Painter, Heather Foster, has captured specific moments in her various series including landscapes, cityscapes, chess players and now, cattle. This current series, which she has been working with for several years, Foster depicts the relationships of the animals to one another and their surroundings, as well as to the viewer, in an amusing and charming way. She lures the audience into her world initially with the clever composition and then shows the viewer the painting's multifaceted levels. She does this by enabling the viewer to see the process that has brought her art to what the eye presently sees. The layers, a visible adding and scraping away, allow the process to become the composition.
Heather Foster received her BFA in General Fine Arts in May of 1990, from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland. While there, she was the recipient of various merit scholarships. Her work has been exhibited in Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado, New York and is currently available in Basalt, Colorado; Brooklyn, New York; and the David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.