Edinburgh street art: 10 amazing pictures from a street artist who uses Edinburgh as his canvas

Victor Fraser is an international artist who has spent more than 10 years sharing his talent with the people across Scotland’s capital city.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 6:15 pm
Victor Fraser loves using Edinburgh as his canvas.

Mr Fraser, from Toronto, Canada, first began creating street art in Edinburgh in 2008, and has returned many times since to create his masterpieces.

He said he loves creating his art and knows how much it means to the communities around Edinburgh.

He starts each piece with chalk and then uses a water based paint, and they take him anything from a couple of days to a week to produce.

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George Bain inspired Celtic design, painted in 2021 on Balfour Street outside Leith Cycle Co.

Mr Fraser has done several more pieces of street art but these are a selection of his most recent, and his very first pieces.

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Mr Fraser decided to make the old roundabout at the top of Leith Walk his canvas in 2012 and spent a week creating this mural to mark his love of Edinburgh.
Coined 'Jewel of the Meadows', Mr Fraser spent a week creating this piece of artwork while he was living in Marchmont in 2010, he refreshed the piece the following year.
With a nod to Leith Port, Mr Fraser felt it was 'right' to create a compass at the foot of Leith Walk in 2010.
Mr Fraser updated the original compass at the foot of Leith Walk to feature this colourful mural in the centre.
Mr Fraser created this beautiful piece of artwork outside the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service station on McDonald Road in 2010 to show his thanks for the incredible work they do everyday.
A piece created by Mr Fraser in 2020 outside Leith Library, as part of a project named 'We Love Leith'.
Another piece created in 2008, Black Fish was inspired by the native styles of the west coast of Canada.
Painted on Albert Street, Leith, in 2019, this is another piece that was created as part of the project 'We Love Leith'.
This was pained during Mr Fraser's first visit to Edinburgh in 2008, in the final two weeks of the Fringe Festival that year.