John Bardell

John joins IBBAS for the first time in 2018.

I have known Becker’s work for 30 years especially his drawings of farm workers. They caught the action and movement of these figures. The strength of line reminded me of Van Gogh’s drawings of the same subject.

His paintings with low horizon and thick impasto are quickly painted and capture the moment. His technique seems timeless however the farming landscape of today is without people.

So my work for this exhibition would concentrate on the landscape and suggest the images of people, perhaps working in the asparagus fields.