The trails are her canvas and the canvas is her trail. In ZippSpeed’s new video, artist Brooklyn Bell discusses the ways nature and art correlate in ways inspiring her techniques on the trail and in the studio. Being a native of Washington, Bell has always had a serious passion for the outdoors and has allowed it to become a guiding vision for her work as an artist as well as an athlete. The video unpacks the ways she keeps herself grounded through self reflection and her authentic expressiveness. A talented mountain biker and graphic design artist, Bell attributes her expertise in both areas to repetition and the benefits that come from refining skills. She credits the imagination of her art to riding, and the creativity of her riding to art.
Using her platform as a vessel for artistry and creativity in bike culture, Bell encourages women to pursue riding without fear of failure. She touches on the importance of strong community and surrounding yourself with supportive people who want to see you succeed wherever you are. Check out some of her stellar illustrations here.