Expressionistic (Discovery) Periods – Late 1960’s

The artist is strongly announcing his favoured, strong colour palette now, and this will remain for the most part as a signature of his works.  Broad knife and brush laden with colour is generously applied with expressionistic energy on painted surfaces that now have become larger.  By the late 1960’s, another road to discovering himself, opened. For the most part, the nude dominates.  Figures drift and float in their almost non-descript environment.  The beyond surreal, and near dreamlike quality of the paintings, together with their particular saturated colour palette is in harmony with a modern aesthetic that ran through all the arts and design world of the 1960’s. The content of the paintings are much more felt as representations as opposed to the clear representation from any of the earlier works.  This productive period came to an abrupt end, and, was followed by a most distinct departure from all that had gone before. The human form ‘remains ‘seriously pursued. – figures float in nondescript space – thinly applied paint leads to heavy impasto – emotional brushstrokes — unlimited pallet