Greg Becker (b. 1958, Nuneaton, England) left his home town of Nuneaton in 1977 firstly to study Graphics at Leeds University and then from 1980-83, Illustration at the Royal College of Art.
Picasso, Surrealism and German Expressionism were strong influences on Greg's early work. In 1996, he had a solo exhibition at London’s National Theatre of paintings and published illustrations which mingled the above influences with a more particularly British humour and quirkiness.
Since then Greg gradually moved away from the world of commissioned illustration to making paintings that reflect his immediate environment and personal experiences. Greg likes to paint quiet scenes with an echo of a tranquil lost world in which ideally there is a suggestion of secrets yet to unfold. He tries to fuse this longing for an imaginary forgotten era into images inspired by his regular walks in South Downs in West Sussex or parks near to his home in South London.
The paintings and prints he produces now aim to create a peaceful, contemplative mood and are created in a wide range of media using memory, location drawing and photographs as reference.
Selected Works


Leeds University. B.A. (hons.) Graphic Design

Royal College of Art M.A Illustration


1992                Venice Revisited, Royal Festival Hall                                  

1993                Woodcut to Computer, Royal Festival Hall

1994                London Open Exhibition, Royal Festival Hall. 

1994                Two man show, Greenwich Theatre

1994                AOI Images Show, Royal College of Art.

1995                AOI Images Show, Royal College of Art

1996                Fallen Angel, Enigma of Crystal Parchment

1996                Princess Schoonerfish, National Theatre

1996 – 2006    Art for Youth, Mall Galleries

1997                Christmas Show, Sally Hunter Fine Art

1998                AOI Images Show, Royal College of Art

1998                Solo show, Deborah Bates Fine Art

2001 – 03       Battersea Affordable Art Fair

2001                Wills Art Warehouse

2000 - 17       Alan Kluckow Fine Art

2004 – 07      Battersea Contemporary Art Fair 

2006 – 14       Rowley Gallery                                                                           

2007 – 19       Dulwich Festival Open House  

2013 – 15        Christmas Show, Highgate Contemporary Art

2014                 Friends Exhibitions, Dulwich Picture Gallery                                  

2015                 Brighton Art Fair

2017 – 18       Sunday Times Watercolour Exhibition                     

2018                Dulwich Walks, Jane Newbery Gallery                                 

2018 – 20       Discerning Eye annual exhibition

2020    Open Exhibition, Royal Institute of Painters in  Watercolour  

2021 – 21       Open Exhibition, Royal Watercolour Society

2021                Postcards Exhibition, Magnus Karlsson Gallery, 

2022                Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

2022                From Coast to Country Group Exhibition, John Martin 

2023                Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair

2023                Recent Landscapes, Spirit Studios Suffolk