Swiming in the Shallows

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5 February — 1 March 2010

I had been away long enough for the plants from outside the studio to creep under the door and stretch out across the floor.

Is your jewellery still
Lost in the sand
Out on the coast
Or rushed into the brine
You left your rings
On the shoreline
So you wouldn't lose them
Swimming in the shallows

Sparklehorse: More yellow birds
 
Swimming in the shallows
 
I had been away long enough for the plants from outside the studio to
creep under the door and stretch out across the floor. The studio was
flooded with stacks of images that I had gathered before abandoning
them to go abroad.
 
On returning to the studio, delving through the material has
creatively inspired a new collection of paintings and printworks. In
turning over collections of sketchbooks, paintings and photos, I have
exposed and developed on material and an eclectic mix of subjects has
emerged.
 
I have also painted views of the harbour from the haven of my studio.
 
By not straying far from the studio images and the view, I have become
closer to these subjects. A return to swimming in the shallows....
 
Jamie Boyd Jan 2010
 
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