Babes Ride Out

custom painted helmet

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 | Al “Geezy” Gilpin III

Anya 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 @Al_geezy ! He has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO6. Read on to get to know more about Al!

Name:
Al “Geezy” Gilpin III

Instagram Handle:
@Al_geezy

Where are you from originally?
Riverside, Ca

Where do you live now?
Riverside,Ca

What first got you into art?
I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember. But I guess I can really remember finding some of my uncles sketch books at my grandmas house when I was a kid and I just tried to mimic what I saw. He was an amazing artist! From that point I was hooked, I loved cartoons so I would try to draw them. Then I saw the movie Beat Street, and a graffiti art book and that’s where my love of letters started. My friends would have me put their names on their backpacks, hats, and casts (Robbie always had a broken wrist, LOL). My love of skateboarding kinda got me into making designs where I could incorporate both letters and cartoons.

How would you describe your style?
  I’m not really sure, I just draw what I feel. If you had to put a pin on it I’d say graffiti with a classic twist. Fuck, I dunno. I just literally put a pencil to the paper or helmet or tank and see what happens most of the time. Lol, I’m not a big planner. I mean I have ideas, but I just go.

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?
My family, my wife and kids. Geez, I like a lot of people’s stuff, like, Sonny Boy, Mr.Oz, CenterRoots, Lumpy, god there are so many! I’m just amazed at the amount of rad shit they put out on a daily! But that’s just in this lettering and pinstriping field. The list would be crazy long, I dig so much stuff that I see. I guess I just like seeing what people create. 

What is your favorite medium?
Pencil.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?
When my wife told me that she was going to it 3 years ago. 

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

 Well, I ride a motorcycle. Lol. I’m lucky enough to get to paint on some of them sometimes, and I get to paint on the helmets that others wear when they ride them.

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?
Yes. I ride a 2003 HD FXDL. Her name is Jazzy.lol

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?
Haha, probably a 2003 HD FXDL..Cuz, it’s old, loud, fast, and completely Broke all the time. Lol

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?
Yup, I had a really cool time there with some friends and my wife a few years ago on a ride for my birthday. Never got to spend much time there other than that.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?
 I’m doing a Biltwell gringo S helmet.

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?
I just wanted to make something cool so it can raise some money to help out M.O.T.O. Fam cuz I love what Mitch and her friends are doing for this this community. 👍🏽

 

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.

BRO5 Artist Series | Ana Vivian

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 Ana Vivian

I’m Ana, born and raised in Albania. I started Chasing Wolves with my good friend, Bella, in January 2017 and we’ve been having a great time collaborating ever since. Bella is a tattoo artist at Fiction Tattoo in Woodside, Queens which she runs with her husband, Ken. They specialize in realistic tattoos. Even though I’ve known Bella for 10 years and have always admired her work, it wasn’t until last year that I brought up doing a collaborative project together. At first I was very hesitant because my own work is very abstract (digital paintings) and portrait photography. I wasn’t sure how our styles would mix and I was very new to the tattoo culture. 

But Chasing Wolves came together quickly and it was obvious from the moment we sat down to draw together that we knew what the brand would look like; clean but dark, a little goth, a little punk and all together inspired by tattoos, our favorite films and music. For Chasing Wolves we custom paint clothing, mostly jackets but not limited to, we design enamel pins, screenprint patches, tote bags, scarves and art prints. We are looking to expand into jewelry making and constantly learning new skills. 

In May 2017 I walked into Genuine Motorworks in Williamsburg, bought a Gringo S helmet in Gloss Agave and rode on the back of a '93 Suzuki vs1400 all through Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. I fell in love with this new feeling and I can't wait until I get my own bike. I had been following Babes Ride Out on Instagram, admiring everything about it and hoping that one day in the near future I would join as well. For now I am thrilled that Bella and I will be contributing to the Biltwell helmet raffle this year. After much research and many sketches we are excited to have it ready. While we are very new to the motorcycle world, we are also very excited for this new challenge and all the inspiration we are drawing from it and we hope it incorporate it into our work. 

Our brand: @chasing__wolves

Bella's personal work: @bella_dangerr

Ana's personal work: @darlingania

 

BRO5 Artist Series | Katie Beasley

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 Katie Beasley!

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Hey-O! I’m Katie Beasley, originally from Portland, Oregon and still living in Portland, Oregon. Portland is filled with creative people, but I never would have been one of them, myself, unless my childhood best friend, Taylor (www.taylorpartee.com) forced me to draw with her, rather than watch tv or play video games. Now I’m a Graphic Designer and Lettering artist, so stoked that I get to create everyday for a living.

My favorite things to mess with are letters. I love to draw letterforms, play with how they can interact with each other, or how they can be jostled, shifted or warped. Drawing with ink and paper is an awesome way for me to step away from the computer, and make things with my hands.

I’m madly inspired by those around me that are making rad works themselves, and always look to my stepdad for creative advice and wisdom. Collaboration, communication and critique spark inspiration on the daily.

I’m really excited to customize a Vintage White Biltwell Gringo helmet for the raffle this year. I’m going to throw some typographic flair on it for the babes out there.

BRO5 Artist Series | Josh Trevino

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 Lowbrow Customs for contributing the Gas Tanks for the Artist Series this year!

Meet Josh Trevino! Josh has been kind enough to donate beautiful works of art to the Babes Ride Out raffle for the past 3 years! We fee so fortunate to be able to work with such a talented guy! Read on to learn more about Josh and see his work. Cannot wait to see his creation this year!!!

Josh's daughter rocking her Babes Ride Out gear!

Josh's daughter rocking her Babes Ride Out gear!

Josh Treviño / Treviño Customs

Where are you from originally? Chicago, Illinois

Where do you live now?  Austin, Texas

What first got you into art?

Music. Early in life I started playing in bands, and that connected me to the art community initially. A lot of my friends were painters, tattooers, musicians and photographers.

How would you describe your style?

Diverse. I get asked to do so many different styles that I can’t pin down one. Early on, I was really into the metalflaked lowrider styles, but lately I’m trying to encourage clients towards solid colors and monochromatic designs.    

What inspires you?

Nature is usually the most inspiring creator of art to me. It’s always my guide for choosing colors.

Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?

I love classic art deco and art nouveau artist, Mucha and Erte, but there is also so much killer art currently being produced by artist like:  Stevie Floyd and Jeff Whitehead, Vance Kelly, Dennis McNett (Wolfbat),and Aaron Nagel.  

What is your favorite medium?

Motorcycles. I love motorcycles and I get to paint them!

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

The first year of BRO, Jenny Czinder asked me to paint a helmet for her trip to the event.

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

My Friends. Working in the industry surrounded me with not only some of the best builders and mechanics in the country, but also sparked many friendships with them. I’d like to think my connection is the art, and the bikes I’ve painted all over the country, but so many of the people I painted stuff for, have become good friends too. 

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

I do. I have a Harley Sportster for cruising, Vintage Honda CB for kick start duh, and a Buell M2 Cyclone for beating up on Triumphs.

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

Vincent Black Shadow

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

I once spent the night in Joshua Tree in a 78 Toyota Corolla Wagon. The only other person I saw was a guy carrying an axe, walking down the road in the middle of the night. It was creepy. I’d like to go back though. Only this time I’ll bring an axe too.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

A very tiny motorcycle tank from LowBrow Customs.

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

Since I cannot attend BRO, I painted a babe to go in my place. I hope you’ll like her.