The Three Periods

Late Period

The work from the final years has its own distinctive characteristics. However, these seem to come from changes in his emotional state during his life in Presteigne, rather than any alteration in his thinking. It is impossible to point to a particular moment when the work changed. The gouache becomes looser and is allowed to dribble to great effect (see Jarge) and the colour varies, sometimes vivid, sometimes dark as in the early period. As in the middle period, there is a wide range of imagery, some more adventurous than ever. However, the work of this period is dominated by the many paintings he produced which draw their inspiration from his memories of country people. There is still humour but also great poignancy.

Milk Time
Milk Time
Jarge
Jarge
Holbetonwards
Holbetonwards
Penitent
Penitent
Lady in Red
Lady in Red
Chuck-Chuck-Chuck
Chuck-Chuck-Chuck