Boyd & Evans
BOYD & EVANS (b 1944/45)
Fionnuala Boyd and Les Evans started working together in 1968. They have travelled extensively to find images for their work, including periods in the Malaysian Peninsula and Borneo. Their most enduring obsession is with landscape, particularly of the southwestern United States. This research has formed the majority of their artistic output whether it be painting or photography.
Photography has always been an integral part of their practice. To start with their photographs were mainly source material for the paintings, capturing images when it wasn't practical to paint them. Extensive research and experimentation resulted in an increasing understanding of how photographs can be reformed to convey the essence and substance of a landscape which otherwise could only have existed in their mind's eye or as pigment laid down on canvas.