Fraser Scarfe grew up in Lincolnshire, where he has worked from a studio since 2007.
Scarfe is Head of the Drawing Year and part of the teaching faculty at The Royal Drawing School. He studied on the Drawing Year 2012-13 and joined the school's staff in 2016.
He was artist-in-residence at Lincoln Cathedral from 2008-09 and held his first solo exhibition there. Group exhibitions include Christie's London and New York, the Mall Galleries and Temple Church, London.
In 2018 he was a guest judge on The Big Painting Challenge (BBC). His first book, How to Paint Atmospheric Landscapes in Acrylics, was published in 2016. Scarfe teaches and demonstrates regularly across the UK.
He won the Drawing Bursary at the 2013 ING Discerning Eye exhibition. In 2008 he was named SAA artist of the year.
As a painter, drawing has always been firmly at the core of Scarfe’s practice. His work begins on location as a direct response to the landscapes (familiar or strange) he finds himself in.
2008 SAA ‘Artist of the Year’
2008 - 09 Artist in Residence - Lincoln Cathedral
2012 - 13 Royal Drawing School, London
2014 Artist Residency - Dumfries House, Scotland
2015 Artist Residency - Pignano, Italy
2012 Recent Paintings and Drawings - Lincoln Artworks, Lincoln
2009 ‘Cathedral’ - Lincoln Cathedral
2007 ‘Lincolnshire’ - Gallery 618, Woodhall Spa
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 'This is where we meet' , Carousel London
2017 Drawings at the Triforium, Temple Church, London
2016 Drawings from the Royal Drawing School, Christie's, New York
2015 'Drawn from', the Fleming Collection, London
2015 The Haworth Prize, Mall Galleries, London
2013 Princes Drawing School Final Show, Christie's, King St, London
2013 ING Discerning Eye - Drawing Bursary - Mall Galleries, London
2013 Patrons Dinner - Windsor Castle
2012 ‘The Shire Seen’ - Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln
2010 The Osbourne Studio Gallery - Knightsbridge, London
2008 SAA Artist of the Year - Waterperry House Oxfordshire
2008 Spring Exhibition - Spencer Coleman Fine Art, Lincoln
2008 102nd Exhibition - LAS, Usher Gallery Lincoln
2006 Recent Works - The Lincoln Cathedral Center, Lincoln
Prizes & Awards
2015 Haworth Prize, Shortlisted
2013 Winner ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary
2008 Winner SAA ‘Artist of the Year’
2005 Alex Woodcraft prize for Art & Design
2017 How to paint Atmospheric Landscapes in Acrylics - ISBN 1782212833
2016 Featured Artist, 'Pen & Ink' - James Hobbs - ISBN 0711238049
2014 Featured Artist, 'Sketch Your World' - James Hobbs - ISBN 1845435141
2013 'Easel Words', Jackdaw Magazine
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
The Royal Collection
Lord and Lady Cavendish
Sir Michael Moritz
Dumfries House Estate, Scotland
The English Golf Union
Longhurst Housing Group
Works in private collections in the U.K, Europe and USA