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Jack Frame – Artist Profile

Jack Frame, a distinguished graduate of the Glasgow School of Art in 2007, quickly made his mark in the art world with a sell-out degree show. His unique approach to landscape painting has earned him widespread acclaim and a position as one of the most collectable young artists in the UK.

Early Career and Achievements

Shortly after graduating, Jack received the GSA Painting Award and the Prize for Landscape Drawing. His talent was further recognized in 2009 when he won the prestigious Jolomo Landscape Art Prize. From 2007 to 2009, he served as an artist in residence at The Lomond School, during which time his work was featured in the BBC Documentary ‘Glasgow Boys’, significantly broadening his exposure.

Artistic Style and Influence

Jack Frame’s work is firmly rooted in the landscape tradition, utilizing a combination of painting and mixed media to create vivid, intense depictions of the natural world. His most notable works include haunting depictions of trees and skies that not only embody grace and solemnity but also pose profound questions about the human condition.

His innovative use of colour and form has made his artwork a must-have in both public and private collections, including the prestigious Standard Life Building and the Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art. Notable patrons of his work include Muriel Gray, Mathew Bellany of the band Muse, and actress Kate Hudson.


For more information or inquiries about Jack Frame’s work, please contact Fairfax Gallery.


Jack Frame ‘Eternal Gardener’ Exhibition 2021

‘I have always strongly associated working in the garden and in the studio. In fact, many of my subjects lived in the garden, they are portraits of friends that I would help out occasionally and in the summer the garden would become the studio, inextricably linked. I can’t help but feel a palpable sense of abandonment, now it has gone the paintings too leave to be displayed.

On meeting the paintings again, I can’t help thinking they have reincarnation as a sort of plutonic greenhouse, the pruning of composition and the refining of line and proportion as they jostle for attention. They become a kind of surrogate for the act of gardening itself, a kind of visual horticulture. The tending of each form as it grows over elemental surfaces of gold and silver leaf. Embellishment with tonal rendering, juxtaposing compliments, replacing dissidents. Being attentive to the subtle play of texture and how it will react in a racking light. Applying colour variations and glazes to subdue stark and overpowering features. Marvelling as new Darwinian forms emerge, trying to capitalise on a happy accident here and a careful negotiation there.

Painting in this context like gardening revolves around the essential promethean theme. The growing cycle of nature and nurture, and the understanding of your place as custodian. The inevitability of decay and rebirth. It explicitly invites the contemplation of one’s own nature, a reminder that the simplest activities, those things we often take for granted can bring real meaning are their own reward and do offer consolation eternal delight.’ Jack Frame 2021

Jack Frame New Paintings for the Shrine Exhibition at the Fairfax Gallery.

These paintings were made to stand in the world and were made with the intention to be lived with. They have to compete with the noise and intensity of the everyday surrounding us. The desire is to make something that, however humble or simplistic in origin, can offer another person consolation’.

The artist Jack Frame is synonymous and best known for his paintings of trees. In their intricacy and depth, they go far beyond the facade, but have the solemnity and resonance of real portraiture. The Works assembled in the exhibition Shrine, during the covid spring and summer of 2020, are an invitation for contemplation, reflection, and harmony at a time when these articles are sorely needed.

An abiding sense of energy and life abounds from the bringing together of imagery and materials, the way they play against one another, has a subtle and mesmerizing effect. Coupled with strong craft elements and a striking use of gold leaf, the paintings echo an almost spiritual intensity. A palpable desire to heal and grow both literally and metaphorical lies at their heart.

jack frame at studio


Fairfax Gallery 23 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells.  Tel 01892 525 525  fairfaxgallery.com  Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5pm   Sunday 11- 3pm

The Fairfax Gallery has been representing Jack Frame since 2013 with both solo exhibitions and work in thematic shows as well as our 25th Anniversary Exhibition in 2020 at our Gallery on The Pantiles.

Paintings exhibited range from the instantly recognisable iconic blossoms on gold panel, through to ever-changing experiments in other media. Works have included works on silk, works on canvas and linen as well as perspex and glass. Whether the composition is a single tree or a haunting landscape, the one theme that runs through the paintings is ‘Trees’.

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Jack Frame at Studio 2020

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