Open House

private view

Please join us for a glass of wine at the launch of our open house exhibition being held as part of the Dulwich Festival 2013. Julia will be showing recent landscapes inspired by Dulwich and West Sussex alongside my own Dulwich paintings and latest allotment books. 285 Upland Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22 0DN. May 10th, 6 – 9 pm. Also visit plot 52 & Julia Burnett . Best Wishes, Greg.

Greg Becker / The Rowley Gallery

Frames of reference

Autumn Statement

In his recent autumn statement, the chancellor George Osborne, as far as I know, did not make any reference to either falling leaves, early frosts, golden hues or mists and mellow fruitfulness and not that I am an admirer of Mr Osborne, I will never the less try to follow his lead and not dwell on its well know visual attributes. Because lets face it, as seasons go, autumn is a bit of a cliché and for any artist who doesn’t aspire to see their work adorning biscuit tins or tacky calendars it is definitely one to be avoided. This was (I convinced myself) my opinion when a couple of years ago I received a private commission to paint a picture depicting autumn and for a long time I pretended that autumn’s corny overtones were the reason I could never seem to start the picture. Continue reading “Autumn Statement”

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Weeds Of The Imagination

On seeing my book An Illustrated Allotment Alphabet people often ask ‘do you actually have an allotment?’ to which, slightly offended, I reply ‘Yes!’

But really, there is no reason why I should feel disappointed, particularly as plot 52, my allotment blog on which the book is based, has now largely become a work of fiction. Continue reading “Weeds Of The Imagination”

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