Babes Ride Out

BRO5 Artist Series | Jenn Hallett

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

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 Biltwell for contributing the helmets for the Artist Series this year!

Meet Jenn Hallett!

FullSizeRender (1).jpg

I am currently based out of Orange, CA. 

I grew up here in California.  I’ve lived from San Diego to San Francisco with the majority of my time spent in the Bellflower/Lakewood area. 

I’ve been painting professionally since I was about 20 years old, so a little over 13 years, though I’ve been painting and drawing for as far back as I can remember. 

While I’ll paint pretty much anything, most of my paint work is on motorcycles and helmets.  My specialty would definitely be lettering and pinstriping, though I have been asked to do a lot of different styles over the years.  One of the things I truly love about my job is that every paint job I’m commissioned for is always different and it allows me to push myself artistically. 

My inspiration comes from a lot of different places, but I’m especially inspired by multimedia pop art.  It’s something that has inspired a lot of my original art pieces, but with a lowbrow twist since that’s a style I’ve enjoyed painted for many years.  I call it moto-art because it often features people and vehicles in the motorcycle and/or car cultures.

I’m also extremely inspired by all the traditional sign painters out there and the infinite amount of typography styles that exist.  I love lettering and the more of it I do and the more I study, the more I’m fascinated by it.  It’s something that I know I’ll still be learning 10 years from now. 

I remember hearing about Babes after the first Babes in Borrego and I was hooked after I got to attend my first Babes Ride Out in Joshua Tree a few years ago.  It’s been a great honor for me to get to know the ladies that put this all together and have the opportunity to work with them – first doing raffle pieces, then designing some lettering for apparel, and ultimately even painting their bikes and helmets! 

This year I’m stoked to be able to paint a helmet for the Moto F.A.M. Raffle.  I’ll be leaking pictures of it on my Instagram @jen_hallett_art if you want to keep an eye on progress!  It’s always fun to be involved with these events and I look forward to meeting a lot of you ladies out there!!