I was so inspired by Fraser's painting that I did what many artists do, I made my own version in order to experience his process through the flow of my own creativity. I was excited by his choice and use of colour in transporting his feeling of light and atmosphere onto the canvas and into the viewers' own spirit. Like him, it's my passion.
I usually keep these pieces in my own private collection but on this occasion, as Sevanti (the Founder of The Unity Centre) connected with it so instantly, I added it to the Unity Exhibition.
Donald Hamilton Fraser, who died on September 2nd, 2009 aged 80, was one of the most successful and well-regarded Modernist painter / printmakers of the immediate postwar generation. He studied at St Martin’s School of Art, London from 1949 to 1952, and gained a French Government Scholarship to Paris in 1953 where he lived and worked for two years from 1953 to 1954. In 1957 he became Visiting Tutor at the Royal College of Art, London, where he remained until 1983.
I hope you enjoy re-engaging with his work or discovering it for the first time through my painting.