I just occasionally surfed on this amazing gallery of artist previously unknown to me. I really enjoyed the pictures; they aren't particularly dark, in turn, they are mostly optimistic, romantic and nostalgic... the atmosphere of time shown in these paintings is really exciting. I still can't leave the gallery and want to share this link with you.
especially, of course, I liked absinthe-related paintings (some ones on gallery pages 4 and 5) ... and I wonder why glorious absinthe-related sites don't mention these paintings. IMHO they are really beautiful. Hope you like!