Today we're dropping in on the wonderfully Irish Wexford Girl herself, one of my favorite artists, Annie Galvin. Annie lives with her artist husband Eric Rewitzer beach side (as opposed to bay side) here in San Francisco, which means they live along the beautiful and sometimes really foggy, and then quite lush and green, Ocean Beach. It's a short trip to their art studio in Potrero Hill, Three Fish Studios, where they like to invite friends in for a drink and to hang out making art on the weekends. So civilized! Annie's got a sweet Irish accent, so while you read through her Q&A, try to listen with an Irish lilt in the back of your mind. C'mon, it'll be fun!
Describe a perfect day in San Francisco?
That would have to be a day off during the week from my day job in the financial industry (not as boring as it sounds; I work with a lot of cool creative people). I would start with coffee at Piccino near my art studio in the Dogpatch area of the city (best and prettiest lattes in the city). Then I'd paint for a few hours listening to This American Life. In the afternoon, I would hop over to the Mission, and browse The Candy Store, The Curiosity Shoppe, Beadissimo, Little Otsu, and other favorite spots, grabbing a burrito at Papalote along the way. Then, when I'm ready for a glass of wine, I go to meet my husband, Eric, at Ti Couz or Hotel Biron.
What's the best thing about your city?
San Francisco is a small, livable city, but it has world class restaurants and art scene, so it's just wonderful living here. I also love that it's so close to nature, whether that's the Marin Headlands, Muir Woods, Tilden Park, the Santa Cruz mountains, or any of the other amazing green places we have around us.
What is your most treasured belonging?
What is your greatest indulgence?
Thank so much for the lovely visit Annie! To read and see more of Annie, and her work check out her blog and her etsy shop where you can find her wonderful paintings.