5 Lady Skater-Artists Killing It On And Off Their Boards
There has always been a undeniable relationship between skateboarding and art. From the graphics on your board to the thane lines you leave on the ground, art is always present in some capacity. Some skaters including myself, even see skateboarding as an art – a way to express your creativity through physical movements. Other skaters have an even deeper relationship with art still. The following five ladies are prime examples of people like this – people who have the incredible ability to create jaw-dropping art both on and off their boards.
Alicia Fillback – @fillbackside
Alicia has been pushing the level of female freeriding for years. Her fast and aggressive style is a pleasure to watch and the freeride lines she creates are unlike any other. As for her art, it wasn’t until the summer of 2013 that Alicia graced us with her secret abilities. Shortly after, she began her own clothing line called The Animus Code which became an instant hit. Like her skating, Alicia’s artwork is fierce yet graceful, and definitely worth multiple looks.
Alicia ripping for Arbor Skateboards.
Check out more of Alicia’s artwork here.
Ishtar Backlund – @ishtiish
Swedish downhill skater Ishtar Backlund may have been one of the first female skaters to contribute to the longboard scene through art. She is a true example of how one can turn their passions into a living. For over a year, Ishtar managed to travel the world, race the IGSA circuit and make enough money freelancing with her art. As a result, you can find her work all around the world on longboarding gear, hanging in various skate houses and gracing cafe walls.
Check out more of Ishtar’s artwork here.
Carly Bizama – @gnarly_x_carly
The first time I met Carly was at the 2nd annual She-Ride where she shared her hyper-realistic drawing of fellow skate-artist Alicia Fillback. To say Carly was talented would be an understatement. Her work speaks for itself and is unlike anything else out there. Moving forward, I’m stoked to watch her progress as a skater. There’s no doubt she’ll continue crush it both on and off her board for years to come.
Check out more of Carly’s artwork here.
Rachel Bruskoff – @skatebagels
Rachel has been quietly honing her downhill skills in Malibu over the past few years. Along the way, she’s developed an affinity for all things space-themed and has even added her own artistic spin to a ton of her gear. It’s been a pleasure to watch her progress from both a skating and artistic standpoint. She’s truly out of this world! (Bad joke? Definitely.)
One of the best raw runs down this Malibu classic I’ve ever seen.
Check out more of Rachel’s artwork here.
Yvonne Byers – @yvonzing
Bay Area native Yvonne has been collaborating with companies like Caliber, Bonzing, DGM and the Sunset Sliders over the years to create some of the most colorful and eye-catching graphics out there. She is definitely a product of her environment, being able to sidewalk shred with the utmost style and creating art that reflects the vibe of San Francisco.
Slashin’ through the streets of San Francisco on her very own Bonzing Pro Model.
Check out more of Yvonne’s artwork here.
That’s all for now friends. If you missed Miss Monthly, be sure to check out my May recap post for some great updates on the lady side of out scene.