Sunday, August 22, 2010

artist feature: angelique houtkamp

i've always been a fan of old school tattoos.  so, it was so natural for me to be drawn to angelique houtkamp's art! angelique hails from netherlands and is a painter and a tattoo artist!  she currently works at admiraal tattoo in amsterdam.


i love that her paintings exude the beauty of the ladies in the 1920's and 1930's.  they are playful and funny too...  she currently has two books out:  tattoo darling (2007), and tattoo mystique (2009).

i'm eagerly waiting for her third book:   black and white linedrawings - perfect for tattoo artists (as flash, or templates) perhaps, or for a fan, like me!

here are some of angelique's work that i absolutely adore:






"love hate"





"pookie ann"

"sailor's sweetheart"


i hope you enjoyed her as much as i do...  if you would like to follow angelique's work, check out the following links:

all images in this post are courtesy and with the permission of angelique houtkamp.  if you wish to re-blog or publish this photo at any photo sharing websites, please contact her at angelique@salonserpent.comthank you!

before i go, i just wanted to add this to the post:  amazing make up artistry and a self-portrait by josephine love, using houtkamp's "augusta" as an inspiration...


happy monday!
xoxo, carla


Krista said...

SOOOO beautiful! Thanks for sharing these with us. What a talented artist! :o)

I hope you're having a great weekend!

The Words Crafter said...

These are so cool!

Betty the Bruiser said...

Hey Carla! Thank you for the comment on my blog. Yes, I definitely enjoy Angelique's work. Her style is so whimsical yet beautiful.

I hope you and your Bryan are in love and well. Thank you for your subscription!

Sandy a la Mode said...

thanks for sharing this unique and talented artist! love her work!

Sandra Valerie said...

love her work! i wish i could draw that clean!

Ladybastard said...

she's one of my favourite artist EVER!!!

ag. said...

wow, what interesting stuff! i've never heard of her before...always great to find a new artist!

Cynthia Llarena said...

you've got such a great eye for art carla.

"augusta" is my fave.

cb said...

those are awesome! i love old school tattoo's too and pin up girls! the hubby has an old school mermaid on his left arm and i love it!!! the "sailor's sweetheart" "marie" are my favorite! thanks for sharing!!