Feature: PENNYFEST Interview #2: Becky Ryan

In the build up to PENNYFEST 4, we'll be interviewing the bands and stallholders involved to give you a taste of what the day has instore. 

HM: Tell us a bit more about what you do...

BR: I'm a freelance artist and illustrator specialising in portrait with a retro twist, taking inspiration from the vintage glamour of years gone by and the uk burlesque scene. My latest endeavour is a small range of hand painted crockery which I've titled 'hello sailor' as it is inspired by the artwork of vintage sailor tattoos, which I'm hoping to have some examples of at Pennyfest along with prints of my artwork and photography.

HM: How did you find out about Pennyfest?

BR: I found out about the event via a status on the Hatch'd Magazine facebook page

HM: How important are events like this to Derby and to you personally?

BR: From a personal point of view I'm always on the look-out for events that give artists and crafters the opportunity to get their work out there and get it seen by more people. I'm still very much in the early days of being a freelancer, and it's tough, but having events like this to take part in give me a chance to get my work seen by a wider audience.

HM: What are you looking forward to most about Pennyfest?

BR: Hearing some new bands and hopefully selling a few bits and finding some new fans of what I do :)

HM: Where can we find out more about your work?

BR: My website is www.beckyryan.co.uk and I also have a frequently updated facebook page www.facebook.com/beckysart 


To find out more about PENNYFEST 4 please see our article here, you can also find out more about Penny's Fund here.