It's in that time that he begins to develop the technical of pastel and carvon.
Later in 1990, he began painting with oil on canvass.
In 1995 immigrated to Switzerland, never forgetting the painter. It was in Switzerland that he made his first expositions and his paintings were been in several places such as St. Galen, Zurique, Lausanne, Sion, Sierre, Montana, Nax, Vercorin and Martigny.
In order to show his paintings in Portugal , he began to expose them in the municipal Library and chamber's in collaboration with the Mirita Casimiro auditorium (Viseu).
Nowadays Lopes lives in Ollon , in the Canton of Valais.