Sturgis Rider
The Lone Road

Deborah Mitchell

Travel has always inspired my art and recording my journey informs the series entitled The Lone Road. Each summer I log thousands of hours riding my motorcycle in some of the most beautiful country in North America. Hundreds of those miles with only the sound of rubber on asphalt. I absorb the myriad smells each season brings and take in the visuals with a painter´s eye.

Many of my monotypes are the results of long hours in a meditative state. They are an attempt to express the colors of weather, glimpsed farmsteads, plowed fields, and lights reflecting off wet pavement.

The Lone Series is a look at riders from the early days when women riders were few and often seen as a novelty to the current proliferation of women riders of today.