by Phil Monahan
Walter Foster has been painting and drawing since he was a young kid growing up in a small town in Vermont, where he explored the small streams around his home, catching wild trout.
Foster started his fly fishing career with Orvis in 1996. Starting during his senior year and high school and throughout college, he was a fly fishing instructor in the Orvis Fly Fishing Schools and worked in the fishing department of the flagship store in Manchester, Vermont. Foster now lives in Park City Utah, where with his wife Andrea, he owns and operates Trout Tales Fly Fishing Excursions.
Each of Foster’s paintings takes between 125 and 200 hours to complete. Here’s how he describes his work:
“I like to recreate what I see when I’m fishing rivers and streams in my journeys around the country. My BS degree in environmental Science and Aquatic Biology influences my attention to details in the fish and aquatic environments I paint. Capturing a moment of time on the river that will last forever in my art will always inspire and challenge me in the studio.”
You can see more of Foster’s work at his Fin Art Etsy page and on Instagram.