Garage Talk

February 9, 2021

EP.73–Kate Cook: “Do It in Fear!”

Kate is a professional artist, illustrator, and pinstriper based in Central Texas. Kate’s link to the industry stems from her focus on vintage pinups, hot rods, and war airplane “nose art”. Inspired by early family experiences, Kate began her artistic career as a teenager when she was hired to illustrate a children’s story book. In college, Kate entered her work into an art show, which became her first commissioned job. Today Kate owns Asphalt Canvas Custom Art where she continues creating artwork inspired by her customer’s ideas. Join us in this episode as this visionary artist talks about restoring her first car—a 1966 Jeepster Commando—and how through her journey, she has never let her failures hold her back. Buckle up Femcanics!
February 9, 2021

EP. 62-Theresa Contreras—“Girls Can Totally Do This Shit!”

Theresa Contreras is a machinist, graphic designer, and renowned custom painter. Her work has been repeatedly displayed on the cover of top industry magazines and in multiple SEMA shows throughout the years. She has worked alongside top names in the industry like Chip Foose and Jimmy Shine and completed builds for Jay Leno and Ford Motor Company. As if that wasn’t enough, Theresa is also the co-founder of Real Deal Revolution—an organization that strives to motivate others in a way that breeds self-confidence and breaks stereotypes through healthy decision-making, hands-on training, creative development, and community involvement. Join us on this episode as this self-taught painter takes us through her journey and talks to us about her dreams, her deepest friendships, nature, and even COVID!