Fraser Radford, Wrapping Around A Secret
- 18" by 13"
- Mixed Media on Canvas
- Made in 2023
About the Artist
I am a non-objective painter with colour and light being main subjects of the work. Through a process-based approach, I work to produce something that is thought provoking, imaginative, balanced, and ultimately, a work to be proud of. Whether working with raw, stained canvas, or a built up, thicker surface, the intention is always the same: to excite the viewer and evoke an emotional response. My primary influence is in the artists who are commonly associated with the Colour Field, Post-Painterly Abstraction and Washington Colour School movements of the 1960s. Their sense of colour, light and balance has always resonated with me and inspires me to paint.
Fraser Radford was born in 1987 in Brockville, Ontario. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Art History, with a minor in Religious Studies (graduated in 2009) from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, a Fine Arts diploma from St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario (2014), and a post-graduate certificate in Studio Process Advancement from the Haliburton School of the Arts (2014). He has apprenticed with Shayne Dark, one of Canada's prominent sculptors based out of Kingston, Ontario.
His work is represented by Rothwell Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario and Oeno Gallery in Bloomfield, Ontario. His work is held in numerous private collections in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Barbados, France, Australia, and New Zealand, and has been exhibited across North America. His work has also been published in several magazines in Canada, and the U.S, as well as The Peace Project, a catalogue produced by Gallery 9 in Culver City, California in 2010.