Becky Kidner

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Gender FEMALE
Occupation Study Abroad Officer / Artist
Location Bradford / Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I have a fine art degree from Kingston University (Graduated in 2008)... As part of my degree I studied in America (Grand Rapids, Michigan) for 4 months, which is pretty much the best thing I've ever done!... I now work as a Study Abroad Officer at Leeds University which I love, and outside of that I'm a self employed artist. I volunteer at the Hyde Park Picture House (an awesome art house cinema in Leeds) every other Saturday which I've been doing for about 7 1/2 years which means I get to watch lots of movies for free! My main artistic practice is my ongoing 'Diary Drawing' project that I have been doing since September 2007, you can see all of my diary drawings on this blog (I am now on Volume #14!), so please do have a peruse... I love doing zine fairs, selling my wares whilst talking to people about my work. I also do commissions and have done 15 so far which you can also find on here. Feel free to get in touch with me if you want to buy a zine, talk about a potential commission, or anything really! bex_purple@msn.com
Interests Art, Movies, Cities, Travelling, Zines, People, Comics, Galleries, Wandering, Doodling, Chatting, Silliness...
Favorite Movies My favourite film is Taxi Driver, closely followed by Rocky. After that comes a vast array of films including Eraserhead, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Annie Hall, Naked, Dead Ringers, the Graduate, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, The Big Lebowski, 12 Angry Men, Superman 2, Being There... and a million others which I could not possibly list as I'd be here forever! I ruddy love films!
Favorite Music I'd say Radiohead are my favourite band, but I think my taste in music is quite eclectic really! I used to be utterly obsessed with the Beatles, I love Tubular Bells, Fleetwood Mac, Leonard Cohen. In recent years I have really loved Public Service Broadcasting & John Grant. I like listening to soundtracks to films and also random songs like MacArthur Park! ("I'll never have that recipe again - oh nooooooo"!) 6 music is my radio station of choice - but sometimes that gets a bit out there in which case I can usually rely on my old fave - Radio 2!....My husband makes playlists every quarter in the year, so I do listen to those mostly - Love the Matty Taylor Q Specials! <3
Favorite Books I'm not a massive reader, but I do love Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Them by Jon Ronson, Helter Skelter (fascinating book surrounding Charles Manson), the Air is on Fire(an utterly amaaaaazing David Lynch book which includes a CD!), Art Books generally, the Red Riding books by David Peace, various comics/ graphic novels - particularly Batman related, or Alan Moore. At the moment I am reading Lena Dunham - Not That Kind of Girl, and also the Steve Coogan autobiography. Anything which anybody happens to reccomend to me I'll give a go!...