CAROLE FOSTER Impressionistic style landscape acrylic painting of King Valley

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This exquisite and beautiful painting landscape in acrylic on stretched canvas is beautifully painted showing you rich colourful thick slather of brush strokes, to make up this beautiful landscape of the King Valley in Victoria Australia.  This painting has been painted in an Impessionistic style with a slight abstract feel to it and painted well in this slather of coloured paint and scraping with the end of the paint brush, along with rich earthy colours as she is well known for and the Australian landscape lends itself to. I love this style and expression in the painting, Impessionism enthused with abstract. You can feel the romance between the artist and the landscape and the passion she puts into her works, you can feel it radiating off of her paintings. The way the paint/colour, directional brush strokes and the fusion of styes makes this painting a great work of art and that’s a sign of such an exceptional and great artist, no wonder she is a successful, well known and highly sought after artist.
The painting is signed on the bottom right corner of the painting as well on the back with title “King Valley 1” and the original price.
The painting is in excellent condition with some minor cracks in the paint but this is not unusual and normal for the such thick application of paint on the canvas and have added photos of the cracks (please refer to photos).
 
The painting is approximately 65 x 150cm so quite a large piece.

 
BIOGRAPHY
 

Carole Foster was born in 1952 and raised in Wangaratta, Victoria. From an early age she showed a flair for drawing and painting and now has 30 years experience as an artist and travelled extensively, living in New Zealand, Norfolk Island, England, Finland, Holland and Germany, using these and other countries as a base to travel and to collect information for paintings. In recent times Carole has travelled extensively in the United States and in South America creating a new look for her works. In 2003 she returned to New York to participate in the Art Expo with Oz Arts.

A solid grounding in realist art has permitted Carole to explore and teach a more contemporary approach to her subject while still being able to experiment. Subsequently, she has developed a modern abstract impressionist style. Her “modern abstract approach” guarantees her the liberty to grapple with the heavy demands of creating “high energy vibrant pieces” and equally capturing the visually silent atmospheres in “works of a quiet nature”.

Many of the colour gradations Carole achieves are for maximum emotional and optical impact and it is the fact that they approach unusual colour application that adds a unique quality to the work.

Sometimes Carole’s work is gestural and impressionistic and often romantic in quality. She does not restrict herself to landscapes, but for the most she draws inspiration from the Australian outback. The arid zones, which Carole has experienced first hand during many 4-wheel drive excursions and through hiring small planes for fly-overs, evoke the most emotion in her work.

Carole now lives in Dromana, Victoria where her studio is. She currently teaches artists to their final goal and is a part-time curator/artistic director with a large gallery.

Over the last 32 years Carole has had over 29 Solo Exhibitions. She has worked with Qantas Exhibitions that were throughout the Qantas Club lounges around Australia and has featured in many galleries across Australia and in New York, Hong Kong, San Francisco and London.

In December 2006 she was commissioned to do five 2 metre tall paintings for a restaurant in San Francisco.

 

Résumé:

 

Solo Exhibitions

1996 - Oceanside Gallery Mornington

1997 - Brighton Horizon Gallery Brighton

1998 -Brighton Horizon Gallery Brighton

1999 - Brighton Horizon Gallery Brighton

1999 - William Noall Ltd. Melbourne

2000 - Brighton Horizon Gallery Brighton

2001 - Brighton Horizon Gallery Brighton

2001 - Made From Australia Gallery Canberra

2001 - Morningstar Estate Winery Mornington

2002 - Newcastle Gallery Perth

2002 - Brighton Horizon Gallery Brighton

2002 - Gullotti Galleries Perth

2002 - Morningstar Estate Winery Mornington>BR>2003 - Coolart Mansion show Victoria

2003 - Made From Australia Canberra

2003 - Gullotti Galleries Perth

2004 - Chroma Design San Francisco

2004 - Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza

2004 - Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza

2005 - Olive Art n Wine. San Francisco

2005 - Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza

2005 - Gullotti Gallery Perth

2006 - Paintbox Fine art. Canberra

2006 - Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza

2006 - Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza

2006 - Post Office gallery Seymour

2006 - The Smoke House Gallery Ballarat

2006 - Paintbox Fine Art Canberra

2006 - Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza

 

Group Exhibitions

1976-96 - Various Rotary and school shows

1997-2006 - First Settlement Gallery Sorrento

1997,98,99 - Wall street Exchange/Qantas Exhibitions

2000 - Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza

2000 - Wall Street Exchange/Qantas Exhibitions

2001 - Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza

2002 - Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza

2002 - Book Launch Manyung gallery Mt. Eliza

2002 - Wall Street Exchange/Qantas Exhibitions

2003 - New York Art Expo New York

2003 - Palms Springs Expo California

2003 - Bark Modern Gallery Hong Kong

2003 - Brushmen of the Bay Mt Eliza

2003 - Chroma Design San Francisco

2005 - Melbourne affordable Art show

2005 - Brisbane Art Show

2005 - Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza

2005 - Sydney Affordable Art Show

2006 - Manyung Gallery Mt. Eliza

2006 - Post Office gallery Seymour

2006 - London Affordable Fair

2006 - Melbourne Affordable Art Show

2006 - Paintbox Fine Art Gallery Canberra
 
 
Commissions

2000 - Commissions Para Olympics

2002 - Commission for Speech Hearing Centre Perth

2003 - The Smith Family, Canberra

2005 - St Francis Xavier Frankston

2005 - Tsunami
 
Please refer to our photos as they form part of the description.