Jane Wellburn and her partner Kurt Williams are two of 16 artists featured in the October show at the Station House Gallery Into the Wind, all about the art surrounding motorcycle culture.
They attended the opening earlier this month with their infant son, Angus, who made the rounds of eager friends and family wanting to hold him.
Kurt pulled the artists together for the show with the idea that it would be less intimidating for them to submit a piece or two each. The result is an eclectic show featuring all types motorcycle inspired art from photography, painting, drawings, to tattoo art, custom motorcycles, and art work for seats, gas tanks and helmets.
Kurt started working on motorcycles at an early age. His dad’s 1969 Triumph Bonneville that sat in a corner of the garage his entire childhood was pivotal in planting a love of everything on two wheels which has taken him to the far south of Patagonia and into the world of building bikes and working with vintage iron.
For this show Kurt has taken inspiration from old Easy Rider Magazines and has completed several pieces in different media.
Not being formally trained in art,Kurt,just tries to have fun and create in the folk art tradition.
Born and raised in Williams Lake Wellburn has dabbled in creative pursuits her whole life. Her work in textiles was included in the 2014 Station House Gallery show What to Wear. Harbouring a lifelong love for two-wheeled transportation bought a motorcycle in 2009 to enjoy the feeling of speed and freedom that riding a motorcycle gives you.
She says she also needed an excuse to justify a number of leather jackets in her wardrobe. Her love of riding is summed up best by the words of Arlo Guthrie: “I don’t want a pickle. I just want to ride on my motorcycle.”