See other work at: www.WesCarolynArts.com and www.MoonalicePosters.com
Long time Fairfax, California resident Carolyn Ferris creates art for homes and offices, logos, cd covers, tour posters, tees, package design projects. She has created well over a hundred rock posters, and provides offset or silkscreen poster designs.
Ferris worked with Timothy Leary for over six years, creating paintings and illustrations for his books and articles. She began her poster art with a poster for Prodigy at The Warfield in 1997. More posters for The Fillmore and Maritime Hall soon followed. She began making posters for Moonalice (https://moonaliceposters.com/artists/ferris-carolyn) and Roger McNamee in 2009, and continues working with them.
Several years ago Wes Wilson, the father of rock concert posters, taught Ferris to ink and hand letter posters. She temporarily relocated to southwest Missouri to partner with Wilson, creating over 30 pieces together. In September, 2018, Carolyn returned to Fairfax and opened Carolyn Ferris Art Studio in downtown Fairfax. By day the space functions as her design studio and gallery, while at night she has art courses taught by some of the best artists in the bay area.
Psychedelic poster artist, Wes Wilson. See Some Recent work at: www.WesCarolynArts.com
Wes Wilson, the father of the 1960s rock concert poster, came into the world via Sacramento, California on July 15, 1937. As a child his interests meandered among artistic pursuits and an intense love for the natural world. His post-secondary studies reflected these interests; he focused for a time on forestry and horticulture before eventually coming to philosophy. By the latter half of the 1960s Wes found much inspiration in the avant-garde neighborhoods of San Francisco. Serendipity interrupted all of his plans, as is typical, and Wes Wilson soon found himself creating fine art for the masses. His style, inspired by the Art Nouveau masters, took what was understood about promotional art and turned it inside-out. Nearly cryptic letters filled every available space, lines melted into lines, colors clashed... and the psychedelic poster was born. The love of art and nature eventually carried Wes away to the beautiful Ozarks foothills, where he still enjoys creating and discussing art and ideas and became art partners with Carolyn Ferris.
- Current Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY 2014-2015 Exhibition. http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2014/12/18/rock-concert-posters-at-moma/
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