Jared Boyd earned his degree in mechanical engineering at Oklahoma State University. Upon college graduation he quickly realized the necessity of discovering a productive hobby. He was at the Blue Dome Arts festival in 2015 in downtown Tulsa, OK, when he discovered a local artist's work that really moved him. He decided that day he was going to take art lessons for the first time, ultimately discovering his passion for art. In 2016, after experimenting with different styles and mediums, he took an abstract workshop with local abstract artist Cynthia Brown. It was after that workshop that he discovered a natural affinity to abstract art. Since then he has participated in a number of local shows including his own solo show at the Dennis Neil Equality Center in April 2017. In 2018 he traveled to Santa Fe to attend a workshop with nationally acclaimed abstract artist Charlotte Foust. He is committed to continue to grow as an artist and encourages others to support artists in their community.
My art is a response to the environment around me. The intention of my approach to painting is to be gestural, intuitive, and thoughtful. The sources of my inspiration are many and include emotion, thought, meditation, music, nature, and life. I utilize a variety of mediums including acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal, gesso, and oil pastels.
My process is to create many layers and marks on the canvas as to reveal the history of a piece. My intent is for the layers and mark making to illustrate an emotional and colorful journey on the canvas that is both visually appealing and balanced.
It's my belief that art brings special meaning to life. It's my hope that others can find special meaning in art as well.