primitive figurative

prototype paintings from the early 1980'

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These paintings are amongst those that I made
after I leaving college,
and date from 1983 until about '87. Wow, where did that time go?
They are the first works of mine that show some sort of originality. I think.

These are the paintings that made me realise
that I really, truly wanted to be an artist.

I painted quite a few at home until I got my first studio in 1985.

The figures in these pics are more primitive and somehow
less "human" than the later, more realistic figurative paintings.

Justin Bailey artist London, United Kingdom.