Searching for a Bigger Subject


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British artist Tony Foster makes epic paintings from epic landscapes. The world's mountains, canyons, volcanoes, icebergs, swamps, rainforests, rivers and deserts are his medium. He has travelled from the Grand Canyon to Everest, Greenland to Honduras, the Maldives to Bolivia and Costa Rica to Hawaii in search of the Sublime.

He is both artist and explorer, spending many months at a time in the field, a modern pioneer-painter with an ambitious, exacting quest to find the perfect viewpoint from which to recreate on paper the impossibly huge landscapes before him. In contrast to the early painters of the West and elsewhere, Foster makes his paintings - through hours of labour - in the environments that inspire him, enduring the extremes of high, remote and dangerous, inaccessible places. The events and finds of the search are as important as the painting itself.

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