"I work pretty fast. At my best I'm pretty spastic," Foster says, delivering a steady soliloquy about his process.
In some circles, Foster is a well-respected artist with a unique style and an international following. To others, he is known as the guy living in alleys who has been hawking his work on city's streets for more than 20 years.
"If I spend too much time on things and start to think about it, I tend to ruin them."
It’s Downtown Eastside alleys that became Foster’s trademark, although he's perhaps now equally well-known for his larger paintings of Vancouver skylines.
His work is also recognizable by the materials on which Foster creates it. He sometimes uses traditional canvas but prefers recycled surfaces as varied as pizza boxes and street signs.