Over the last twenty years, Lenny Foster had the good fortune of owning and operating The Living Light Photography Gallery in Taos, New Mexico. His work is on view in prominent institutions in New Mexico such as: The Harwood Museum, the Albuquerque Museum and the Hubbard Museum of the American West. His work is also part of permanent collections in the Muhammed Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, The Ross Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University, Oklahoma University’s College of Allied health and The Snite Museum at The University of Nortre Dame. In addition, he is honored to have his work added to many private collections worldwide.
In 2013, Lenny published his first fine art book, “Healing Hands,” and in the summer of 2016, he published, “Enchanted Land: A Taos Twenty Year Retrospective.” Lenny began 2017 by publishing his first volume of haiku poetry and imagery inspired by his last month in Taos, while staying at the Historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House. He also began an intriguing series of New York City’s Harlem West 125th Street, which he plans to debut in February, 2018.
As a new resident of St. Augustine, Lenny is redefining his unique and spiritual vision. A community with such a rich, deep and diverse history and culture; coupled with its varied and fascinating architecture gives him a sense that he will be inspired and creating for quite some time. With the opening of Gallery One Forty Four, he plans to further explore and create imagery that inspires. His recent ethereal seascapes and botanical imagery certainly speak to that. Also presently, he is exploring his connection to the life of the Wyeths, the first family of American Art. Lenny continues to turn his inspired and unique eye on the history of the African American experience here/locally and document its people’s evolution, including places and landmarks of historical significance.