Martin Laurance

Growing up in East Anglia, first on the Norfolk coast, then in Suffolk at Snape, and later Woodbridge, I saw Becker’s work from an early age. The immediacy, fluidity and energy of his drawings and paintings were inspirational. Although the rural agricultural way of life that was his subject matter has changed, his ability to convey a sense of place, of ‘being there’ is what has remained with me. Becker understood the underlying energy of the landscape, its rhythms and seasons and how to transform that experience into drawings and paintings that still resonate today.