David Boyd Jr OPA

Newnan, Georgia-

David Boyd, Jr. b. 1973  

Boyd attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, receiving a degree in illustration. After college, he returned to his hometown and taught art to middle and high school students for 20 years before pursuing his love of painting full time in 2014 . In 2016 Boyd cofounded The Studio School at Three Hearts Farm where he teaches foundations in oil painting and hosts award winning painters for workshops throughout the year. Boyd also teaches workshops across the southeast. In the fall of 2017, he opened The Boyd Gallery in historic downtown Newnan, Georgia. Boyd took his teaching online in 2020, starting The Basement Sessions which consists of demos, mentoring and critiquing. Boyd is the proud father of David Boyd, III (b. 2015) and Aila Boyd (b. 2018)

Boyd is an avid outdoor painter and is an active member of several groups including the Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (in which he currently serves as president), and is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. He is the founder of the Southside Outdoor Sketchers group, SOS, and a founding member of the Society of Seven. Boyd is an award-winning artist and his work can be found in private collections across the globe. His work is available on his website at www.davidboydjr.com

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