Babes Ride Out

female artist

Artist Series | Rachel Martin 

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 BRO6 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 Atwyld for contributing the military jacket for the Artist Series this year! Meet Rachel!

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babes ride out

Name: 
Rachel Martin

Instagram Handle:
Personal: @mar1a_singer
Art page: @noturmoms_

Where are you from originally?
A little town north of Pittsburgh called Butler

Where do you live now?
A little college town further north of Pittsburgh called Slippery Rock

What first got you into art?
I’ve been into all things art since I was a little kid. My mom is a very creative person and my family is very creative and everyone has been very supportive in helping fuel my creative drive and hobbies. 

How would you describe your style?
In one word "Versatile". I tend to favor neotraditional/abstract/modernist but I’m not afraid to step out of my comfort zone and try something new. 

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?
My fiancé and daughter inspire me most. They push me to put myself and my work out there and to never give up. 
There are so many amazing artists out there pushing boundaries and dominating it’s hard to focus on just one. Each one brings their own style, uniqueness, and creativity to the table. 

What is your favorite medium?
Acrylic would have to be my favorite. I’ve recently tried out alcohol markers, pen and colored pencils and I’m loving it. 

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?
My fiancé. He’s a huge motorcycle enthusiast and said while on IG one day said check these ladies out they are badass

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?
I’m fairly new to the motorcycle community. I grew up in a classic car household, where it was always vintage cars, vintage/classic style, racing, building, and decorating. My fiancé gave me a big push into the community, so I traded my roll cage for the wind in my face and haven’t looked back. 

Do you ride? If so, what do you ride?
I’m the operator and passenger of a 72 Sporty

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?
I’d be a soft tail bobber. 

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree? What was your experience there?
I have not, but it’s on my bucket list. 

What will you be contributing to this years raffle? 
I will be painting an Atwyld jacket. And I am pumped!

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?
I’m going for more of a deeper meaning with my design. Something that shows strength and confidence, the action of leadership, and the individual’s solidarity within the community. 

Artist Series | Jeana Jane-Pickup

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 Jeana Jane-Pickup  @jeanajanetattoos ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO6 Raffle. Read on to get to know more about Jeana Jane-Pickup

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Name: Jeana Jane-Pickup  @jeanajanetattoos
Where are you from? Colville, Washington
Where you live now? San Luis Obispo, California
How you first got into art? I’d have to credit my mother, Edena for that. She is an amazing artist that taught me to try new things and take risks. I took art classes thru school and then found tattooing in my early 20’s. Since then I’ve never looked back. 
How would you describe your style? Constant change. Trying new things is why I became a career artist. I enjoy trying to push the boundaries of detail and complexity. 
What inspires you? Have any artist inspired you? I am constantly in awe of natural geometry. It’s everywhere! When I moved to California I began collecting succulents because of their beautiful geometry, there are well over 100 in my backyard now. As far as artists the list is too long. Instagram is a great platform to admire art from. My number one inspiration is my husband, @cityslickerpinstriping. Dave is an art heavyweight champion. His work flow is a consistent push and I couldn’t be more thankful for our life together.
What’s your favorite medium? Tattooing is definitely where I feel I do my best work. I’ve also been enjoying wood burning and painting with 1shot enamels for the past few years. 
How did you hear about BRO? I first heard about Babes at BornFree a few years ago. I had talked to a few chicks there that were planning the trip. I looked it up and it sure seems like a pretty cool get down. 
What is your connection to the motorcycle industry? My husband has been the biggest connection. He is constantly painting parts in our studio and introducing me to new people in the industry. We’ve had a booth at BornFree and Chopperfest for the past few years and will continue to do so as long as they have us. 
Do you ride? What? I do not currently. I’ve been riding on other people’s bikes for years lol, but haven’t been able to swing it for myself thus far. However Dave and I have a good friend, @junkboxchoppers currently working on a build for us. 
If you were a motorcycle what would you be? I’d be an old Ironhead cause I’m a solid pain in the ass. 
Have you been to JT? I have not but it has been on my list of California sights for a long time now. Hopefully next year!
What will you be contributing to the raffle? I will be painting a Bitwell Gringo S helmet. I chose the Agave color because I thought it would play nicely with the design I had in mind. 
 What inspired it? A few years ago we took a road trip around the country and I fell in love with the stark landscapes in the southwest. New Mexico and Arizona felt wild and free, deathly beautiful, I wanted to paint something that felt the same. 

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 | 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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babes ride out

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.

Raffle Contributor | Sarah Grace @sgraceee  

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

The intricate detail of her work is stunning. Sarah Grace has a passion for drawing motorcycles and she is kind enough to make a donation of her fine work for this years Babes Ride Out 6 X Moto FAM raffle. Read on to see more about Sarah and her artwork. Thank you for your contribution.

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babes ride out

Where are you from originally?

I’m originally from Manchester, United Kingdom

Where do you live now?

Currently I’m based in West Sussex, Still in the UK! 

What first got you into art?

I’ve been into Art since I was little, it’s always been a big part of my life that’s remained constant - I went onto study Fine Art and Design for four years and through that it’s grown into a huge passion and now my job  

How would you describe your style?

Extremely intricate and a little obsessive 

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

So much! Original vinyl Artwork when everything was still hand drawn, I started buying some really quirky albums a few years ago just for the designs.

In terms of Artists Richey Beckett is a huge influence, his attention to detail is insane 

What is your favorite medium?

Pen and ink 

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

From talking to friends in the industry; and of course finding you guys on instagram - Babes Ride Out is such a big community doing a lot of good and inspiring so many women 

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?
Drawing motorbikes! I’ve worked with quite a few motorcycle brands and builders in America and throughout the world designing t shirts and getting commissioned to draw peoples custom rides, wether that’s for a brand logo or simply a thoughtful gift  

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

Sadly not yet, fingers crossed by the end of this year I’d of passed my test and got my wheels 

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

Any chopper built by Cohen Arthur, his bikes are a work of art in themselves  

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

No I haven’t, America is on the travel list for sure, let’s hope I make it there someday, I’ll hold you guys to showing me around California 

What will you be contributing to this years raffle? 

I will be contributing two original motorcycle drawings from my Classic Collection, a 1928 Harley Davidson and a BSA Y13 

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

I wanted to create a classic line of prints for my website so that’s how the Classic Collection came about. The next line I have coming out will be a Bikes and Builders collection, I’ll be drawing up some beautifully built motorcycles with a feature on the people behind them

www.thedarkestline.com Instagram @sgraceee  

Sarah Grace

 

 

 

Artist Series | Lauren "LoWreck" Recchia

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

Meet Lauren "LoWreck" Recchia, the mastermind behind the Babes Ride Out East Coast 3 event flyer. She has been creating art since before she could walk and has a love for motorcycles that we can totally relate to. Make sure to give Lauren a high five when you see her at Babes Ride Out East Coast 3! She will be riding out with the Boston Moto Babes. 

Babes Ride Out East Coast

Where are you from originally?

I’m a Masshole through and through. Born in Concord MA, I lived half my young life in Billerica (Ricca Kehd) then half in Westford. I went to college in Tucson AZ, and couldn’t fly home fast enough after 5 years to my East Coast family. I’m too fiery and fast-paced to exist out west or anywhere in-between. I do love love love the beauty, harshness, and stillness of the desert though, and make sure I visit frequently.

Where do you live now?

Salem, MA… Witch City… aka the best place to live in MA. Heh heh. Really though, it’s a wonderful community full of artists, musicians, creepies, crazies, and witches! There is also soooo much to do socially, and it’s affordable to live here (esp compared to the insane real estate prices of Boston these days). Plus you have like 100 beaches within a 20 min drive/ride! My husband and I bought a house here with a giant music space in the basement and adopted a derpy loving greyhound named Crypsie (#crypsiewreckler) in 2012 and haven’t looked back. 

What first got you into art?

Being born, I think? I’ve been making art since as long as I can remember. My Mom is an artist and my Dad was a musician, so the creative blood flows through me. I remember going with my Mom to all her plein air painting trips with my little kiddo paint set in tow trying my hardest to make my piece look as amazing as hers. 

How would you describe your style?

I have messed around with soooo many styles and media over the years it’s crazy. In school I did a lot of super hyper-realistic charcoal and graphite drawings as well as really meticulous pen and ink (stippling and cross-hatching for hours on end). I played around with paints too, but I never really connected with the looseness of any paint medium. I also did a lot of screen printing and 3D art with fabrics and clay and metal sculpture.

 Then I was a professional graphic artist for about 10 years so digital design took over my life. Once I made the move into brand and marketing by day, I needed to keep the creative juices flowing so I ended up settling heavy into fairly detailed (I’m slightly less OCD than I used to be haha) pen and ink illustration with lots of digital texturing and coloring. I found a niche (that pays) in doing pet portraits, then I keep my personal work on the creepy macabre side of life. I also still do graphic design work on the side quite a bit. 

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

Like my personal style, my artistic inspiration is all over the map too. My mom is #1, of course, and my good friend Jac Lahav is an amazing painter and mixed media artist out of Brooklyn, NY and Lyme, CT whose work is mind-blowing!

But mostly I tend to admire artists that do something so insanely detailed that I know I could never pull off, although I try. I also love slightly looser, really visceral and bold art. A few of my faves are (in no particular order): Alfonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, David Christiana, Derek Hess, John Dyer Baizley, Paula Scher, Ralph Steadman, Robert Crumb, Stephen Gammell, Dave McKean, Georgia O’Keefe, oh I could go on……

What do you do when you’re not making art?

Too many things. My head is always on the verge of exploding, but I don’t think I can live any other way. I will let Hunter S Thompson put it into context for you: “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

That said, the key things I spend my time on now are: creating art, jewelry, and essential oil products with The Chaos Factor, drumming and kicking ass with Petty Morals (and whatever various musical side project I’m on at any given time), lifting heavy weights with my sexy husband, doing yoga with my awesome pal Chrissy of Rebel Yell Yoga, riding moto and non-moto bikes, hiking, camping, BBQing, partying, punching, climbing, yelling and other generally loud crazy monkey-type things.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

I believe the first I heard of it was the Joshua Tree event in 2015? I’ve had my license since 2013 but didn’t have the time or money to buy a bike until Feb 2016. I wanted to get a solid season of riding under my belt before riding with a huge group to an event, so I missed the debut East Coast event in 2016. I didn’t really have the time or interest to go all the way across the country that October, so BRO East Coast II last year was my first event and OMG I AM IN LOVE. :) 

It was really the best time ever, and such camaraderie with so many amazingly nice and interesting women in the most BEAUTIFUL setting. I tend to hang more with dudes, and don’t do well in huge crowds, but that event just transcended both inhibitions. Can’t WAIT for this June! 

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

My first bike, and my current steed, is a 1999 Honda Shadow and her name is Red Rocket. I’m getting an amazing custom tank paint job from Adam O’Day this winter and I CANNOT WAIT to show her off this spring! Currently, my two dream bikes are the Indian Scout Bobber and the Triumph Speedmaster. We will see where my finances are at when my old lady dies (if she ever does… she’s a trooper!).

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

Locally (as in, on the North Shore of MA), we have a great coed group of awesome responsible and fun as shit people to ride with, so there is never a day in the good weather months where you can’t find at least a small crew to rip up the coast or soar through the farmlands with. We are very lucky. Having a husband who rides is also key as I would probably never see him for half the year if we weren’t spending time on our bikes together… plus wrenching on our Hondas in the shed is a good way to pass the rainy at-home hours.

As far as the local ladies who ride, let me just say “wow”... I am so glad I found the great friends that I have in the Boston Moto Babes. The crew keeps growing, and everyone is so sweet (but don’t think they won’t cut you!). We also set up winter-time hangouts too to keep the momentum going all year! Love these ladies! 

 

Babes Ride Out East Coast
Babes Ride Out East Coast
Lauren Recchia