16 June - 4 July 2005
about the exhibition
Jamie Boyd is a painter with a great heritage. Son of Arthur Boyd, he has a family history that extends back through four generations of painters and sculptors. Jamie’s paintings and etchings are a lyrical evocation of direct experience with the landscape and also reaffirm the artistic values of his family. Jamie’s work oscillates between his London home and painting trips to “Bundanon”, where he is reunited with the surrounding landscape and its almost intangible beauty and strength. His images have a strong vertical motif of dense bush and trees combined with the strong horizontal of the Shoalhaven River itself, at times interrupted by a discordant note, a fallen tree partly submerged, or a bird flashing past. Jamie’s bold application of colour and his sensitivity to light, flowing form and arrangement make his work individual in composition and universal in appeal.
Born in Melbourne, Jamie moved to London with his family at a young age. He began his painting career full time in 1965 at the age of seventeen, with his first Australian exhibition at Bonython Galleries in Adelaide in 1966. Since then he has exhibited regularly in Australia, England, Italy, Germany and Holland. Jamie is represented in numerous private and public collections including Artbank, Sydney, Mertz Collection, (USA), Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, BHP Australia, Boxer Collection, Australia; the University of South Australia and the University of Western Australia.