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Lot 7: Graham Boyd

Lot 7: Graham Boyd Paddler 2013
40 x 52 cm, Oil on canvas

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Graham Boyd was born in Bristol 1928. After completing 2 years military service, he returned to Watford School of Art to study book illustration and design and an Art Teachers diploma at London University. He spent another two years in the former Southern Rhodesia where his response to the scale and light led him increasingly into abstraction.

Returning to the UK, Boyd’s work was taken up by the Waddington Gallery and he also showed with the London Group, the Artists International Association, Royal Academy, The John Moores, Liverpool Biennale. He continued to show regularly in this country and abroad where he taught on a one year teaching exchange at The University of New Hampshire, and travelled overland to the Grand Canyon and New Mexico.

For many years Cornish based artists have made a considerable contribution to modernist abstract painting and sculpture, and for Boyd also the South West has provided an ongoing excitement in its light, minerals, the sea and prehistoric monuments - recharging his creativity whilst he seeks to produce an equivalence to the light and space and other dimensions encapsulated.

His work combines spontaneity with precision. Tactile application of acrylic paint also reveal thinly brushed- in areas of an under-painting simultaneously alongside palette knife impasto.

Graham Boyd has had forty solo exhibitions. His work is represented in many public and private collections. They include, Walker Gallery Liverpool, Trinity College Oxford, The Oxford Centre for Management Studies, William Underwood Co., Boston USA, Triangle Artists, New York, BMW Financial Services, The Landmark Trust, Catalunya Institute of Contemporary Art Barcelona, Bushey Museum, University of Hertfordshire, and The National Art Collection.