Have brush ... will travel

By Ryan Brennecke • The Bulletin

We watched traveling artist Sheri Foster paint a sign last week in Bend, working out of the back of her van. She started her career 35 years ago and has traveled around the country painting windows. She’s been working in Bend since 1996.

Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Artist Sheri Foster mixes a small batch of blue paint in a tray in the back of her van while working on a window at the Shell Stop and Go.
ORIG 01/14/2013 Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Sheri Foster works on preparing her brushes and paint from the back of her van before painting a window at the Shell Stop and Go on Tuesday. Foster started her window painting career 35 years ago with her sister in Los Angles and has traveled around the country including Hawaii and Alaska painting windows. She moved to Bend in 1996 and currently paints windows throughout Oregon for a variety of customers.
ORIG 01/14/2013 Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Foster carefully makes her measurements to make sure the text and logo all fit into the window prior to painting.
ORIG 01/14/2013 Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin The finished window for the Growler Guys at the Shell Stop and Go.
ORIG 01/14/2013 Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Foster uses a brush to paint the base layer of white for the lettering portion of the window.
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Foster uses a small brush to paint the logo portion of the design.