BOYD, Jamie

1948 - ?

Jamie Boyd and his wife Helena

Jamie Boyd was born in Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia on 19 November 1948, only child of artist Arthur Boyd (1920-1999) and his wife Yvonne. An International painter and sculptor of a great inheritance, Jamie Boyd began painting en plein air at early age with family renowned artists such as his uncle David Boyd (1924-2011), with John Perceval (1923-2000), Sydney Nolan (1917-1992) and Charles Blackman (born 1928). Jamie studied Art and Music at London's School of Fine Art at Academy of Art and Design graduating in 1960 and in 1965 Boyd won the Foundation Michael Karolyi, Vence Painting Award. Jamie Boyd often works in his former family home Bundanon in New South Wales, now an art centre and retreat which the family bequeathed to the nation following the death of Arthur Boyd in 1999. His patient, painstaking, unshowy, exhilarating visions, whether of Narcissus and Echo, of Suffolk landscapes or of Australian landscapes worked on and completed in Suffolk. Jamie Boyd has been working in this area of England for thirty years and, although international in his stature, with his roots in Australia, Italy and London as well as at Ramsholt, Suffolk. Probably every landscape he does, whether the originating impulse comes from an Australian river, an observation in Tuscany or something mythological, is touched by the light and atmospherics of the River Deben, Suffolk. He holds regular exhibitions internationally and Australia and locally at the Chappel Galleries and North House Gallery, Essex. Over the past six decades Jamie Boyd has produced a prolific body of work represented in public collections around the world.

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