Kit Boyd studied Visual Art at the University of Wales Aberystwyth 1988-91 and specialised in painting and photography. Kit now works from his studio near the Thames Barrier, London.
Kit's art 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 Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash, John Craxton, John Minton, Keith Vaughan, & Eric Ravilious.
Kit identifies closely with British neo-romantic artists as they found a 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), Kit's pictures are a refuge from the frantic modern world where media and technology conspire against quietude and contemplation. Kit now spends his 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.