On May 25, 2008 the community of Petaluma got together at the Phoenix Theater to celebrate the life and art of Phoebe Washer. At just 20 years old Phoebe had a very promising art career ahead of her when she tragically died in a hiking accident. She left behind and amazing family and an impressive body of art work.
Last month I stopped by the studio of San Francisco painters Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock. They were working on a series of circus inspired pieces for a show at 111 Minna gallery, their second solo at Minna in the last few years. I was curious to find out how they worked together, how Ferris's creatures came to coexist in paintings with Kelly's elegant ladies.