Welcome to 3 Fish Studios, where we’ve been making iconic California-inspired artwork since 2006. In a studio located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, and a gallery in Amador City, California, husband and wife artists Eric Rewitzer and Annie Galvin collaborate, share creative ideas and create art designed to make people happy. Featuring bold collections, the work of Annie (a painter) and Eric (a printmaker) is united by a love of the natural world and a unique sense of style.
Here at 3 Fish Studios, we pride ourselves in the art of creation and the love of the process. From the paintings to the limited edition prints to the digital reproductions, each piece of artwork is crafted by us, by hand. We’ve always focused on creating original, yet affordable art.
We know a piece is ready to offer to you when it’s one we want to keep for our own collection. We love being surrounded by art and we hope you’ll leave here with something beautiful that adds a ray of happiness to your home.
about annie galvin
Annie was born and raised in Ireland, where she went to art college and then worked as an illustrator in Dublin. She moved to San Francisco in 1989 (two weeks before the earthquake, oh, hello, California), and despite the rocky start, is endlessly inspired by the people and loveliness of the City by the Bay. Hailing from the Emerald Isle, California felt almost mythical, the exciting land of Charlie’s Angels and The Streets of San Francisco. Annie is continually inspired by the magical urban energy, the enormous diversity of people and ideas, as well as the natural beauty of the Golden State.
A natural daydreamer and doodler, Annie’s paintings and collages feature bold colors, Californian scenery and a big brushstroke of whimsy. No longer resisting her constant impulse to create, Annie spends her days spilling her creative juices onto paper, utilizing paint, collage and digital sketching as a medium. Girls, bears and quirky phrases often make appearances in Annie’s artwork.
about ERIC REWITZER
Eric was born and raised on the industrial shores of Lake Michigan. After studying at the Cleveland Institute of Art, he took the California Zephyr from Chicago to San Francisco in 1987. It was a one-way ticket. Eric finds constant inspiration in the natural variation of the California landscape and the diversity of Californian culture… it’s no wonder he and Annie make such a great pair! The natural world is a constant source of inspiration and sparked the couple’s move to the Sierra foothills. It’s in this idyllic location where their lives are constantly informed by the rhythms of nature.
As a printmaker, Eric creates his intricate depictions of both urban and natural environments in woodcut and linocut prints. Each original print begins with photographs (typically his own) that he hand-transfers onto a piece of linoleum (or wood). Using Japanese wood-carving tools, it takes Eric anywhere from 40-80 hours just to carve the plate. As each design must be carved in reverse, Eric revels in the technical challenges of bringing his art to life in this rewarding medium. Once he’s achieved his desired plate, he produces each print by hand – inking the plate, then printing on Rives BFK paper with a Conrad Machine Etching Press. The result is a stunning, bold print that has the mark of the artist's hand, with subtle differences in each impression from the plate.
so... where are the fish from?
Such a good question! The name for 3 Fish Studios derives from the Galvin coat-of-arms from Annie’s family in Ireland. The phrase “By Industry We Prosper” describes our work perfectly, as each piece is created by hand without shortcuts. We fully believe that it’s our love of the work and the effort we put into it that allows our business to prosper.