scott Fraser

No Strings Attached

Oil

7.75 x 12.75 in

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Two Satsumas, 2012
Scott Fraser

Two Satsumas, 2012

Oil on Copper

4 x 4.50 in

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Bigger Red
Scott Fraser

Bigger Red

Oil

5 x 6 in

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Falling Kisses
Scott Fraser

Falling Kisses

Oil on Copper

7 x 3.75 in

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Hot Chocolate
Scott Fraser

Hot Chocolate

Oil

11.50 x 23.50 in

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Mt. Desert Drawing Pre-study
Scott Fraser

Mt. Desert Drawing Pre-study

Graphite

12.50 x 24 in

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Red Maple Leaf
Scott Fraser

Red Maple Leaf

Oil on Copper

4.50 x 3.50 in

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Surf and Turf
Scott Fraser

Surf and Turf

Oil

8 x 8.75 in

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Two Bing Cherries, 2012
Scott Fraser

Two Bing Cherries, 2012

Oil on Copper

2.75 x 6 in

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Unlit
Scott Fraser

Unlit

Oil

5.50 x 4.50 in

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A Tack Bee
Scott Fraser

A Tack Bee

Oil on Copper

6 x 2.50 in

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Three Chocolates
Scott Fraser

Three Chocolates

Oil

2.50 x 6.25 in

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Butterfly
Scott Fraser

Butterfly

Oil

6 x 6 in

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Clothespin Flame
Scott Fraser

Clothespin Flame

Oil on Copper

2.50 x 8 in

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Fish Wish
Scott Fraser

Fish Wish

Oil on Copper

5.50 x 4.25 in

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Jewel Boxes
Scott Fraser

Jewel Boxes

Oil on Copper

3.50 x 4.50 in

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Narwhal Love
Scott Fraser

Narwhal Love

Oil

7.75 x 6.25 in

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Seven Figs
Scott Fraser

Seven Figs

Oil

15.75 x 4.50 in

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Teapot Kiss
Scott Fraser

Teapot Kiss

Oil on Copper

6 x 6 in

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Two Ornaments
Scott Fraser

Two Ornaments

Oil on Copper

5.50 x 4.25 in

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White Cupcake
Scott Fraser

White Cupcake

Oil on Copper

3.50 x 4 in

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Egg Timer
Scott Fraser

Egg Timer

Oil

5.50 x 4 in

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