Babes Ride Out Artist Series highlights the talented people in our community. Every artist donates their time and creativity to create a custom piece for the BRO5 Raffle. We are so happy to be able to support Moto F.A.M. through the proceeds of the raffle each year. Moto FAM raises funds for riders that have been hurt in a motorcycle related accident, or the family of a fallen rider. Thank you so much to Lowbrow Customs for contributing the Gas Tanks for the Artist Series this year!
Meet Josh Trevino! Josh has been kind enough to donate beautiful works of art to the Babes Ride Out raffle for the past 3 years! We fee so fortunate to be able to work with such a talented guy! Read on to learn more about Josh and see his work. Cannot wait to see his creation this year!!!
Josh Treviño / Treviño Customs
Where are you from originally? Chicago, Illinois
Where do you live now? Austin, Texas
What first got you into art?
Music. Early in life I started playing in bands, and that connected me to the art community initially. A lot of my friends were painters, tattooers, musicians and photographers.
How would you describe your style?
Diverse. I get asked to do so many different styles that I can’t pin down one. Early on, I was really into the metalflaked lowrider styles, but lately I’m trying to encourage clients towards solid colors and monochromatic designs.
What inspires you?
Nature is usually the most inspiring creator of art to me. It’s always my guide for choosing colors.
Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?
I love classic art deco and art nouveau artist, Mucha and Erte, but there is also so much killer art currently being produced by artist like: Stevie Floyd and Jeff Whitehead, Vance Kelly, Dennis McNett (Wolfbat),and Aaron Nagel.
What is your favorite medium?
Motorcycles. I love motorcycles and I get to paint them!
When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?
The first year of BRO, Jenny Czinder asked me to paint a helmet for her trip to the event.
What is your connection to the motorcycle community?
My Friends. Working in the industry surrounded me with not only some of the best builders and mechanics in the country, but also sparked many friendships with them. I’d like to think my connection is the art, and the bikes I’ve painted all over the country, but so many of the people I painted stuff for, have become good friends too.
Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?
I do. I have a Harley Sportster for cruising, Vintage Honda CB for kick start duh, and a Buell M2 Cyclone for beating up on Triumphs.
If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?
Vincent Black Shadow
Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?
I once spent the night in Joshua Tree in a 78 Toyota Corolla Wagon. The only other person I saw was a guy carrying an axe, walking down the road in the middle of the night. It was creepy. I’d like to go back though. Only this time I’ll bring an axe too.
What will you be contributing to this years raffle?
A very tiny motorcycle tank from LowBrow Customs.
Tell us about what inspired you to create it?
Since I cannot attend BRO, I painted a babe to go in my place. I hope you’ll like her.