David Elliott

The Alde on a Misty Morning
The Alde on a Misty Morning
Tree at Covert Hoist. 2. Oil on canvas.
Tree at Covert Hoist. 2. Oil on canvas.

 

 

 

As a child I was struck by Becker’s illustrations of Adrian Hill’s three books about life on Suffolk farms. But It was pure coincidence that, retiring 6 years ago, my wife and I moved to t the Old Vicarage at Wenhaston, which had been Becker’s home in the 1920’s. That connection and the beauty of the surrounding countryside reinforced my ambition to take up painting again. Tractors and plant may have replaced the horses and labourers that were Becker’s subject matter but the inspiration to capture in paint, the interplay of light, colour and form remains, however elusive the goal.