The Seventies

 

Painted in my Trieste studio during the 1970s, these are portraits of friends and family in New Zealand.  By this time I had lived in London and Italy for ten years.

The portraits are an indication of homesickness.  I was alternating between series of abstract paintings and my search for a way to paint figures, with influences ranging from Renaissance to English Pop Art.

 

All works are painted from photographs. 

Andy 1973
315x250mm
acrylic on paper
Private Collection
Four Friends 1972 - detail
1620x1100mm
acrylic on board
Mike & Sarah 1972
1110x1620mm
acrylic and collage on board