All of my work is a spiritual connection with my life, which has gone through many changes and looks like a patchwork.  It is always an attempt to combine imagery and abstraction, an ongoing striving to communicate while going deeper.  


Since June 1 am no longer in my studio at the ELWright Building, as they evicted everyone to make the studios into residential units.  I have downsized amd moved my studio into my house at 1100 Hill Street, Hancock, MI 49930.  


Last year I sent my remaining oil paintings to the Stoplight Gallery   They will  remain there, as I can no longer use oil paint due to allergies to the paint.  However, many are still for sale.  Contact the gallery. 



I also do a variety of other art forms, such as small sculptures and patched textiles. Currentlly I am experimenting with various forms of nontoxic media: acrylic, casein and egg tempera, as well as watercolor and color pencils.  Bird forms are emerging, as metaphors for peace.  I will put them online when they are ready.


I have decided that one way I can share my work is to have giclee prints made.  Many of the images that are of interest could possibly be made into an archival print, about 15x17", for $150.  Please email me if you are interested.




Resume : Bibliography




Helsinki, Finland, catalogue, 2017, pp 12-15.


GRADUAL CLEARING, by Karen Anderson, cover and 20 drawings, Arbutus Press, Traverse City, MI 2017


HIDDEN IN THE TREES, by Vic Foerster, cover and 12 drawings, Arbutus Press,  2017


NOAH'S BOAT. poetry by CB Follett, Many Voices Press, cover and illustrations 2016.


WINGS OF A RAGTAG QUEST, by nell Booker Sonnemann, edited by Patricia Malarcher:  Passages Extended: "Searching in Samiland", 16 pages with illustrations, 2016


"Artist is Honored," article in Daily Minihg Gazette, front page and page 2 of Happenings section, October 9, 2014.


"Spirited Work,"  Review in Madison Magazine, August 17, 2011, Madison, WI.


20 YEARS OF CONTEMPORARY FINNISH-AMERICAN ART,  catalogue for the exhibition, 2011, Finlandia University Gallery, Hancock, MI.


NAKED IN THE STREAM; THE ISLE ROYALE STORIES, by Vic Foerster, Cover and 20 Illustrations , 2010, Arbutus Press, Traverse City, MI.


STUDIO VISIT, Volume Five, page 96, the Open Studios Press, 2009


“PARADISE LOST? CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE NORTH WOODS,” catalogue for the exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2006, page 32.


"THE ISLAND WITHIN US", Isle Royale Natural History Association, Houghton, Michigan, 2000, featured artist, pages 126-129


WISCONSIN ACADEMY REVIEW, Madison, summer 1997, covers and pages 24-30


 MEMORIES AND MORE: An Informal History of Herman, Michigan. 1901-2001, Illustrations for the book, Herman Historical Society, HCR 02, Box 773, L'anse, MI 49946, 2001


THE SAUNA, Cover and Illustrations for the book,  Otsa Press, Minnetonka, Minnesota, 1995 




Solo Exhibitions
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