Journey with artist Tony Foster through The Foster galleries in Palo Alto, CA—designed by Wonderfull Design.
All are invited to this FREE event at The Foster. Hear directly from the artist about what it was like creating his en plein air artwork and learn the stories that accompany each of these paintings.
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ABOUT TONY FOSTER
Tony Foster’s paintings on wilderness themes, and their accompanying souvenirs and journals, document one man’s deeply felt experience and resonate with a fundamental human need to connect with the earth.
Foster devotes considerable time to selecting his subjects, traveling to them, and painting en plein air from a tiny paint box. Sometimes, he must hike or raft for days or weeks to get to the perfect site, and he lives there for months at a time. Geographic and weather conditions are often challenging. Engaging with his wilderness subjects on their terms, Foster becomes deeply embedded in the environment in which his paintings are created. He captures all aspects of the beauty and grandeur of the natural world in paintings that range from small studies to some of the largest works that anyone has ever achieved on site—the largest up to 4 x 7 ft.
Foster conveys the full experience of living and working on site and draws the viewer into his paintings by including “souvenirs”, usually mounted within the frame. These can take many forms, including natural and found objects, cultural artifacts, maps, and studies, written notes and diary extracts. They reflect his close observation of a particular natural area over a period of time and often carry profound symbolic meaning.