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Jamie Boyd

“His brilliance is not only reflected through his captivating use of colour, but also through the symbolism employed throughout his varied subject matter”.

“Jamie Boyd’s distinctive work reflects both the enduring influence of the Australian landscape and a broad international sensibility”.

Australian artist Jamie Boyd (b.1948), belongs to the renowned Boyd art dynasty.

Born in Melbourne, Jamie Boyd moved to London with his family as a young boy.

 

At the age of 17 he began painting full-time in London and trained at the Central School of Art and Design.

He held his first Australian exhibition in 1966 at the Bonython Galleries in Adelaide.

 

Since then he has exhibited regularly in Australia and throughout Europe.

 

His work is represented in public collections including Artbank Australia, Tavistock Centre London, National Gallery of Victoria amongst others.

He has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia and Europe including at Gallerie D’Eendt – Amsterdam; The Palazzo Strozzi – Florence; Christchurch Mansions – Ipswich, England; “Londinium” (Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery) and the City of London Festival.

 

An acknowledged master-colourist, Jamie Boyd’s paintings often have a lyrical dream-like quality.

The poetic qualities of Boyd’s paintings match the sensitive attention he gives to surface textures, while his vigorous, instinctive response to landscape is balanced by a sense of mischief. For instance, the surrealist leitmotif of the lion appears in the painting “Interior with Giogione”.

 

Biography courtesy of the artist’s website.