Babes Ride Out

artist series

Artist Series | Christopher Galley

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. The talented Christopher Galley of Devil Chicken Design painted this Lowbrow Customs Gas Tank for BRO East Coast 4 raffle. Thank you so much for contributing your talents!!!

Artist Series | Corinne Bardorf

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 Corinne Bardrof @anti_von_d ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 4 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Corinne!

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Corinne Bardrof @anti_von_d

Where are you from originally?  Syracuse, NY
 
Where do you live now?  Same place.  I’ve lived a few other places over the years, but Syracuse always calls me home.
 
What first got you into art?  Being born!  I’ve been drawing ever since I can remember.  It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do, and what makes me feel like I’m fulfilling my reason for being. 

 
How would you describe your style?  I’m an illustrator so I can do whatever I’m asked to do, with the exception of like dark, evil, masculine subject matter.  If you want a tough looking Poseidon he’s gonna look a little prettier than he maybe should and his eyelashes are going to be epic.
 
What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?  Since I’m a tattoo artist, that is most of the art exposure I get right now.  I do really love working from vintage botanical drawings and old black and white portrait photography. 

As far as artists go: Camilla D’Errico, Kelly Doty, J. Scott Campbell, Lynn Akura, Ly Aleister’s eyelashes are EVERYTHING...so many.  And, above all others, my high school art teacher, Mrs. Murphy, is the reason I am who I am as an artist.  She recognized and encouraged my little slacker artist soul.  Countless hours (when I was supposed to be in other classes) were spent at her desk just drawing and receiving advice from her. 

 
What is your favorite medium?  If I’m not tattooing, colored pencils are my medium of choice.  I also mess with watercolors a bit but I’m not as good with them...and therefore lose patience pretty fast...because artists are essentially children ;)

 
When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?  One of my clients from a few years ago wound up starting a Central New York branch of the Litas. She wound up going last year and I saw the pictures on Instagram.  It looked like an absolute blast and I’m so excited to be a part of it this year.
 
What is your connection to the motorcycle community?  I’ve always loooooved motorcycles.  No one in my family rode, but whenever I heard those Harley pipes brap down the road it left me feeling some kind of way.  After riding on the back of a bike to Sturgis a few times and seeing all those beautiful old, turquoise adorned older women on their cruisers, I realized the driver’s seat is where I was meant to be.
 
Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?  I do ride.  I started on a Honda Rebel 250 and then moved onto my current bike: a Harley Street Bob. I got her in 2017 and have been clocking in as many riding hours as the temperamental CNY weather will allow.

 
If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?  An old Harley with the most obnoxious, glittery paint job you’ve ever seen.  Squeaks a bit and doesn’t go very fast, but you still love it.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?  A helmet!


Tell us about what inspired you to create it?  Tattoos, my bread and butter and constant inspiration...the wonderful, ridiculous career that allowed me to get my bike and take part in this event.

Artist Series | Rina Khadivi

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 B.R.O. East Coast 4 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 involved in life changing motorcycle accidents.  Meet Rina Khadivi @rawraffe she painted this custom Atwyld  as her contribution to this years raffle!

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Rina Khadivi @rawraffe

Where are you from originally?

I am from Dallas, TX. Also lived in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania growing up.

Where do you live now?

In a neighborhood on the edge of Brooklyn, NY, called Midwood. It’s near Coney Island.

What first got you into art?

For as long as I can remember, I have been drawing, painting, creating. I’d say I started to pursue it more seriously after taking an art history class at university and switching my major from Pyschology to Advertising.

How would you describe your style?

Feminine and positive.
What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?

My favorite artists are ESPO (Steve Powers) & Jenny Holzer. Witty typography goes a long way with me. Also simple and clean lines. Swoon.

What is your favorite medium?

Favorite medium currently is leather paint on leather!

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

On instagram. Maybe a year ago?

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

I grew up riding all types of recreational vehicles which translated into motorcycles later on. I’ve traveled to different countries and have done a few day tours on rentals, but don’t have my own ride yet!

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

Not yet!

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

A sweet and classic Triumph Bonneville.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

A hand painted Atwyld Jacket

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

Inspired by the badass babes of BRO. Can’t wait to see who ends up with it.

Artist Series | Danielle Mulcahy

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 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!

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Danielle Mulcahy

@daniellemulcahyart

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! 

Artist Series | Emma Fern

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 Fern @badluckgoods ! She has hand painted an ATWYLD jacket for BRO East Coast 4 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Emma!

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Emma Fern

@badluckgoods

Where are you from originally? Where do you live now?

I was born and bred an Ohioan, but made the move from Cincinnati to Burlington, Vermont several years ago.

What first got you into art?

I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember! To me, art is how I communicate and connect with other human beings.

How would you describe your style?

Nostalgic. Maybe a little contemporary? I use old techniques/imagery and reimagine them. 

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

 I get a lot of inspiration from my own history. Appalachian art & textiles are a big part of my life and my creations. I’m definitely inspired by the resurgence of “vintage” packaging and typography. There are so many great design companies out there that are making things reminiscent of another time. 

What is your favorite medium? 

Fabric. You can do almost anything with it, and the best part is you get to wear it afterwards! I’m a pattern maker by trade, so being able to combine that with my love of art is really a dream come true.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

 I first heard about Babes Ride Out West coast a few years ago when I was living down south. I was so thrilled to learn about the East coast event when I moved back up to VT!

What is your connection to the motorcycle community? 

Many of my friends ride and I’ve done work for Burlington’s local Litas chapter in the past. 

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

Not at the moment! 

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be? 

I ain’t nothin’ fancy. Probably a Honda CL350. Not too fast. Not too built. But I’ll show you a good time!

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

 An ATWYLD jacket, patched with turmeric dyed canvas & embroidered with my 1876 Cornely machine

 Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

 I've been really inspired by the strength women have shown in this past year. We're living in a really frightening time for women's health and well-being, and it's so incredible to see everyone come together and support one another. Community over competition!

 

 

Artist Series | Jenna Blazevich

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 Jenna Blazevich @vichcraft ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 4 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Jenna!

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Jenna Blazevich @vichcraft

Where are you from originally? Chicago, Illinois

Where do you live now? Chicago, Illinois

What first got you into art? As far back as I can remember, I’ve been driven to create things with my hands. My mom taught me how to sew at a very young age, and I made a lot of my own clothes throughout high school. I was always concerned with making “art” that had a function, and slowly realized that that’s essentially what design is.

How would you describe your style? My work is dark, DIY, intricate, and accessible.

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you? Music has been the most consistent inspiration for me in my creative career. I’ve never learned to play an instrument, and have never made music of my own, but the bands that I’ve loved over the years have been the inspirations behind most of my visual work in one way or another. Some of those include Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Salt N Pepa, Of Montreal, Bikini Kill and L7.

What is your favorite medium?  Learning new methods of hand-craft and figuring out how to use new mediums is one of my favorite ways to push my work. Some of my favorites have been stained glass, xacto knife paper-cutting, hand embroidery, and screen printing.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out? My introduction to Babes Ride Out was actually through a Chicago illustrator friend of mine Jourdon Gullett, who made a tee design for (I believe) BRO 2014. At the time, I didn’t ride a motorcycle yet, but immediately took an interest in what Babes Ride Out is about. I’d long wanted to learn to ride and get my m-class, since I’d grown up around motorcycles and had been dating my boyfriend who restores vintage bikes. My first B.R.O. wasn’t until a couple years later in Joshua Tree, and it was full of such great energy and camaraderie.

What is your connection to the motorcycle community? In addition to designing and building out my ‘72 CL 350 with my boyfriend last year, I’ve sponsored “Babes in Motoland”, which is a women-only ride and campout organized by a Chicago-based shop called Tarnish.

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride? Yes! I have a 1970 Honda CL 350.

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be? I like to think that the design and build of my CL is as close to a Vichcraft/”me” bike as my boyfriend and I could possibly make. The design that I painted on the tank incorporated a quote from The Handmaid’s Tale (my favorite book), an illustration of one of my pet birds, as well as elements from some tarot cards I find to be meaningful. I also used a laser cutter to design and cut a custom tank badge and additional details for the side covers.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle? I hand-painted a copper colored Biltwell gringo helmet.

Tell us about what inspired you to create it? I pulled inspiration from an L7 song called “Fast & Frightening” because I feel like it’s the essence of Babes Ride Out in song format - definitely give it a listen if you’re at all curious! I used reflective paint for the main parts of the lettering so that it has an extra safe / extra fun glow while riding at night.