Tony Foster, Fall Colour in Great Meadow, Concord, 2012  |  Watercolor and graphite on paper, maple leaf, acrylic box, map  |  36 x 52 3/4 in. / 3 3/8 x 47 5/8 in. / 2 1/8 x 6 1/2 in.  

Tony Foster Journey 16 | 2007–16 | 52 artworks

Exploring Beauty: Watercolour Diaries from the Wild

Painting locations: Alaska, Arizona, Borneo, Cayman Islands, Chile, France, Greenland, Maldives, Massachusetts, Nepal, New Hampshire, Tibet, United Kingdom (Cornwall and Devon), Vermont


Tony Foster’s latest journey celebrates the wild beauty of nature. Over the course of nearly a decade, Foster invited leading scientist, explorers, writers, environmentalists, and mountaineers to nominate a beautiful wild places. These sites inspired the resulting paintings.

Currently On View

Gallery of Artworks

Painting locations

Tony travelled the world to capture the beautiful landscapes for Exploring Beauty.

  • Borneo
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • France
  • Greenland
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Tibet
  • United Kingdom
    • Cornwall
    • Devon
  • United States
    • Alaska
    • Arizona
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • Vermont

Exhibition Catalogue

This catalog contains detailed information about and reproductions of the 52 artworks included in the Exploring Beauty: Watercolour Diaries from the Wild exhibit, Tony Foster's 16th Journey currently on view at The Foster in Palo Alto, CA.

Download a PDF of the exhibition catalogue.

Exploring Beauty Catalogue
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Past Tour locations


  • Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London
  • Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, England
  • The Foster, Palo Alto, California (ongoing)

Audio Tour

Take an audio tour of the exhibition.


Excerpts from a film by Bruno Peyronnet

In 2012, Eliocom, a French film production company, invited Tony Foster and three other artists to paint in the Alps for a 60-minute documentary. Foster chose a location with a dramatic view of Mont Blanc and spent a week working on-site.

Other Past Journeys

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