As an agricultural graduate and having worked on a farm and cared for horses, I can appreciate Becker’s subject matter. I, too, have an interest in rural life and farming. My career and later my marriage, took me to work in the tropics, where there was much more colour. As a lover of colour I tend to enhance that of the subject when creating my paintings.
I enjoy Becker’s loose style and his depiction of men labouring. Overseas I also had the opportunity to witness people at work, which today is quite rare in the country.
Setting Off. Oil.