Approaching sandstorm, Towers of Silence, Palmyra, Syria. 2007

Richard Foster is President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and former Vice President and Hon. Treasurer.  He is also a member of the Art Workers Guild.

He has had numerous exhibitions in London including five at Spink and Son, as well as Rafael Vals, Partridge Fine Arts and Indar Pasricha. Since then he has put on three exhibitions himself in Cork Street and Duke Street, St James's. He exhibits every year with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, and used to exhibit at the Royal Academy regularly until ten years ago.
In March 2009 he accompanied HRH The Prince of Wales on his Official Tour of South America as tour artist.
Richard Foster spends the majority of his time painting portraits, some in London, but many on location. He also likes to have exhibitions of his landscapes every so often.

His commissions have included:
HM The King of Norway  |  HRH The Duke of Edinburgh  |  HRH The Prince of Wales  |  HRH The Princess of Wales  |  HRH The Duke of Kent  |  
The Lord Home of the Hirsel  |  Sir Anthony Hopkins  |  Mrs Carter Brown  |  The Corsini Family  |  The Visconti Family  |  The Royal Collection
The National Portrait Gallery  |  The National Trust  |  Eton College and Harrow School  |  Oxford and Cambridge Colleges  |  and many others.