Motorcycles have been an interest of artist illustrator Doug Fraser for many years. “I got on my first motorcycle at thirteen. It was a Honda CB100. So when I get a chance to do some artwork with a motorcycle it’s a pretty good deal.” Fraser elaborates, “I’ve done work for motorcycle magazines over the years, but the advertising work now is usually photo based. Recently I did an assignment for Honda.” The Suzuki series above are fifteen years old now.
Douglas Fraser attended the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary where he studied graphic design and illustration. After four years at ACAD he moved to New York for graduate school, attaining a masters degree, MFA, from the School of Visual Arts. Without missing a beat, Doug became an award-winning illustrator, working for an array of international clients including the New York Times, the Washington Post, TIME, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Wirtschafts Woche (Germany), Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Boston Globe, Esquire, Penthouse, Forbes, Globe & Mail, GQ, LA Times, CNN, IBM, Levis, Sony, Coca-Cola, Lowenbrau Beer, Honda, Motor Trend, Suzuki Motorcycles, Oakland A’s, US Open Tennis, NHL, NFL and Sports Illustrated.
After moving back to Calgary in the early 90’s, he was approached by the ACAD to teach and accepted a part-time position. Doug has sat on several juries and spoken in numerous cities including New York and Los Angeles. His work has been exhibited in the United States, England, Japan, and Canada. Memberships include the prestigious Society of Illustrators (NY), the advisory panel of ICON5, the American Illustrator Partnership (founding member status), CAPIC and the Graphic Artists Guild of New York. Douglas has lived in New York, Toronto, Calgary, and now Victoria.
After a long successful career as an illustrator, the desire to create works of a different nature began to surface. Building on the technical knowledge developed professionally as a visual communicator in the graphics world for 30 years, he began to experiment once again, without the burden of client constraints. This new body of personal paintings strongly links Fraser’s everyday observations with his artistic influences, pop, abstract and figurative art. A two-dimensional quality is embraced and the composition construction becomes as important as the subject. Douglas Fraser’s fine art is now showing at the Winchester Gallery in Victoria, BC.
In our SportsArt.ca gallery we are excited to offer the sports artwork of an illustrator with such a rich creative history.
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