Becci Atkinson is an Illustrator from the fine city of Norwich. As a child, she was obsessed with video games, Slasher films and Lego and as an adult, her tastes have not changed. Her work is flavoured with her love of celebrities and modern culture and she loves nothing more than to depict images inspired by her favourite TV shows and films. Drawing is Becci’s great love and at the heart of all of her work, as is her enthusiasm for mixing different paper surfaces. She also enjoys printmaking and recently began experimenting with paint.
We've worked with Becci for yonks now and is a firm HoS favourite. So check out what she's got to say right now...
HoS / What do you do with yourself all day?
BA / I draw!! I’m a full time illustrator which I feel really lucky to do. If Im not drawing, I like to go to Norwich Castle or chill out by the riverside.
HoS / Tell us 2 facts and 1 lie about you.
BA / I was table tennis champion of my year at school.
BA / I have a portrait of my dead hamster tattooed on my calf.
BA / I am related to royalty, my official title is Lady.
HoS / If no one was watching, what would you do?
BA / A roundoff, 1.5 twisting layout, roundoff back handspring, tucked double Arabian, front somersault
HoS / If your work was a song, TV show, film or a person, what/who would it be?
BA / Something from the 80s like The Goonies or Last Starfighter. I wasn’t actually alive in the 80s but the breakthrough in special effects led to an explosion of colours and creativity that really inspires me. Right now Im obsessed with Stranger Things. I love the mystery and supernatural elements!
HoS / What's your spirit inanimate object?
BA / Michaela Strachan?
HoS / Inappropriate is…?
BA / Being asked what my preference on body hair is. I was asked this recently at a BBQ and had no idea how to respond. I don’t even think I have a preference!