Show Your Studio: 3 Fish Studios

11 February, 2011 0 comments Leave a comment

One sunny Sunday noon, my friend, Olivia, and I went to visit the wonder-couple, Eric Rewitzer and Annie Galvin, of 3 Fish Studios!

their creations…

Annie at work on some new 49 Mile Drive paintings

some of Eric's linocut blocks (spot the robots?)

Oh-so-many creative, collectable works spring from Eric and Annie’s talented fingertips! Eric creates instantly recognizable linocut prints of robots, controllers, mid-century chairs, and taco trucks, just to name a few. Annie makes iconic 49 mile drive paintings, bear collages, and other scenic pieces featuring girls and luchadors.

all about the hideout.

a wooden goose daydreams at the airy studio window

sweet set-up: press, drying racks, and tables for printmaking

Their printmaking/painting studio is situated in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, which boasts an eclectic mix of old waterfront industries, subtly artsy living spaces, and up-and-coming little businesses and restaurants. Good smells and sights assailed us from every which direction just down the street from 3 Fish: Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous Ice Cream on one corner, Serpentine on the other.

Annie and Eric sit at the printmaking table

Annie and Eric have an open-studio policy in their beautifully airy space, which gets plenty of natural sunlight from wall-to-wall windows that look out over the bay. The artists’ friendly, inviting personalities are front and center in their hospitable studio environment. You’ll want to take your time to browse their amazing artwork – finished as well as in-progress – on display throughout the space, while grooving to excellent music (“Santigold” Pandora station was on during our visit). On weekends, Eric makes printmaking accessible to the public with linocut printmaking classes!

inspired by…

"Luchadors at Lunch" by 3 Fish Studios; top: Annie's bear collages and Eric's mid-century chair print

During our visit, we sat down on some comfy couches with coffee and biscuits (courtesy of Annie’s Irish heritage…thanks!), and chatted about their artistic inspirations. Annie enjoys incorporating words and a sense of dialogue into her pieces so that they tell a story. Eric, meanwhile, finds inspiration from urban and natural surroundings and visuals. They don’t always directly collaborate, but occasionally their works intersect, as evidenced by their “Luchador at Lunch” series, which has taco trucks (printed by Eric) visited by mysterious masked luchadors (drawn by Annie).

in the works!

in-progress paintings for Eric's upcoming show!

Be sure to check out Eric’s upcoming show in March which will feature Eric’s paintings of everyone’s favorite cranes and containers! You can also find Annie creating art at Sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna.

(Special thanks to Olivia for snapping pictures! :))

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