Tony Foster Watercolor Diaries: Great Basin & Copper Basin
Opening Reception June 14 • 5:30-6:30 pm
“Forty Years in the Wilderness” Thursday, June 20th • 6:00 - 7:30 PM
The Community Library • Ketchum, ID
Gallery Walk Friday, July 5th • 5-8 pm
Artist Chat Saturday, July 6th • 10 am
For nearly 35 years English artist Tony Foster has worked in the World’s wildernesses - mountains and canyons, rainforests and deserts, the Arctic and the Tropics.
Travelling slowly - on foot or by canoe or raft, and carrying his painting and camping equipment he makes his paintings in response to what he finds on his journeys.
He does not use photography or sketches but makes his paintings on site, often in the most difficult and uncomfortable circumstances. Sometimes a large-scale work (up to 7 feet by 4 feet!) will take more than two weeks on site before it is sufficiently resolved to roll into its aluminium tube to be completed in his studio in Cornwall.