Comparing the artworks of five generations of his family, Jamie Boyd says the differences in each artist's works say more than the similarities. "I was looking at a water colour by [great-grandmother] Emma Minnie and it is very similar to my son Nathaniel's oil painting," he said.
"They both have very sensitive, almost fragile, handling of the paint. There's a quality that comes across, a kind of mood.
Foot note: Jamie Boyd is the most important living artist of the Boyd artistic family. He is represented in important collections around the world including Queen Victoria Museum Gallery England, The Tavistock Centre London, National Gallery of Australia, and the National Gallery of Victoria.