The work of my favorite local artist will now be on the backs of adventure-seekers around the globe thanks to Patagonia’s latest t-shirt release. I was introduced to Phyllis Shafer four years ago while working at Tahoe Quarterly magazine. I’ve since followed her career and am continually amazed. Her recent Stremmel Gallery exhibition brought out some stunning new paintings like Tallac Rex and Late Autumn Along the Carson. The “living moment” that she always strives to capture certainly falls in line with Patagonia’s ideals.