Pony Reinhardt is a tattoo artist (and owner) of Portland’s Tenderfoot Studios, where she crafts natural and celestial meditations on the bodies of customers. The artist’s work often concerns flora and fauna with surreal flourishes. And each rendered in just black offer stunning clarity on each wearer’s skin.
When we last caught up with artist Caia Koopman, she was preparing for her 2012 exhibition “Behind Wind and Water” featuring her colorful, tattooed characters. Almost a year in the making, her new series of paintings, “Figments”, opens October 7th at Distinction Gallery. She will display a mixture of her usual motifs and themes, inspired by love, loss and connections. Animal rights and environmentalism are political topics of importance for Koopman which she lightens up with splashes of color. See more after the jump!