Today we are featuring the work of tattoo artist Erin Burge. Looking through her online portfolio, I see many examples of an artist who enjoys both the sheer celebration of colour, and a practiced realistic drawer.
Erin’s paintings are often partly abstracted, and many use of splattered, paint and large, loose brushstrokes. These abstractions, overtop of graphite figure drawings or combined with landscapes painted with a refined hand, create an interesting sense of collage within a single work.
Bright colours and realistic portraiture come together in Erin’s inspiring tattoo art. Originally based out of Kelowna, BC, and now moving to Tofino on Vancouver Island in BC, Erin specializes in realistic and portrait-style tattoos. I find her colour tattoos particularly spectacular, with a great sense of movement and an awareness of the body as canvas.