The Cape Breton University Art Gallery is displaying a collection of new works from Inverness artist Doug Fraser. Titled “The Colour of Light III”, it is his latest series of paintings on this theme. Fraser describes the oil paintings as his interpretation of how light “affects and discloses the stories of the landscapes and seascapes” around him. The scenery will be familiar to Cape Bretoners, but done with some whimsical touches of the surreal to give his works a contemporary appeal.
“Doug is a hard working artist who is passionate about his surroundings, and more broadly, about humanity’s relationship to the natural world,” says Laura Schneider, curator at the CBU Art Gallery. “I’m sure that audiences will respond strongly to his interpretation of the Cape Breton landscape.”
A public reception to open the display will be held at the CBU Art Gallery on Friday, December 3 from 5pm to 7pm, with an appearance from the artist. His art will be on display until January 28. The gallery’s hours are 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
Fraser is a self-taught artist who has been painting for over 30 years, and has maintained a professional practice for over 10 years. He has a studio in Inverness Country, not far from where he was born and raised. For more information on Fraser and his art, visit dougfraserart.com.