Painting the Future

Abstract artist Graham Boyd has been using acrylic paints since the 1970s. He first came across them when he was on a Triangle Workshop in New York. At the workshop he met paint producer and acrylic paint pioneer Sam Golden.

Abstract acrylic Graham Boyd

Graham with small acrylic abstract

Graham Boyd took to the new material and began using acrylic paints upon his return to his Hertfordshire studio. The prolific octogenarian abstract artist has been using acrylic paints ever since.

Graham Boyd studied at Watford School of Art and London Universtity Institute of Education. His work is in collections internationally and he has exhibited widely.

Interaction book Graham Boyd Kingstreetimages

Graham Boyd show Interaction book produced by Kingstreetimages


Sam Golden later went on to found New Berlin,  New York based paint producer Golden Artists Colors.

mixture of paints from Graham Boyd Studio

Graham Boyd’s acrylic paints


“My concern has always been, through colour, to evoke the sensation of luminous space as a parable for inner feeling. I believe that painting is still capable of exceeding all other forms of visual expression in its infinite capacity to be physical, spiritual, autonomous and renewable.” 

Graham Boyd

artist Graham Boyd in Studio

Graham Boyd in his Studio

Graham Boyd Shows at Gibberd Gallery

For a more in depth look at abstract artist Graham Boyd’s work please take a look at our film For Want of a Label: Graham Boyd

In the film he talks about his work, influences, and color theory among other things with contribution from independent art advisor and curator Sandra Higgins.

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