After purchasing West Fraser's book, Charleston in my Time, I fell in love with his honest depiction of Charleston and the lowcountry. I took a trip to Charleston to see Mr. Fraser's paintings at Fraser Fox Fine Art and realized that his work is even more breath taking in person. I even had the pleasure of meeting him and he was so kind and gentle. He will go down in history as one of the great 20th century impressionist painters. I highly recommend taking a trip to Charleston and checking out his gallery, Fraser Fox Fine Art or see it online at [...]
The oil paintings of artist Fraser are unique: they focus on the landmarks, scenery, and life of Charleston and its area. Charleston In My Time blends full-page color reproductions of his paintings with his own reflections on Charleston life and views of his work. Art collections with either an interest in Charleston or regional painting will find this beautiful.
Charleston is the most beautiful city in America, and Fraser's paintings capture its unique charms better than any photo book or travel video. The text by Ted Phillips provides a witty and comprehensive overview to Fraser's work--don't miss it!
I think that this was one of the best books I've ever read. My favorite part is the biography of West Fraser. The author Phillips is truly a talented author. I recommend this book to anybody who loves art or landscape views
I was very happy with the book that I ordered "Charleston in My Time: The Paintings of West Fraser". But very unhappy about the delivery conditions. I am using this book for my Guests at my wedding to sign. It was not packed very well for shipping and was left on my porch on a rainy day - not in a protected area. The box was soggy when I got home from work. While the book was not wet, it has a few knicks in the bottom of the book. Very disappointing.
I gave this beautiful book to my future daughter-in-law to use as the "guest book" at their wedding. They got engaged in Charleston and this book will remind them of a very special day in their lives. The guests will write their notes to the bride and groom in the blank spaces surrounding the artwork. Not only is the book's artwork gorgeous, but now it will have a very personal touch!
This is a great picture book. The art photography is excellent. However, I really wish there had been more about each of the paintings, and more about the artist. Why he chooses particular subjects, etc. I think it would be wonderful to include additional information if he chooses to publish a second book.
Sometimes you'll be driving down the street and you'll see Mr. Fraser with an easel and paint, and he'll be painting another truly spectacular masterpiece of a painting. He always says "hello" and is a kind person who always likes to talk when you pass by him on the street. The author of the description of the landscapes of Charleston, Angela Mack is a very kind person, and really knows her stuff. She lives in downtown Charleston with her equally wonderful family. Ted Phillips is a truly marvelous person who loves to write. He's the kind of person who is so enjoyable, and almost everyone in town knows and loves him. He lives in Charleston with his wife and two children. I really recommend this book to anyone from my age, 12, and up.