John’s landmark art

Pictured Above: Artist John Fraser

Pictured Above: Artist John Fraser

There is a new artist in Dublin 4 and his name is John Frazer. John, right, originally from Northern Ireland but who has been a Sandymount resident for the last four years, has recently catered to his creative streak and has immortalised the area he now calls home in some new drawings.

John has drawn several of Dublin 4’s most notable landmarks, including the Poolbeg Towers and the Aviva Stadium and is currently working on his own rendition of Strand Road’s Martello Tower.

“I guess you’d call it graphic art,” John told NewsFour. “The pictures are all line drawn and hand drawn. Then I scan them through the computer in black and white and drop colours into them.”

John is currently a house husband but is no novice in the arena of artistic expression. In his native Northern Ireland he submitted several children’s books, The French Cat among them, and plays for publication.

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John excelled at art in school and has never let the old ghost rest. Towards the end of April, John met with Brian, manager of Sandymount’s Books on the Green, who agreed to place John’s work in the window for any person interested in purchasing his art, with A4 prints going for €20 and 5 by 7 inch prints at €15.

“I just called in and Brian said that he would put a few of them in the window and see if they sell,” John said. “We’ve sold a few and a lot of people have had a look at them, but generally people seem to like them.”

John’s quest for artistic supremacy is not limited to Dublin 4, however, and he has also drawn his own versions of the Ha’penny and Samuel Beckett Bridges.

He also hopes that his recent public excursions into the frame will set him up for future triumphs, and he is also making plans to place his work up for sale in more far-flung places such as Marlay Park and Blackrock Market.

john frazer aviva

By Craig Kinsella

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