Tonya Engel Foster
For almost 20 years I’ve been developing a unique and refreshing style. I approach each piece intuitively. Like a dance, I engage the canvas with movement and strokes, scrumbles and washes. I step back from the easel and take in the random swoops, drips and subtle textures, sometimes turning the canvas in different directions. As suggestions of shapes or hints of forms reveal themselves, I bring images forward using oils, collage, printmaking, in an intensive layering technique and allow a story to take root.
My art has become a platform to visually share stories that touch me on a subconscious level. My art is a celebration of life, humor, and the human spirit and it is deeply gratifying for me to have the opportunity to create it.