|Interior with Bucket and Jug 1954
|Figure Undressing 1956
Between 1957 and 1960 his work appeared in various mixed exhibitions in London galleries. The work showed radical changes in style. Much influenced by late Braque and Nicholas de Stael he produced a powerful series of landscapes and figures with very heavy impasto. These included a large and important painting called "Summer Figure".
In 1961 a large composition, Figures On A Beach, contained enigmatic images and spaces that were seminal to developments in the late 60s. In 1962 Figures On A Beach was exhibited with the London Group.
Following this exhibition the scale of his work became smaller. A series of pastel drawings and oil paintings called "Fountains Abbey" became almost abstract. Close tones and freer forms marked the emergence of his mature style.
At this time he also met the painter Adrien de Menasce (1925-1995) and an exchange of ideas influenced them both.
|Fountains Abbey - Late Afternoon 1960
|Hill and Tree 1962