Babes Ride Out

Babes Ride Out Artist Series

Artist Series | Cait Sullivan

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

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 Cait Sillivan @kittykashx ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO6 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Cait!

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babes ride out

Name:

Cait Sullivan

Instagram Handle

 @Kittykashx

Where are you from originally?

New York City

Where do you live now?

Denver, Colorado.

What first got you into art?

My mom for sure. She is really artistic – she taught me how to draw and sew when I was younger.

How would you describe your style?

Bold NYC street style, with a natural soft side.

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?

My surroundings, my friends, flowers (ugh, love flowers), and local artists around Denver. The RiNo Art District of Denver has A M A Z I N G graffiti that I 10/10 recommend

everyone check out if they have a chance to come to Denver!

What is your favorite medium?

Markers + sharpies.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

A few years ago, when I was getting into riding dirt bikes, I was looking around on social media for bad ass babes who ride and stumbled across Babes Ride Out

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

My dad used to ride, and we have family friends who ride, so motorcycles have always been there.

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?

At the moment just on the back of my boyfriend’s bike, but I am saving up for my own

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

Probably a Dual Sport.

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?

Not yet! For sure on my list.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

Bitwell Inc. Gringo Helmet in Flat Black – size small.

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

I wanted to create a helmet based on my own style – a helmet I would totally rock.

Artist Series | Jen Mussari @jenmussari

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

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 Jen Mussari @jenmussari ! She has hand painted a Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Jen!

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Where are you from originally?

I’m from a town called Newtown Square in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia!

Where do you live now?

I currently live in Brooklyn, NYC and spend most of my time in a weird swampy neighborhood called Gowanus.

What first got you into art?

I always loved drawing and painting as a kid, but going to car shows with my dad opened me up to a whole genre of lettering arts and pinstriping that really influenced me! I also used to spend hours flipping through milk crates of vinyl records and just staring at the covers. It wasn’t until much later that I realized that there were actual artists behind those pieces and that I could do that for a job!

How would you describe your style?

I make lettering-focused artwork with a heavy hot rod influence. Bold and friendly!

What inspires you?

Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?I am so inspired by the people that I share studio space with in Brooklyn. Being around other creative people who do work that is different from my own is crucial to staying energized. My work has definitely also been influenced by great painters like Barbara Kruger and Ed Ruscha.

What is your favorite medium?

My absolute favorite medium is One Shot sign painter’s enamel! It allows for crisp and super opaque lines, which makes it perfect for lettering. The paint’s versatility allows me to explore so many surfaces; from motorcycles to shoes to punching bags and suitcases!

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

I first heard about Babes Ride Out years ago through the Women’s Moto Exhibit! I was so excited to see a photography show highlighting women riding and did some more research, leading me to Babes Ride Out.

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

I grew up around motorcycles and cars, with a few that my dad was working on in every open space in the garage. Here in NYC we have a great and diverse moto community that I’ll often do artwork to support, whether it’s a logo for the local women’s riding club or painting the doors of the local garages.

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?

Not currently riding but Italian bikes will always have my heart!

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

If I were a motorcycle...I would like to think that I would be a really cool 70s Ducati Super Sport or Moto Guzzi but realistically I would probably be more like a dinky little 60s Honda dream or something else with a tiny engine but a lot of chrome!

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?

I am lucky enough to spend a lot of time in Joshua Tree lately! I have friends that live in North Joshua Tree on a really beautiful plot of land. I get to go live with them for weeks at a time. While I’m there with them we collaborate on art pieces together and just generally enjoy the desert. It’s really a special place for those that pay attention to the details that make it so unique.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

I will be painting a totally rad silver flake Biltwell Gringo for this year’s raffle!

 

Artist Series | Laura Rogoski

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

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 Laura Rogoski @sk8tits ! She has hand painted an Atwyld Jacket for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Laura!

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babes ride out

Where are you from originally?

I was born right outside of Chicago. When I was 10 I moved to Ann Arbor Michigan for a few years. Then I spent 4 years living on Long Island. Finished High School in Traverse City, MI. I went to college and spent four years in Burlington, VT.

Where do you live now:

 I live in Salt Lake City, UT. I moved here for the mountains and the camping!

What first got you into art?

I have been creating art since as early as I can remember. I used to draw on EVERYTHING. The walls, stuffed animals, my clothes... I took a variety of art classes in High School. I was a Studio Art minor in college. There is something special about losing yourself in a project. Getting into the state where you have no idea what time it is. 

How would you describe your style?

Observational drawing with a twist of abstract. I love drawing creatures, skeletons, and tits.

What Inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?

I am constantly inspired by nature. Animals and anatomy are particular interesting to me. When I was younger I was really drawn to Salvador Dali - his classic skill mixed with creativity. I always wanted to have a technical talent for drawing while adding something unrealistic and unique.

What is your favorite medium?

Acrylic for larger paintings. I also like drawing with pencil then micro pens. 

When did you first hear about Babes ride out?

I heard about it a few years ago! I met a rad group of motorcycle chicks who went and told me about how amazing their experience was. I haven’t been yet but it’s on my list!

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

My mom was really into Harleys when I was a girl. As I grew older I became friends with people who rode. I loved going for rides on the back of other people’s bikes. I got tired of asking for rides and decided to get my own. My first bike was a 2003 Harley Sportster 1200. I loved riding up the canyons in Utah. Then, on October 25th, 2017 I was T-boned by a car turning left. I was rushed to the hospital for multiple surgeries to mend my broken femur and dislocated and broken hip. I was wearing a helmet and was so lucky not to suffer a head or spinal injury. So many people in the motorcycle and snowboard community helped me through my recovery. I am eternally grateful! 

While I was still on crutches I started looking for a new bike. A friend went with me to check out bikes and I bought a stock 2000 Harley Sportster 1200. I have spent the last 4 months tearing her apart and putting her back together. Learning everything I can about what makes her run. I am going to be able to ride again next month and I can’t wait!

Do you ride? I so what do you ride?

A 2000 Harley Davidson sportster. Started as an 883 bored out to a 1200. She has a black frame, Z bars, and a raw steel finish on the tank and fender. I painted a fox skull with a skeleton body, tits, and a double headed snake on the tank. Her name is Foxy - she’s a real beauty.

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

A badass little sportster named Foxy <3             

What will you be contributing to this year’s raffle?

An olive green Atwyld jacket with a skeleton babe riding a chopper. She has a cat skeleton head. The bike is throwing up a cloud of dust filled with flowers.

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

I am really drawn to American traditional tattoo style. I love drawing skeletons with tits. There are way too many amazing pieces with guys riding bikes or girls standing by bikes. Definitely a shortage of artwork featuring babes ripping on bikes.  I wanted to create something that was badass and feminine. 

Artist Series | Emma Kirk @lonewolfandco

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

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 Emma Kirk @lonewolfandco ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Emma!

Where are you from originally?

I grew up in a small town called Port Perry in Ontario, Canada.

Where do you live now?

I now live in the Beaches in Toronto, Ontario and have for 12 years or so.

What first got you into art?

I've always loved creating, drawing, painting, crafting, so I can't really say any one particular thing got me into art.

How would you describe your style?

I think I'd have to describe my "style" as a total clusterf*ck. I'm all over the place with everything, I paint on less traditional materials like old pieces of wood, rusty saws, windows, helmets..

What is your favourite medium?

Im not sure if I have a favourite medium to be honest. I tend to focus on something for a couple months and then switch it up. From painting to sewing and anything else I feel inspired in the moment to do.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

I've probably been following Babes Ride Out for a couple years at least on insta gram. I followed so many motorcycle themed accounts before I had my license. It was such a huge draw to me and a natural thing I needed to make part of my life. Watching the Babes Ride Out videos gave me goosebumps and so much desire and confidence to do it and I can't wait until I can one day attend a B.R.O event (hopefully this years east coast in June!)

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

In the past year my connection has slowly grown from knowing just a small handful of riders when I started, to meeting a couple of my neighbours who ride and meeting my boyfriend! 

My friend Kate and I have recently co-founded The Litas Toronto and are so excited to connect more with the moto community this summer, get as many kms on our bikes, learn more, meet more ladies and explore as much as possible in our far too short Canadian summers.

The community for me has been so welcoming, friendly and inspiring. One day after work I came back to my bike and someone had crushed a pop can and put it under my kickstand cause I had (embarrassingly) parked on some slightly fresh and still soft cement. That small act made me so happy that someone would stop and do that for a stranger! 

Best Moto trip you have ever been on? 

I have yet to be on a big moto trip. But I've had some pretty awesome day trips around Ontario and can't wait to explore more of it this summer. My boyfriend and I have some plans for the summer to tour around Ontario and we'd both love to someday take a trip down to America to see whats out there!

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?

I do! I got my license last year when I turned 30 and I am KICKING myself for not doing it sooner. I'd been wanting to for years and told myself I had to do it for my 30th. I bought a 2005 Honda Rebel (Dahlia) that had only 5300kms on it and told myself I was going to double the kms that summer and I put about 6000 km on! This year I bought a 1978 Yamaha xs650s chopper (named Poppy) built by Jake Elstone (stonesshopjake on IG) and I can not wait for summer on this one.

Dream bike?

Right now Poppy is my dream bike! I never actually dreamed I'd have a chopper, let alone my second year riding and almost still don't believe it (as I don't have it in my possession yet) but soon. Going out to any bike show or meet up; most bikes didn't really hold any appeal or draw to me, it was always customs and choppers and rat style ones that got my full attention and made me want to look at all the awesome details. My dad builds rat rods so thats definitely been a major influence on my good taste in bikes :)

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

I will be painting a sierra green biltwell gringo helmet, which are my favourite helmets! I was playing around with lots of ideas but I kept coming back to just wanting to do some flames and script! so stay tuned :)

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ig: lonewolfandco

 

Artist Series | Amanda Olsen @moto_mandy

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

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 Amanda Olsen @moto_mandy ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Amanda!

Where are you from originally?

I grew up in the small-ish town of Durango, Colorado. I moved around a bunch when I was young but I’ve always called Colorado my home base. Love them mountains!

Where do you live now?

Currently I’m soaking up the desert sun in the fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. I’ve started to accumulate a pretty killer cactus collection.

What first got you into art?

Hmm it’s hard to pin-point one particular thing got me into art. I’ve always loved art, always been a creator of sorts, ever since I was a little tyke mashing glue and glitter together on construction paper. I won a coloring contest when I was in 1st grade (one of my proudest moments) that was one of my earliest memories of realizing, ‘Art is pretty rad.’

How would you describe your style?

I guess I sort of toggle between a couple different art styles, depending on my mood. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of stoner rock so you can imagine what kind of work has come out of that influence. I’m a graphic designer by profession and I tend to have more of a simple/minimalist/modern style. Neat and sharp.

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?

It sounds silly but a lot of my inspiration comes from Instagram. There are so many amazing artists and it’s fun to see all the rad things people are making. But the people who influence me the most would have to be my friends. Many of them are artists themselves - painters, tattoo artists, graphic designers - they’re all making cool shit and it’s inspiring to surround yourself with creative folks. Oh, and pizza.

What is your favorite medium?

Does a computer count as a medium? I prefer to create designs on-screen because I feel like I have much more control. Plus you can always Control Z. But acrylic painting is a close second. I’m always painting my bulldog haha.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

Oh man, it must have been the 1st or 2nd year of Babes Ride Out and I was visiting my home-town of Durango when a friend told me about this magical gathering where chicks ride their motorcycles into the desert, and she was going. It sounded so cool! I didn’t get to go with her that year but we’ll go together someday, Monica!

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

Since I first got a bike I’ve been more of a lone rider. Being new to Las Vegas I’ve been trying to get more involved in the Moto community here. I’ve gone to a couple moto meet-ups and swaps to make friends haha.

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?

I ride a 1969 Yamaha AT1. An oldie but a goodie! I have my dad’s Honda Magna that I’m fixing up, she needs some TLC but I hope to have her ready to ride for Babes Ride Out this year!

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

I would have to say a BMW R51/3. So sexy. I have a deep love for vintage bikes. I consider myself an old soul so I think it’s fitting.

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?

I have never been! This year will be the first time for me and I am super pumped.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle? 

I have the opportunity to paint a badass Biltwell helmet. I’m super excited to be a part of this project with Babes Ride Out and contribute to the fun stuff that is being raffled!

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

I love traditional tattoo art so I wanted to create something in that style, but with a darker twist. Imagine if a metal album cover had a baby with an old sailor’s chest tattoos. That and my brother’s evil cat, Sergio, are my inspiration for this piece. Sergio is such a lover but such an asshole.

Artist Series | Ana Vivian of Chasing Wolves

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

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 Ana Vivian! She has hand painted an Atwyld Jacket for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Ana!

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My name is Ana Vivian and I run a brand called Chasing Wolves. 

I was born and raised in Albania where I went to school for music and art as a young kid. Art has always been a huge part of my life but I was never a disciplined artist. It wasn’t until I went to college for Psychology and Art that I really started focusing on specific mediums, taking classes from live drawing, to sculpture, photography and painting. I drew inspiration from Francesca Woodman’s self portraits on film, Wassily Kandinsky’s chaotic abstract paintings and Albretch Durer’s woodcuts. Today when I photograph I focus on portraits, my paintings are abstract but the geometry is structured and Chasing Wolves has a life of its own. 

When I started Chasing Wolves, I wanted it to have a specific aesthetic, a clean but goth feel to it. It’s a fun project where I am free to let my mind wonder and create content inspired by my favorite bands, films and sci if shows. For Chasing Wolves I screen print patches, make enamel pins, bolo ties, bandanas, paint on jackets and motorcycle helmets, but not limiting myself to just that. The imagery is dark and you’ll see lots of snakes, moths and daggers in my products. 

This is my second year creating for the Babes Ride Out, Moto Fam raffle prize. I found out about BRO through their instagram’s call for artists last year and immediately wanted to be part of it. I am beyond ecstatic to be creating a second piece which is inspired by Art Nouveau paintings and gothic architecture. In it there are elements of vulnerability and determination (the moths) and rebirth (the snake). 

While I do not ride yet, this summer I finally get to learn. My boyfriend got a project bike we are working on and I can’t wait to get it started. It’s a Suzuki Savage 650. 

I currently reside in NYC with my two cats, Bisou and Casanova, where I have a day job, run my brand, take Polaroids and make large abstract paintings. 

Personal IG: @darlingania

Brand IG: @chasing__wolves