Babes Ride Out

hand painted

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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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 | Caroline Brothers

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 Caroline Brothers @_hennaluna ! She has hand painted an Biltwell helmet for BRO East Coast 3 raffle. Read on to get to know more about Caroline!

Photos by @chandler_kim

Photos by @chandler_kim

Where are you from originally?
Denver, Colorado.

Where do you live now?

I moved back to Denver five years ago after bouncing between mountain life in Breckenridge, Co. and island life in Maui, HI. After living in the mountains my whole life I thought I was born to be an island girl, I was wrong. Mountains are life.

What first got you into art?

My mom pulled me out of public school when I was in 2nd grade due to an excessive amount of doodling and daydreaming, and placed me in a Waldorf school. Which is basically Hogwarts for Art. I will forever live in that brain. Both of my parents were high school teachers/administrators, I am forever thankful they fostered a creative environment for me when it is so not their own.

How would you describe your style?

Id say my style varies between various henna styles from all over the world to vintage floral. Florals are more my main focus.

What inspires you? Have any artists in particular been an influence on you?
I am most inspired by strong, fearless and unapologetic women. SO MANY out there. Not so much my influence but the women who inspire me most are Rachel Patton aka @blackity_black_black, Lauren Napolitano aka @peptalks and Tati Compton. Each of these women are art power houses and are relentlessly authentic. To be create your own style of art gets blurred with the amount of “inspo” thrown at us daily through social media. These ladies are true to themselves and true to their art. The tattoo community is an old school boys club, I am inspired by the women who are changing that. It’s needed in so many industries.

What is your favorite medium?
I really love all mediums but if i had to choose watercolor and india ink are my two go to’s.

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?
A couple years ago. I have some lady friends who ride motos and joined you all in Joshua Tree.

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

My lady rides a Harley, went to babes in Joshua Tree, and has a great crew of moto babes she rides with. Through her, I’ve experienced what an inclusive and inspiring community lives within the women’s motorcycle world.  It’s amazing to look at something that could be so intimidating with these big, loud machines, with strong, confident women riding them, but is actually a supportive and collaborative group of women. It’s great to see women supporting each other to learn to ride, ride more, to start business’, and just to show up together.  If more communities had more women supporting women and men supporting that community, the world would be a better place. Although I do not ride myself, I love the connection I have gained to the community and the road from riding on the back. Maybe one day I’ll have the desire to learn, but for now I’m happy as is and I know that if I do, I’ll have my girlfriend and a whole community of women cheering me on.

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

I ride on the back of my girlfriends Harley XL Forty Eight. The bikes name is Svetlana. Svetty likes long, fast rides that lead to nowhere.

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

Svetlana lol. Refer to the previous question.
 

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

The babes had me paint a helmet. Turns out now all I want to do is paint helmets.

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

I wanted to create a piece of work that could suite anyone. Flowers are timeless, classic, and strong as fuck. Much like a motorcycle.

Photos by @chandler_kim

BRO5 | Artist Series | Lacey Frazier

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 Atwyld for contributing the military jacket for the Artist Series this year!

Meet Lacey Frazier!

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Where are you from originally?

• I am originally from a small town in Florida!

Where do you live now?

• I’ve lived in San Diego for about 5 years now!

What first got you into art?

• I’ve been making art since I was a kid. I think some major driving factors in my life were,

my grandma, who is an amazing painter. My teachers in school also did an awesome job in encouraging me to take my art further.

How would you describe your style?

• Messy and dark, a little chaotic! Haha

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

• Ugh I love this question! I am inspired by so many things around me, nature mostly,women, anatomy, old world things, creatures, bugs....etc.. I love James Jean, he is my most favorite surrealist of this time. Brom, Frazetta, Sin Eater Illustrations, honestly there are so many more..

What is your favorite medium?

• Honestly oil paints are my absolute favorite, but I also equally enjoy pen and ink and watercolor, those are my top 3!

When did you first hear about Babes Ride Out?

• I first heard about Babes Ride Out from my friend Leah, she randomly hit me up one day in 2015 and was like hey want to go moto camping?! I had a Yamaha FZ-07 and had been riding less than a year, of course I said yes! That year I ended up meeting a ton of new friends and the rest is history!

What is your connection to the motorcycle community?

• Well one of my best friends taught me how to ride and I started out just meeting his friends and then I came to babes in 2015 and started expanding my circle of moto friends!

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

• I do! I’ve been riding for almost 3 years, I just traded in my first bike for a 2017 883 Sportster this past March! Annnnd I love her. (her name is Xena)

If you were a motorcycle what kind would you be?

• Hahaha hmm, I just consulted my moto group and they are telling me I’m a Ducati scrambler! I do love Ducatis’, and seriously wanted a 796 Monster back in the day.

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

• Yes! Many times, I love it there, the town, the desert, there is something calming and peaceful about the area. I love riding through the park and watching the animals and sur-roundings. I think my most favorite thing about Joshua Tree is absolutely the night sky!

What will you be contributing to this years raffle?

·      I have had the privilege of painting a jacket this year, I’ve wanted to paint a jacket for Babes since I first found about the raffle!

Tell us about what inspired you to create it?

• Well it started much like all my other projects start, with a couple sketches and revisions. I knew I wanted to do something that was me, and I am pretty excited about the finished product. It’s hard to describe really, I just start doodling and things come out! And this is where I landed!

Jen Hallett | Custom Painted Flash at BRO5

Artist SeriesAnya Violet

We are so excited to have Jen Hallett on site this year at Babes Ride Out 5 doing her custom painted flash for you ladies. Jen has been working with us for several years now and has become one of our favorite artists. Stop by her art station on site and get your helmet painted with one of these rad designs by Jen!

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"My name is Jen Hallett and I'm a freehand painter located in Orange, CA.  I primarily work in the automotive field painting motorcycles and helmets, but can really sling paint on whatever you need.  I specialize in lettering and freehand design work, including pinstriping.  I've been painting in this field for almost 13 years and my brain never stops thinking of the next project to paint or the next skill to try to tackle.  I've been working with the awesome crew at Babes Ride Out for a few years now doing raffle pieces or merch design and this year we decided to do something a little different.  I'll be set up by the merch booth with all my paint supplies and a ton of different "flash" style pieces to choose from that I can paint on your helmets or cell cases or bikes or whatever!  We want to give you something to commemorate and remember this awesome experience so stop by and let me paint you something to take home and wear with pride!!  See you ladies sooon!!"

BRO5 Artist Series | Taylor Bleue

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 Atwyld for contributing the military jacket for the Artist Series this year!

Meet Taylor Bleue!

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They call me Taylor Bleue. I’m originally from Boulder, Colorado and after moving for what seems like every year, I’ve found myself back in Boulder somehow... which isn’t at all a bad place to be. It’s absolutely beautiful!
I’ve been into art for as long as I can remember, honestly. My mom is an artist, and so was my dad, so I guess it just comes naturally to me. I’ve always been attracted to any kind of art. I gravitate towards anything artistic that I can put my creativity towards.
I’ve always had a hard time describing what my style is... I like to just call it Urbanly Abstract, with hints of Psychedelic Surrealism? I don’t know, you decide.
As for what inspires me, definitely numerous aspects of nature that surrounds us, outer space has always inspired me greatly, many different genres of music especially when I get the chillskees, the people I love & people that I meet on a day to day basis inspire me in different ways, and finding balance in life & the path to that point can be very inspiring in different times throughout my creative process.
I love painting on all sorts of different canvases (slabs of wood, canvas, denim, other clothing, skate decks, etc.), but mostly with acrylic paint. I also dabble in a little photography. Over the past couple of years, I’ve highly enjoyed putting my creative flow into hair & makeup in the beauty industry.
I have found myself constantly daydreaming about cruising on a cafe racer through the high peaks of the Rocky’s, in the out-of-this-world landscape of Joshua Tree with a dreamy sunset to light the way or down Pacific Coast Highway feeling the ocean breeze surrounding me. I don’t have a bike yet, but I hope to in the next couple of years! I found Babes Ride Out after obsessing over different moto Instagram accounts. BRO specifically inspires me to follow my passions in life as a fellow babe in Babetown, USA. It’s so rad to see so many badass babes around the world!
If I could be any motorcycle I would be a matte black & olive green Honda CB750 with a caramel colored seat.
I’m super stoked to contribute a hand-painted Atwyld Military Jacket for this year’s artist series! My creation is inspired by my many daydreams & visions of roaming this country’s beautyscapes.

instagram: @taybertooth & @taylorbleuedesigns

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!!!