Birdsong began in Spring 2014 with a Goldcrest sitting in the trees outside my kitchen - luckily on the second floor. I had never seen this tiny bird so close up before. I was inspired to paint it, capturing the fleeting gestures with the minimal amount of brush strokes possible. Birds opened me up to the possibilities that watercolour can present. As I moved countries, birds became a symbol of internal freedom, transition and new life.
Nina Fraser (born St.Albans, UK, 1984) is a multidisciplinary artist, graduating with BA hons in Textile Art at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton (UK) in 2006. She creates collage, paintings and sculpture inspired by human interaction and relationship with the environment. She has exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions in UK, Portugal, Italy, Germany and USA, including Taxis Derma at the Museum of Natural Science and History in Lisbon, and BIRDSONG at Hatch Gallery in Dorset, UK. Her collage work has been selected for publication in USA, ltaly, UK, Spain and Portugal. She lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. www.ninafraser.co.uk