By: Andrea Simons
Thumbing through a stash of old photographs, Phoebe Seligman finds inspiration to her mystery faces series.
Like strangers at a dinner party each face has a story and Phoebe tells it by articulating grace and form in graphite pencil and oil paint.
From Gilda to Grace, John Condy to Dolly, Seligman recently painted celebrities that have meaning to her in hopes that buyers will connect with them too.
She believes, like many San Franciscans moonlighting as artists that having original art is a very special thing and owning a piece that speaks to you is not
always out of reach despite high prices in galleries and Etsy sites. Her art is her meditation
and with each series and commissioned project she sees the growth in her talent and finds inspiration. That’s the special thing for her and she wants to share it, affordably
with prices ranging from $100- $700.
Growing up as an artist, Seligman studied at The Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington, then brought her passion for art to San Francisco in 2002.
Working as a hair stylist, she’s connected with art lovers in the community and has built a following. Her celebrity inspired work has landed on super soft T-shirts in the
Mission area store, Noowork. www.noowork.com and is currently in collaboration with Eden & Eden in North Beach www.edenandeden.com
Check out some of Phoebe’s amazing work below!