West Fraser: Books

Painting the Southern Coast: The Art of West Fraser
Book Published by University of South Carolina Press (c) 2016

A true son of the Lowcountry, Fraser has dedicated much of his career to capturing the lush, primordial beauty of the Southeast’s coastal regions that have been altered by man and time. The 260 works in this book are representative of the sketches, studies, and finished paintings he has generated over his nearly forty-year career, works that depict coastal locales from Winyah Bay, South Carolina, to St. Augustine, Florida, and include Charleston, Hilton Head, Savannah, and the islands of the Lowcountry through the Golden Isles of Georgia. 

Charleston In My Time: The Paintings of West Fraser
Book Published by University of South Carolina Press (c) 2001
“Through the oils of [West Fraser’s] mature style…he has achieved a level of spontaneity in the plein air tradition that captures the essence of the Lowcountry.” So concludes the essay by Angela D. Mack (Executive Director, Gibbes Museum of Art) that leads everyone from connoisseurs to those who simply enjoy the artistic images of the South Carolina Lowcountry into a visual feast to stir the senses.