Art Up PhinneyWood January 2017

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Featured Artist Julie Gautier-Downes

In any given landscape there are moments, which tell a story about a place and the people that dwell there. In a metropolis or a ghost town these moments of loneliness and abandonment that can be looked over or forgotten. It is in these spaces that there is an opportunity to see and understand the world in a different way. By exploring, collecting and photographing the world as an archaeologist or detective gives intensity to the seemingly banal and ordinary.

Robyn Emlen

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Robyn Emlen has been tattooing since 2006, and loves what she does!  She specializes in bold, colorful designs with a new school and illustrative twist. Snuggling cats and wrangling squirrels are a favorite pastime, so it only makes sense that the majority of her subject matter is critters and animals. If you're not in the mood for a stupid cute critter tattoo, she also specializes in large scale Asian work. She concentrates on how to make the whole design flow and fit on the body to accentuate the curves and muscle structure of the client. When Robyn is not tattooing or painting, she saves the world one kitten at a time with the power of awesome. Find her most recent work on Instagram. 

Laura Davie

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Tattooing for 5+ years, I love doing floral work along with intricate linework, geometric variations, and any type of skull. I will never have enough mandalas. I enjoy working with negative line value and dotwork/stipple style shading. I also do a lot of watercolor style tattoos with an appropriate amount of black ink to keep them balanced. 

Alexis Witt

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Lines, Lines, Dots and more Lines! The clean crisp line has become an obsession for me. Twenty two years of " striving for the better"  has turned me into a craftsman of design. During this time I have come to truly enjoy geometric form and layering of patterns. Working gradients of black into Botanical and Scientific illustration highlights my love of nature. If you have an idea that fits the described above I would love to work with you.

Tarah Pennington

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Tattooing for 8+ years, I am so grateful to call Two Birds Tattoo my home. While I will always have love for watercolor and watercolor tattoos, I am ready for change. My schedule is opening again for consults and new tattoo projects. I would love to work on more graphic and line-heavy tattoo projects. I love abstract, organic, textural, illustrative, and conceptual arts.

While I will still take on some watercolor tattoo work, I would like to incorporate it into more black line-heavy pieces. My love for color still abounds! I would love to do more saturated color work with either stand alone boldness or beautiful color blends. Bring me your pen-and-ink inspired ideas! Bring me some funky psychedelic imagery! I’ve included some images on the website of drawings, art, completed tattoos, and in-progress tattoos that are up my alley.

Thanks for looking!

Ruby Santiago

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Ruby Santiago is inspired by botanical, fantasy, witchy or dreamlike imagery; pin ups and portraits also intrigue her. Pet portraits are a love of hers because immortalizing your fur babies - your family- is fun and fulfilling, and always donates 20% of the proceeds from pet portraits to a local animal charity. She has a deep respect for tattoos with structure and contrast and prefers to never do a tattoo without an outline. In fact, dynamic line weight is something she absolutely wants to incorporate into your body art. She began her career in a fast paced street shop in 2002 apprenticing under Tattoo Dan and has sought out various mentors along the way to advance her technique and style. In 2010 she opened Two Birds Tattoo -a friendly neighborhood boutique style tattoo studio- with business partner Suzy Todd, and they have been growing ever since! She loves her crew, loves her hood, and is ready to make artwork for your body that will be striking and beautiful.