Like his work, he reminds me a lot of Bernie Fuchs, I think they're both handling composition and negative space in a similar manner, a way that works for me. Fuchs colours and more painterly approach work better for me but that's just a matter of taste.
Yea Bernie Fuchs is another inspiration for me, and I do prefer his painterly approach. Tipped me too the Bernie post..bugger
It's interesting that this compositional style seemed to be restricted to illustration rather than gallery work for a long time. I don't see much as interesting happening in the 'fine art' world during the same period. Illustration seemed to be pushing the frontiers of composition and negative space.
I concur.... good times