Kit Boyd

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.