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 Danielle Mulcahy @daniellemulcahyart ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 4 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Danielle!
Where are you from originally?
Im from central Massachusetts, the Wachusett Mountain area.
Where do you live now?
I currently reside on the beautiful island of Marthas Vineyard
What first got you into art?
Its all Ive ever known. No joke. You know when you’re a kid in preschool and most of your activities are drawing and finger painting? I just never stopped.
How would you describe your style?
My style is going through a transition right now, but has always had an illustrative
whimsical narrative feel. I have stayed flexible as an illustrator, and when graduating
college with a double major in film video and illustration, I thought having the ability to morph to whatever my client needed would be my strength. Now that I am older I see how Important it is to have your own voice shine through.
What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?
Sounds cheesy, but nature inspire me. I love being outside. I need the outdoors to clear my head and allow creativity to flow in the first place. I have a long list of
influencing artists in many different mediums as I also work with many different art forms. My favorite painters are Gustav Klimt, N.C and Andrew Wyeth, T.C Cannon,
Frederic Remington and Donna Howell Sickles.
What is your favorite medium?
Hard one! As a filmmaker and photographer I love light. As a painter I’m working with acrylic.
When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?
I came across a picture of Betsy Huelskamp taken by Lindsay Lohden on instagram. I fell in love with her and creeped on all her pictures and came across babes ride out.
What is your connection to the motorcycle community?
Other than creeping on the community from my phone I have none! Babes Ride Out will be my first!
Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?
Yes! Still a noob. A Honda Rebel 250
If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?
An Indian Scout
What will you be contributing to this years raffle?
A beautiful helmet with some of my paintings on it! The painting is of some three eyed ravens interwoven with some poppy flowers.
Tell us about what inspired you to create it?
I have always loved painting birds. While I was living on the road I spent a lot of time in the desert of Utah, right outside Arches Nat Park. There were so many ravens and I really grew attached to them while living in the canyon volunteering for the state park. Ive been thinking about doing some cool three eyed raven paintings so some time. Of course, Game of Thrones has reawakened that inspiration too!