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West Fraser was born in Savannah, Ga. in 1955. He is a true “Son of The Lowcountry”, with deep roots dating back to 1695 in Dorchester S.C., to coastal Georgia’s colonial plantation history. He came of age on Hilton Head Island, S.C. where he developed his love of the coastal environs that today still provide him with inspiration. One of the leading American artists in the representational and plein air tradition, he has built his career on richly painted, atmospheric vistas of cities, coasts, and the landscape throughout the United States and internationally—from the pristine Sea Islands of South Carolina and Georgia, to the hill towns of Tuscany. An avid traveler, he has painted throughout the Caribbean, Central America, Europe and Scandinavia. Yet his passion always draws him back to the marshes and landscape of his beloved Georgia and South Carolina Coast.