“My concern has always been, through colour, to evoke the sensation of luminous space as a parable for inner feeling. I believe that painting is still capable of exceeding all other forms of visual expression in its infinite capacity to be physical, spiritual, autonomous and renewable.”
Graham Boyd was formerly B.A.Hons. Fine Art Degree Course Leader and Head of Painting at the University of Hertfordshire 1976 - 1993. He studied at Watford School of Art and London University Institute of Education, NDD,ATD. Two years residence S. Rhodesia, one year University of New Hampshire teaching exchange 1972-3. Now painting full time in his Hertfordshire studio.
John Moores: R.A., Arts Council of N. Ireland; Arts Council of G.B.; London Group; A.1.A. Big Pictures; Annely Juda "Shapes in Spaces".
Triangle Artists N.Y. & Barcelona; Waddington Galleries.
Paintings in the Seventies' Piper Gallery,London,2012
Walker Gallery, Liverpool;
Trinity College, Oxford: Oxford.
Centre for Management Studies:
University of Hertfordshire;
University of the City of London;
University of Cambridge;
Triangle Artists, New York, U.S.A.;
Institute of Contemporary Art, Barcelona;
Casa da Cultura, Faial, Azores;
BMW Financial Services;
The Landmark Trust;
Bushey Museum and Art Gallery
Various private collections, U.K., U.S.A., Canada, Holland, France, Zimbabwe, Portugal, Spain.
International Artists Workshops:
* New York Triangle 1983
* Barcelona Triangle 1987
* Anglo-Dutch; Rounton, N. Yorkshire 1992
* Multi-Media International Artists Symposium, Azores 1995.
The Multi Media Symposium Exhibition travelled to Sociedade Nacionale de Bellas Artes, Lisbon and Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid in 1996 and finally retitled ‘Atlantic Fusion’, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London E14 in 1997.
Recent Exhibitions include:
'deli-Art in Bristol' at St Georges, Brandon Hill, 2002
'Summer Exhibition', at Lemon St. Gallery, Truro 2002
'Striking Lights', at deli-Art in London 2004 (solo)
'The Energy of Colour', with Sheila Girling, 2003
'Confluence' at the Pilgrim Gallery, London, 2004
'The Long Haul', at Bushey Museum and Art Gallery, 2004 (solo)
'The Alchemy of Colour' at the Pavilion Gallery, Chenies Manor, 2004 (solo)
'Dancing with Colour' at the Salt Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall, 2004
Recent paintings. Salt Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall 2006
Consistently Abstract, group show, Salt Gallery, Hayle, Cornwall, 2006
Courtyard Gallery, Hertford. (solo) 2007
S.E.1 Gallery, London (solo) 2007.
Parndon Mill Gallery,Harlow ( solo ) 2008
Recent Paintings ,The Plough,Shepreth (solo) 2009
' Painting the Sublime' The Campden Gallery (solo). 2009
Summer exhibitions The Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden, Glos. 2008 & 2009.
Bushey Museum & Art Gallery,Painting as Metaphor (solo) 2010
Watford Museum, The Primacy of Colour, (solo) 2011
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012
New Possibilities: Abstract Paintings from the Seventies. Piper Gallery, W1T 1PE 2012
Graham Boyd,Recent Paintings,The Hertford Theatre Gallery 2013
' Conversing in Colour' at Artistsmeet, Rickmansworth 2013
'Interaction', The Gibberd Gallery 2014
'Paint', Hertford Theatre Gallery 2014
'Jazz', The Gibberd Gallery 2015.
Campden |Gallery, Chipping Campden, Summer Exhibition 2015
private view Tues. 19 th April 7 - 9 pm. Opening Times :Tues. - Sat. 10am- 4 pm.
The New Hampshire Grids: drawings and watercolours from the 1970s, Courtyard Gallery, Hertford April 2016..and forthcoming at Parndon Mill, Harlow April- May 2017
2018 Compulsive Dreamer:Graham Boyd at Ninety.The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk.12th April - 26th May.tues.- sat 10 -4 pm