Lynne Boyd

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Lynne Boyd


Night, 1992
Lynne Boyd (Born 1954)
oil on canvas on board
25 x 25 cm
signed verso
Provenance: Charles Nodrum Gallery # 0508A (label attached verso)


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Lynne Boyd paints atmospheric landscapes. She plays on the inherent tension between liquidity and solidity in paint, layering watery veils of pigment in complex tones. Light, space, darkness, time are elements to which she returns to again and again in her work. They have the quality of dimensions rather than discrete images or subjects. Using traditional methods (oil, canvass) and formal disciplines of classical and modernist painting – the grid, the picture plane, play of line against field, minimalist orchestration of colour she finds the area of space mood and light which is poetic and beyond representation.

Lynne Boyd was born at Melbourne and attended the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Melbourne. In 1983 she completed a Bachelor of Arts and continued with postgraduate studies in painting and printmaking until 1984. She attended Monash University, Melbourne, and completed a Master of Fine Arts Degree in 2004.

Boyd was a lecturer at the VCA from 1985 to 1986, at RMIT University, Melbourne, from 1989 to 1991, at Monash from 1998 to 2002 in the Faculty of Art and Design and began lecturing at La Trobe University, Melbourne, in 2009.

Lynne Boyd has had several solo shows in Melbourne as well as numerous group shows nationally, including exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Parliament House, MOMA at Heide and the National Gallery of Victoria. She was a finalist in the Fleurieu Art Prize 2011 and the Fleurieu Water Prize 2011. Her work is represented in major collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria and the Parliament House Art Collection.