As an abstract painter, I seek to distill and alter the reality of what is seen, with what is felt. I am interested in how mark making, and the use of color and space, invites multiple interpretations and personal connections for the viewer.

My former career in fields of forensic analysis and civil engineering required the ability to conceptualize and interpret spatial concepts which I now apply to my studio practice as a painter.

Often working to music, I paint intuitively and spontaneously. Knowing nothing is static, I draw inspiration from the constant change that occurs in both in nature and within.

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California born and raised, William (Bill) Boyd’s career spanned 35 years as a professional civil and structural engineer and forensic engineer consultant in both California and Hawaii.

Driven by an abiding interest in art making since his early youth, Bill Boyd studied photography in 1986 at the University of California, San Diego and later at Palomar College, known for its respected photography program. His photography received awards in three international exhibitions.

Bill Boyd maintains a full-time studio practice as an abstract painter in Black Mountain, North Carolina where he has lived since 2003. His paintings can be seen at the Red House Gallery, Black Mountain, NC.