Cornwall Contemporary 1 Parade Street, Penzance

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Jamie Boyd

Jamie Boyd








Jamie Boyd: I was born and educated in Eastbourne where I gained a distinction in Art and Design at Eastbourne College of Arts. I then moved to Cornwall where I studied Illustration, graduating with a BA First Class Honours Degree, and then went on to achieve an MA Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts.

My work has been exhibited in various venues internationally, in both solo and mixed exhibitions. I have recently been the artist in residence at Falmouth Docks.

As a painter living in Falmouth, I paint a varied range of landscape, still life and figurative subjects, from seascapes to heavy industry, using both drawing in-situ and studio based painting in my practice.

Influenced by my own personal experiences, I creatively wish to unveil the beauty of my surroundings through the medium and poetry of painting.

Jamie Boyd is a dynamic and industrious artist. Falmouth, Cornwall remains his base since he graduated from art college there, but he travels extensively which motivates and inspires the work. Travelling has always provided major artistic input stemming from receiving a number of artistic travelling bursary awards whilst still a student and also as he began his full time painting career. Jamie has just returned from a number of months travelling through Africa. He continues to be one of the most successful painters at Cornwall Contemporary’s London exhibitions and I believe his career will continue to flourish.

Sarah Brittain, Director, Cornwall Contemporary

Selected solo shows
2012 A Little Rain, Cornwall Contemporary
2011 Cold White Envelope, Cornwall Contemporary
2010 Swimming in the shallows, Cornwall Contemporary
2009 Retreat, Cornwall Contemporary
The Face of Kenya, Open Space galleries, Cornwall
2008 Embark, commissioned by CAN, King Harry Ferry, Cornwall
2006 Falmouth Docks, Poly, Cornwall

Selected Group shows

2016 Spring Collection, Cornwall Contemporary
2014 Jamie Boyd and Pippa Young, Cornwall Contemporary
2013 Making Faces, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
2011 Ruth Borchard self – portrait award, Kings Place Gallery, London
Exeter Contemporary Open, Phoenix Gallery, Devon 
British Impressionists, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
2009 London Show, Cornwall Contemporary at the Lennox Gallery, London
Columbia Road Gallery, London
2008 London Show, Cornwall Contemporary at the Lennox Gallery, London
Feel the Breeze, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall
2007 Still life, Cornwall Contemporary, Cornwall 
Curtain Call, Queen Street gallery, Hampshire 
Alan Kluckow Fine Art, Berkshire
Kilnhanger House, Surrey
St. Giles Street gallery, Norfolk
2006 Premier exhibition, Cornwall Contemporary
Brunel 200, Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall 
Thompsons Marylebone, London

Selected Awards and Achievements
2013 Selected for the ‘Motel themed art prize’ by author Willy Vlautin
2012 AA2A Award, residency at Plymouth College of Arts, Devon 
2011 Selected for the Ruth Borchard self – portrait award, Kings Place Gallery, London
Selected for the Exeter Contemporary Open prize,Devon
2010 Artworks for The Screechy Badman’s Dinner Party radio blog
2009 National Campaign for the Arts, promotional image
AA2A Award, residency at Plymouth College of Arts, Devon
2008 Embark: Ferry Art, commissioned by CAN, King Harry Ferry, Cornwall
2007 Artist residency at Falmouth Docks 
2006 Creative Skills Dispelling the Myth, Travel Award
2005 Creative Skills, Travel Award
2004 The Lynn Foundation Award 
Creative Skills, Skills development Award
2003 Ferdinand Zweig Scholarship
Fenton Travel Arts Bursary 
2002 Sidney Perry Trust Awar

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Cornwall Contemporary
1 Parade Street
Queens Square
TR18 4BU

Telephone: 01736 874749

opening times:
monday - Saturday  10 - 5

Gallery Director:
Sarah Brittain-Mansbridge

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