Date: July 21, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Where: The Foster, 940 Commercial Street, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94303
Event Type: Arts & Theater
Ticket Price: N/A
Forty Years in the Wilderness, a Conversation with Artist-Explorer Tony Foster Gallery opens at 6:00 pm, Talk begins at 6:30 pm, with Q & A following until 8 pm. Galleries close at 8:30 pm. Artist-Explorer Tony Foster will focus on the watercolor artworks in his Exploring Beauty journey as he reflects back on multiple expeditions to draw and paint in wilderness - from the depths of underwater coral reefs to miles above in the Himalayas. Foster will address both artistic and environmental observations revealed in these journeys. Born in Lincolnshire, England, Foster finds inspiration in the wild places of the world, which he paints en plein air. Since before 1982, he has undertaken a variety of watercolor "journeys"-painting projects based on a philosophical or environmental theme-that often involve multiple expeditions over many years. His subjects range from mountains, rivers, rainforests, deserts, coral reefs and Arctic icebergs to such iconic natural areas as the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest. Hiking, rafting, kayaking or canoeing to find the perfect painting site, then camping outdoors for weeks at a time to make his paintings, Foster frequently faces challenging weather and difficult conditions. His paintings, complete with diary excerpts and "souvenirs," document his experiences in wilderness and his commitment to its preservation. This free event at The Foster will include light refreshments.