Helmut Becker was born in 1931 in the Alberta Badlands and grew up in rural Saskatchewan, where he was strongly influenced by artist and teacher Wynona Mulcaster. Her approach to art as a heartfelt method of communication resonated with the young Becker.
Becker studied Art and Art History at the University of Saskatchewan and Printmaking and Drawing at the University of Wisconsin. Throughout his career, Becker has taught Printmaking, Papermaking, Hand Papermaking and Fibre Flax & Hemp Research at Nova Scotia College of Art, the University of Calgary and the University of Western Ontario.
Also in the collection are landscape images from all over Ontario depicting colourful rocks and calm water scenes. She is a member in the Gallery Painting Group and is excited to participate once again for the 3rd year in the London Artist Studio Tour while exhibiting in the Westland Gallery to start the year off. Check out her fresh chic card designs online @marilynlazenbydesigns and in Curiosities, Framing & Art, Rivertown Gallery and Art & Soul Cafe.
Marilyn attended Fanshawe College for Fine Art and the Advertising Art Program in Design, Business Communication and Marketing. She is an instructor with the the London Arts Council's LAIR/ AECE program, and was a Professor at Fanshawe from September 1998 - 2016.