Celebrating Feminine Beauty
Glamour and sophistication are ‘in’ when it comes to interior decor, and there are always those who appreciate some retro charm. These qualities define the work of Frederick Watson, who has enjoyed a career that has spanned close to five decades – first as a fashion illustrator, then a fine artist. "I’ve always loved the glamour of the Gatsby era, and of films from the 1930s and ’40s," says the artist from his Toronto home. "The furs, the hats, the veils, the mystique… I love it all." Frederick seemed to be nudged along the path to artistic greatness as if by the gentle nuzzle of his beloved childhood horses. Even as a young boy, he would take notice of his mother’s elegant turn-of-the-century attire and her flamboyant shock of red hair. His grandfather, a haberdasher by trade, would also leave an indelible mark on Frederick Watson’s grand imagination. These boyhood impressions were imprinted on his mind, and would later appear as the magic behind his
left, Honey Bee, oil on canvas, 28" x 50" above, Dreaming, oil on canvas, 30" x 36"