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Kit Boyd’s works in the British romantic tradition of art, exploring our relationship with landscape and our place in nature, and following the path of Samuel Palmer and the neo-romantic artists Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash, John Craxton, John Minton, Keith Vaughan, & Eric Ravilious.
Kit studied Visual Art at the University of Wales Aberystwyth 1988-91 specialising in photography and painting, and lived in rolling hills of the mid-Wales/Shropshire borders for several years before moving to London where he now lives and works.
“I identify closely with British neo-romantic artists as they found that connection in the rural idyll and refined their expression of the spirit of place. Where the Neo-Romantics were escaping from the horrors of war (or Samuel Palmer the industrial revolution), my pictures are 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.
My “Man on a laptop” images in the landscapes section are the expression of this coexistence of the new world with the pastoral and ancient.”