Gavin Foster

Gavin Foster

Gavin Foster

Live in Knysna, out of town near Simola.

Went to my very first art lessons ever in January 2016, with Sheila Cooper Collins in Sedgefield. A wonderful art teacher, who taught me from scratch. At first I practiced drawing and really enjoyed pencil, then some colored pencils and then some pastels. Another person from the art group kindly donated some acrylic paints and said “try these”.

Well, I couldn’t imagine ‘drawing’ with a paint brush! Anyway, a bit of perseverance worked and I started doing portraits, which I really enjoyed, and then dabbled with watercolours a bit. In Jan 2019 I bought my 1st oils … which is what I now use nearly exclusively.