Harry Becker’s work may at first seem romantic, but it’s actually really gritty: the dark brooding colours, the bold composition. Becker recorded what landscape meant to the ordinary person, documenting it with honesty and integrity showing the toil and graft of rural life. I love the loose confidence in his mark-making, conveying familiarity with his subject.
My work reflects what the landscape means to me. I make thumbnail sketches and small watercolours when out, and back in the studio I develop interpretations through mono-type and etching: loose gestural print-making marks like Becker’s taking up the story.