Boyd’s art practise explores our relationship with landscape and our place in nature. He works in the British Romantic tradition following the path of Samuel Palmer and the neo-romantic artists of the 1940s.
Where the Neo-Romantics were escaping from the horrors of war (or in the case of Samuel Palmer, the industrial revolution), his imagery is a refuge from the frantic modern world where media and technology conspire against quietude and contemplation.
“While I am not against these advances, I am aware of the danger of losing touch with our environment. I believe the pastoral idyll can continue to co-exist with our advances in technology.”
His series of Man on a Laptop etchings express this coexistence of the new world with the pastoral and ancient.