Tony Foster, From Le Pont-de-Montvert to Florac, 1982  |  Watercolor and graphite on paper, mixed media  |  22 1/4 x 31 1/4 in.

Tony Foster Journey 1 | 1982 | 21 artworks

Travels without a Donkey in the Cévennes

Painting locations: Cévennes region of France

In 1982, Tony Foster embarked on his first watercolor journey with his friend, photographer James Ravilious. The young artist hiked through the Cévennes region of France, painting the picturesque landscapes and villages. The journey was inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1879 book Travels With a Donkey in the Cévennes, in which the author recounts a twelve-day trek through the region accompanied solely by a stubborn donkey named Modestine.

Painting locations

  • France
    • Cévennes

Past Tour locations


  • Curwen Gallery London
  • MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling University
  • Glasgow Art Centre
  • French Cultural Institute, Edinburgh

Other Past Journeys

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