Description In this painting a caribou wanders the tundra below the moonlit slopes of Denali also Known as Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park in Alaska. The ghostly spectacle of the aurora or northern lights shimmer in ever changing patterns overhead in the arctic night. I wanted to see how many Alaskan icons I could put in one painting without over doing it and this was the result.
John Foster, Portland OR Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement John Foster was born, raised, and currently lives in Portland OR. He started drawing at a young age and has always had an interest in both art and science. Thanks to the mentoring of an excellent high school art teacher, art school training, years of experience as a planetarium artist for a major museum and many travels through the western US and abroad, John's work reflects well-honed artistic skills and unuasual accuracy and realism. A vast range of interests contribute to the quality of his work including; photography, astronomy, various natural science and historic subjects, archeology, backpacking and other outdoor interests. He has won many honors and his work routinely appears in publictions worldwide. Working mainly in acrylics, John considers himself a painter of the lost worlds of the past and nature's spectacular places. WARNING: ALL IMAGES SHOWN HERE ARE REGISTERED WITH THE US COPYRIGHT OFFICE AND FULLY PROTECTED UNDER THE LAW. REPRODUCTION IN ANY FORM IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND WILL BE PROSECUTED. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.