David Boyd’s paintings recall a time when working the land was part of our daily survival, and the automobile was both a new modern convenience and an exciting new art form. Remnants of this life are rapidly becoming extinct, as it is only a matter of time before those rusty cars and tractors are completely disintegrated back into the earth. As a nod to his childhood memories as well as the passing of time, David wishes to preserve Southern American life in its current state of decay... “landscapes of rust.”


In his studio, David creates large scale paintings of those things he wishes he could keep forever... old signs, decaying building, old cars, trucks and tractors, and beautiful rural landscapes. The paintings are Boyd’s childhood memories, and accordingly, some of the paintings take the angle of a child’s viewpoint; lower to the ground.


Boyd earned his degree from Savannah College of Art & Design, and has studied under Millie Gosch, Gene Costanza, Jill Steenhuis, Roger Dale Brown, Marc Chatov, Scott Christensen, Greg LaRock, Sherrie McGraw, Ken DeWaard, Marc Hanson, and James Richards.


Boyd is a member of OPA and AIS. He has been selected for regional OPA shows and AIS National where he was awarded an Honorable mention by the judge, Kevin McPherson. In addition, Boyd has participated in and won awards at plein air events around the southeast including the Plein Air Affair in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, where he received the 3rd place award for his quick draw painting, the Callaway Gardens Plein Air Paint Out, the Paintin' The Town plein air event in historic College Park, Georgia, where he won second place, and most recently, Boyd received the Emerging Artist award at Florida's Forgotten Coast Paint Out Quick Draw.