Santa Fe, NM
Heather Foster’s work is a glimpse into the quirky and thoughtful faces of characters that gaze back at the viewer. She often utilizes a unique perspective to reinforce a whimsical or imposing insight.
“My paintings communicate the spirit of those around us, sometimes people on a crowded train, sometimes a beautiful, unique animal. I have visited ranches and farms where I thoroughly enjoy meeting the animals. I hope that each painting conveys this affection and tells a different story, making the viewer wonder exactly what may be going on in each animal’s head and inspiring a direct connection between the viewer and the subject. I am very grateful to the caretakers who have shared their time, their knowledge, and their animals with me.”
Heather took classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Philadelphia College of Art, then received a BFA in General Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. After spending her youth on the East Coast, she ventured west and now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.