The Estuary

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  • About this work of Art

    Kit Boyd
    The Estuary
    Linocut on Fabriano 250g Paper
    Hand-signed and titled
    Edition of 10
    Landscape of birds and seedheads in an estuary
    Size: H15 x W15cm
    Sheet Size: H20cm x W20cm
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    The Estuary is a limited edition print by Kit Boyd. The bright colours that Boyd uses play off each other to make this a statement piece. Kit Boyd comments “My art explores our relationship with landscape and our place in nature. I work in the British romantic tradition following the path of Samuel Palmer and the neo-romantic artists Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash, John Craxton, John Minton, Keith Vaughan, & Eric Ravilious. I have a studio at Arthub next to the Thames Barrier: visitors are welcome by appointment. I studied Visual Art at the University of Wales Aberystwyth 1988-91 specialising in photography and painting and writing my dissertation on John Craxton. My interest in Neo-romanticism continued after I left college and my style developed over the years moving away from my earlier surrealist images. 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. Now I spend my time between London and the mid-Wales/Shropshire borders, where the vision of Samuel Palmer is alive in the British countryside – the moon rises above sheep fields and the lush vegetation twines darkly in old drovers’ lanes. 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.”

  • Additional information
    • Size : H 20 cm x W 20 cm
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