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Artist Series | Christina Platis

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

Christina Platis has been contributing to the Babes Ride Out Artist Series since day 1! Each year she creates such amazing custom works of art and it has been an honor to have her involved! This year she created an insane custom painted Biltwell Gringo S for the Moto FAM X BRO raffle! You can also find her in the tattoo room laying down ink all weekend at BRO6! Read on to hear more about Christina!

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Name: Christina Platis  @tattoosbytina

Where are you from originally? Southern CA

Where do you live now? Portland, OR

What first got you into art? I couldn’t tell you, because I’ve been doing it for as long as I can remember.

How would you describe your style? Classic American traditional tattoos mixed with feminine botanical styles.

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you? Tattoo imagery, it  basically consumes my creative mind. I’m very inspired by the classic art from Paul Rogers and Milton Zeis.

What is your favorite medium? Watercolor and 1shot

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out? I was invited to go to Babes in Borrego but life got in the way and I wasn’t able to attend. Made it my goal to attend the following year in Joshua Tree.

What is your connection to the motorcycle community? Riding, tattooing, painting motorcycle helmets-all connect me to this awesome community.

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride? Yes, I ride a custom ‘98 HD Sportster

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be? Big Twin Evo Chopper.

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there? Many times and it is always just as good as the first time.

What will you be contributing to this years raffle? I will be contributing a custom painted Biltwell Gringo S helmet.

Tell us about what inspired you to create it? The beautiful Southwest.

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!

 

BRO5 Artist Series | Bobby Coyote

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 and to Vans for contributing the skate decks!

Meet Bobby!

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I'm from the Bay Area, just south of San Francisco, but Los Angeles is my true home.

I started drawing when I was 4, my dad had taught me to doodle a cat but then I began to draw it better than him so he naturally freaked and became a driving force to support me in following my artistic path.

My style is very illustrative, a mixture of sex, noir, tattoo art, rebel yells, love pains and rock and roll. Influenced by classic styles of 60s-80s typography, comic books, the fashion industry and Tarantino vibes. I enjoy bad babes and am always seeking to bring them to life through art.

My favorite medium is One Shot Enamel paint on leather jackets and such, however I'm transitioning from apprentice to tattoo artist at High Art Tattoo Gallery in Los Angeles and absolutely love love love working on skin! Let me hurt you!! 

I heard about BRO a few years back from my homie Corinne, who you all surely know as the co founder and one of the dynamic forces behind ATWYLD!

I've always been obsessed with motorcycles and the culture behind it and rode dirt bikes growing up. 

If I was a motorcycle I would  be a 1970's Harley Shovelhead baby! 

Joshua Tree is one of my favorite places!!! From camping with friends to jamming all weekend at BRO events, my experience has always been hot, magical, and badass.

This year I'll be contributing a Biltwell helmet and a Vans skate deck, both hand painted by yours truly and I'm super psyched about them as I'm always inspired to put my paws on custom skate decks as well as anything moto related!!!

Artist Series | Christina Platis

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

Meet Christina Platis! Christina will be hand painting a Biltwell Helmet for this years Artist Series Raffle at Babes Ride Out 4!

 

Where are you from originally?

I was born and raised in sunny Encintas, CA.

How long have you lived in where you live now?

I moved to Long Beach, CA in 2005 to attend Long Beach State.  

Tell us how you became and artist?

I've been making art my whole life, but I became a professional artist when I graduated college in 2011. I remember recreating all of the photos in Skateboarding and Thrasher magazine when I was a kid. They were horrible, but I loved doing it. Art has always been my main focus. 

How would you describe your art?

I tattoo for a living, so I would say my work is inspired by American traditional tattooing. 

Do you have a favorite medium or materials you like to use?

Tattoos are always number one, but when I create other works, my go-to is watercolor paint.  I also enjoy pen and ink on paper and 1shot on almost any medium.

What inspires you?

Becoming a better artist is what inspires me the most. Every day I create new work is just another step towards understanding how to use different mediums. I like to switch it up a lot, keeps things interesting.

When were you introduced to Motorcycles?

My interest in motorcycles sparked years ago when more of my friends started riding. I got my first motorcycle, a 1980 KZ750, in 2014. 

How do motorcycles and the community play a role in your life?

The community of riders, specifically Babes Ride Out, has become one huge friends circle, which I think is pretty rad.

What kind of bike do you ride and why?

I'm currently riding a custom Suzuki LS650, aka THE SAVAGE!  I bought it last year when my 750 broke down and I needed something to ride. Its a fun little single-cylinder bike.

Dream bike?

One day I hope to build up an old Triumph Bonneville.

Best moto trip you have ever been on?

Babes Ride Out 2 because it was the first time I rode with that many people, and because I didn't think my Kawasaki would make it, but I rode it to Joshua Tree and back with no problems.

What are your goals as an artist?

Make art (tattoos), meet new artists, travel the world!

What did you create for the Babes Ride Out Raffle this year?

I hand painted a Biltwell Gringo S helmet, which I'm really excited to have go to a new home.

How did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

I was asked to go the first year, but wasn't able to attend.  At that point I wasn't riding, so I made it my goal to start riding by the second year.  

What was your experience at the events ?

The events are always so much fun! Last year I almost got my eye gouged out of my face while riding (not really, but I did end up in the hospital).  I was supposed to tattoo all weekend, but that was cut short by the injury.  At lesat I got a good story out of it.  I'll be tattooing this year and making up for lost time, so come say hi!