Paul Becker

Strangers in an Alien Landscape, 2016

acrylic on canvas

90 x 115 cm

From the artist

The painting depicts the Midlands with the dryness of early spring and the influence of man on a new landscape with the introduction of foreign species, quercus, merinos, and scotch thistle. It evokes Elliot’s ‘The Wasteland’ – man’s isolation from himself, alienation by technology, the deep instinctual longings for time past, for a connection to nature.

Artist background

Born Launceston where he lives and works. Exhibiting since late 1980s. Winner of Tasmanian Art Award/Watercolour, Eskleigh 2006 & 2004. Finalist Glover 2004.