Tony Foster (b. 1946)

Slate Canyon to Boucher Creek
Watercolor and assemblage on paper
26.125 in x 31.25 in
Tony Foster works in wilderness areas throughout the world, seeking out some of the most spectacular landscapes on our planet. Working on site, he paints with watercolors on handmade paper, creating works that are diaries of his experiences. Many of his paintings incorporate vignettes of plants and animals native to the area, notes of the days events, and even small natural objects. At Grand Canyon in 1988-1989 he covered over 400 miles of the inner canyon on foot and created Exploring the Grand Canyon, a series of watercolor diaries. Fosters work was the subject of a BBC documentary in 1999. He has exhibited at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., the Royal Albert Museum in Exeter, England, the Royal Geographical Society in London, and the Frye Museum in Seattle. In 1994 Foster was elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He recently completed a river trip in Grand Canyon in preparation for his series, "River Journeys." The artist lives in Cornwall, England.

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