Artist Spotlight: Dirk Foslien

Our Small Works show is going on now! In celebration, we’ll be presenting weekly profiles of artists from the Judith Hale Gallery. This week, our Artist Spotlight is Dirk Foslien.

Grass Mountain Poppies, oil on canvas

Dirk Foslien is a native Californian. He became interested in art early in his life through the influence of his artist father, and his teachers who encouraged him to pursue art.

Some Enchanted Ground, oil
Santa Barbara Coast, oil

Studying the graphic arts and three-dimensional design in college gave him the good foundation and technicalities necessary to create art from concept to finished works. After his college studies he worked as a production artist and graphic illustrator in the aerospace industry at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company.

Buttercups, oil on board after George Elgar Hicks
Simone In Blue and Gold, oil on canvas
The Shrine, oil on board after J.W. Waterhouse

After working six years in the commercial graphics field, he decided his calling was truly in the fine art field. Believing in a good fundamental training for the arts, he attended Muse Gallery and Studio in Baltimore, Maryland where he was taught the time-honored old world painting methods.

Big Sur Coast, oil on board
Santa Barbara Harbor, oil on board

Both still life and landscape renderings incorporate expressiveness that Dirk feels is Spirit driven. His creativity reflects his faith in Christ, evident in the respect for God’s beautiful creation and gifts.

Goleta Eucalyptus, oil on board

His work is collected privately on the East and West Coast. For more works by Dirk Foslien, click here. His work is also featured in Judith Hale Gallery’s Small Works Show, ending December 31, 2016.

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