Coping with COVID-19 Through Art and Nature: From Cornwall to California

John Muir Laws and British artist-explorer Tony Foster discuss Foster’s Lockdown Diary56 Days, an artwork Journey created during COVID-19 lockdowns this Spring. Confined to home except for one walk each day, Tony constructed this daily diary of painted and written observations using the notes and drawings made during his regular outings. The resulting artwork beautifully illustrates Tony Foster’s pandemic stay-at-home experience in his own backyard of Tywardreath, Cornwall, England. This session was moderated by The Foster’s Artistic Director, Kristin Poole.

This event was part of the 2020 Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, an annual event that gathers people who are passionate about nature, art, science, curiosity, and wonder to share ideas, learn from each other, support each other, inspire each other, and have fun together in nature’s beauty. For more information, visit

Lockdown Diary–56 Days Limited-edition Giclée Print

You can purchase a giclée print of Tony Foster’s Lockdown Diary–56 Days from the online store at The Foster. A limited edition of 500, each 54.5” x 29.5” archival color giclée print is signed and numbered by the artist. All proceeds (after printing and shipping expenses) from the sales of these prints will support conservation organizations, including the Natural Resources Defense Council and Peninsula Open Space Trust.