Lucia Fraser is a multidisciplinary artist specialising in painting and ceramics. Finding inspiration from the natural world she creates work that is gestural and expressive with a distinct colour palette. Her paintings are not meant as direct representations of place, they are painted and titled from memory allowing a freedom of form that often journeys into abstraction. Layers of ink and acrylic are built up and then later removed giving her paintings an ethereal, dreamlike quality.
Lucia’s approach to ceramics is heavily influenced by her painting practice and has evolved from a desire to create usable works of art. She creates functional pieces in stoneware, her glazing technique mirroring the way she applies paint to canvas. Her recognisable mark making transfers from canvas to ceramic in a fluid painterly style.
Lucia has recently produced an exclusive collection of ceramics and fine art prints for Heal’s.
“Although each piece has a starting point, inspired by a distant memory or a place in time, anything is possible within the composition during the process of painting. The works can therefore evolve to become entirely abstract through a deliberate release of conscious control.”
Lucia studied BA (Hons) Fine Art at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Graduating in 2005, she has since exhibited her paintings in galleries across the UK with solo shows across the UK.
E X H I B I T I O N S
2019 Jagged Art Gallery | Shades of Summer
2019 Peckham Festival - Open Studios
2019 Jagged Art Gallery | London Craft Week
2018 Ceramics Fair at Barbican Openfest
2018 Solo show at Chalice Gallery, London
2018 Ceramic Showcase at Host of Leyton
2017 Beside the Wave London Summer Open
2015 Land & Sea at Horsebridge Arts Centre
2015 British Art Portfolio group show
2013 Solo show at the Tabernacle, London
2011 Group show at RED gallery, London
2010 Solo show at Staacks gallery, West Kirby
2010 Affordable Art Fair London, Battersea