Staff Report

Solvang Antiques will host noted oil painter Dirk Foslien on July 17 as part of its summer art series.

During each Solvang 3rd Wednesday event throughout the summer, the antique store will feature a different artist with a champagne reception from 2-6 p.m., with the gallery open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Foslien’s work will remain on special display until Aug. 18.

His work is widely collected for his local landscapes, including fields of poppies and oak trees. He is trained in the techniques of the Old Masters, demonstrating his passion for figurative works and skills learned while studying at the Muse Academy in Baltimore.

After college, Foslien worked as a production artist and graphic illustrator in the aerospace industry at McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company. After six years in commercial graphics, he decided his calling was in the fine art field.

Both his still life and landscape renderings incorporate expressiveness that the artist feels is “spirit driven.” His creativity reflects his faith in Christ, evident in the respect for God’s beautiful creation and gifts.

Upcoming Solvang 3rd Wednesday openings include Angie Whitson on Aug. 21 and Keith Batcheller on Sept. 18. For more information, go to

Solvang Antiques is at 1693 Copenhagen Drive. For more information, visit