The Babes Ride Out Artist series showcases the art of talented people in our community. Each piece is donated to the Moto F.A.M. X Babes Ride Out raffle. Moto F.A.M. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping riders facing life changing injuries after a serious motorcycle accident. Meet Jeana Jane-Pickup @jeanajanetattoos ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO6 Raffle. Read on to get to know more about Jeana Jane-Pickup
Name: Jeana Jane-Pickup @jeanajanetattoos
Where are you from? Colville, Washington
Where you live now? San Luis Obispo, California
How you first got into art? I’d have to credit my mother, Edena for that. She is an amazing artist that taught me to try new things and take risks. I took art classes thru school and then found tattooing in my early 20’s. Since then I’ve never looked back.
How would you describe your style? Constant change. Trying new things is why I became a career artist. I enjoy trying to push the boundaries of detail and complexity.
What inspires you? Have any artist inspired you? I am constantly in awe of natural geometry. It’s everywhere! When I moved to California I began collecting succulents because of their beautiful geometry, there are well over 100 in my backyard now. As far as artists the list is too long. Instagram is a great platform to admire art from. My number one inspiration is my husband, @cityslickerpinstriping. Dave is an art heavyweight champion. His work flow is a consistent push and I couldn’t be more thankful for our life together.
What’s your favorite medium? Tattooing is definitely where I feel I do my best work. I’ve also been enjoying wood burning and painting with 1shot enamels for the past few years.
How did you hear about BRO? I first heard about Babes at BornFree a few years ago. I had talked to a few chicks there that were planning the trip. I looked it up and it sure seems like a pretty cool get down.
What is your connection to the motorcycle industry? My husband has been the biggest connection. He is constantly painting parts in our studio and introducing me to new people in the industry. We’ve had a booth at BornFree and Chopperfest for the past few years and will continue to do so as long as they have us.
Do you ride? What? I do not currently. I’ve been riding on other people’s bikes for years lol, but haven’t been able to swing it for myself thus far. However Dave and I have a good friend, @junkboxchoppers currently working on a build for us.
If you were a motorcycle what would you be? I’d be an old Ironhead cause I’m a solid pain in the ass.
Have you been to JT? I have not but it has been on my list of California sights for a long time now. Hopefully next year!
What will you be contributing to the raffle? I will be painting a Bitwell Gringo S helmet. I chose the Agave color because I thought it would play nicely with the design I had in mind.
What inspired it? A few years ago we took a road trip around the country and I fell in love with the stark landscapes in the southwest. New Mexico and Arizona felt wild and free, deathly beautiful, I wanted to paint something that felt the same.