Description Years ago a good friend gave me a black and white photo he had taken of these interesting rock formations in the alabama hills of southern California. The Sierra Nevada Range overlooks the area but wasn't visible in the photo but I couldn;t resist including it in the painting. My friend always thought that the central formation looks like a forlorn and rejected phophet trudging over the hill to his wilderness retreat.
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.