Blog

Enjoy a collection of musings, deep thoughts and good times from our crew here at Foerstel.

perfectly plump shapes

Seoul-based illustrator Daye Kim’s main motivation for being an illustrator is the fact it allows her to do “cool things for a living”. Her work

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faded gold

Born in 1965, artist Ikenaga Yasunari’s serene and soothing portraits of modern women evoke a dreamy nostalgia through their faded golden hues and elegant floating

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living art

As part of the National Gallery’s celebration of Dutch flower paintings from the early 17th century to the late 18th century, The Flower Council of

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action art

Chen Yingjie aka Hua Tunan is an incredible artist from Foshan, Guangdong, China. Born in 1991, Tunan blends traditional Chinese art and Western graffiti into his

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drywall relief

Bernie Mitchell is a drywall contractor that puts his creativity to work designing, constructing, sculpting and finishing specialty features in shoreline homes and cottages. Bernie

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rainscapes

If you love the rain, then you’ll really appreciate these beautiful paintings on canvas of rainy car windshields by artist Francis McCrory…

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book paintings

Russian artist Ekaterina Panikanova paints across deliberately arranged spreads of old books and documents.

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trashy art

A combination science and art project, Gyre involved a journey to Alaska’s beaches to examine and collect washed-up garbage, and then making beautiful art out of it.

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landscape as medium

For her Earth Paintings series, German artist Ulrike Arnold travels the world to create abstract site-specific works on canvas using pigments taken directly from the

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Tom Foerstel : Founder & President

Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.

 

He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.

 

An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.

 

One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.