Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inch / 76 x 101 cm
I went to Las Vegas to present this painting to the subject, Becky Brown, during the Women In The Wind Winter International meeting, February 13-16th 2020 in Las Vegas.
Becky Brown is the founder of the international organisation Women In The Wind. She started the first chapter in 1979 in Ohio, USA.
Women In The Wind’s purpose is:
To UNITE women motorcyclists with friends of common interest.
To PROMOTE a positive image to the public of women on motorcycles.
To HELP EDUCATE its members on motorcycle safety and maintenance.
More than 30 years ago I read an article in an American motorcycle magazine about Becky Brown and Women In The Wind. I longed to be part of such an organisation but lived on the wrong continent; this was the era before email, internet and Google!
Three years ago I discovered that there were Facebook groups for female riders and connected with some. Then I received a message from Becky Brown! We messaged to and fro and the rest is history. Since 2017 we have a Women In The Wind chapter in New Zealand: the Tui Thunder Chapter. Amazing how the internet made the world a small place and made a dream come true.