BOYD, Jamie

1948 - ?

Jamie Boyd and his wife Helena

Jamie Boyd was born in Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia on 19 November 1948, only son of artist Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd and his wife Yvonne Hartland, daughter of John Aim Lennie Hartland, who married on 6 March 1945. With the family, Jamie Boyd moved to London as a young boy and at the age of 17 began painting full-time in London. Jamie studied art and music at the Academy of Arts and Design, London, graduating in 1960 and in 1965 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 his father Arthur Boyd in 1999. Jamie Boyd, international in his stature, with roots in Australia, Italy, and London as well as at Ramsholt, Suffolk with his patient, painstaking, un-showy, exhilarating visions of Suffolk landscapes or of Australian landscapes, worked on and completed in Suffolk. Every landscape he works on, 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 in Suffolk. 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; "Londinium" (Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery) and the City of London Festival and more 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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