Fraser switches on to exciting new TV show

On canvas: Former Horncastle artist Fraser Scarf at work  on a new landscape
On canvas: Former Horncastle artist Fraser Scarf at work on a new landscape

Fraser Scarfe, a local artist, originally from Horncastle and now living in Lincoln, is the host of an exciting new TV series.

The eight part series is called ‘Fraser And Friends’ and started on Monday October 6.

On camera - Fraser and members of the TV crew  record a segment for his new series

On camera - Fraser and members of the TV crew record a segment for his new series

It sees Fraser meet up with a variety of gifted professional artists from across the country.

Visiting their particular local area, Fraser explores the landmarks that inspire them.

He also gets “up close and personal” - learning about how other artists work and play.

Together with his guests, there is more than enough time for painting.

Over the course of the series Fraser will accompany eight different artists.

They include Vic Bearcoft, from Newark, and the pair visit a local wildlife park where Fraser is challenged to sketch the King of the jungle - a proud male lion.

In a later instalment, the guest is Geoff Kersey from Matlock, who takes Fraser on a trip into the beautiful Peak District.

Together, they explore various scenes available to artists.

Fraser is particularly well known in Horncastle and was a recent guest at the town’s popular art group.

He grew up in Lincolnshire and after completing a foundation course in Art and Design, he launched his career as a landscape painter.

In 2003, he was named as the Society for All Artists (SAA) Young Artist of the Year and in 2008 and 2009 was the resident artist at Lincoln Cathedral.

In 2012-13, he spent time at the Princes Drawing Room in London.

This year, he is the artist in residence at Dumfries House in Scotland.

He says he draws much of his inspiration from the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside.

While living in Lincoln, he was drawn to the culture and history of the city.

He explored new areas of interest and viewpoint which led to his appointment at the Cathedral.

He is widely recognised as one of the country’s most exciting young talents.

His solo exhibitions include:

2007: ‘Lincolnshire’ - Gallery 618, Woodhall Spa;

2009: Cathedral - Lincoln Cathedral;

2012: Recent Paintings and Drawings - Lincoln Artworks.

The TV series is available to watch online at www.the paintinganddrawingchannel.co.uk/ or on Sky Channel 192 and Freesat Channel 402. The programme is broadcast on Mondays at 5pm and repeated on Sundays at 3pm.