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About Tony Foster

Tony Foster at workTony Foster was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1946. His home is in Tywardreath in Cornwall, UK, though he travels extensively to make his work.

Since 1982 Tony has created a series of 'watercolour diaries' in the world's great wildernesses.

Travelling mostly on foot, by raft or canoe, his adventures have resulted in ten major exhibitions, and material from seven exhibition catalogues is featured on this website.

His exhibitions usually tour galleries in Great Britain before going to the USA where most of his work is sold.

Articles by or about Tony Foster have appeared in many publications. His work has also been the subject of a television documentary and a Radio broadcast.

For selected solo and group exhibitions and a full list of media appearances see the CV page


Tony Foster's work is represented in Stanford University, California; Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado; Falmouth Museum and Art Gallery ;Autry Center for Western Art, Los Angeles, California; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; Denver Art Museum; Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital; Yosemite National Park, California and Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut.

For a full list of Collections see the CV page


In 2001 the Council of the Royal Geographical Society conferred upon Tony Foster the Cherry Kearton Medal and Award for artistic portrayal of the world's wilderness areas.

In 1988 he was awarded the Yosemite Renaissance Prize. In 1994 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.