Work samples

  • DIY Lobotomy
    DIY Lobotomy, 2018. Acrylic on hardboard, 24x32in.
  • Circus Sisters
    Circus Sisters, 2009. Acrylic on hard board, 28x42in.
  • Gazelle (Triptych)
    Gazelle (Triptych), 2012. Acrylic on three 20x16in. canvas boards, 23.5x53in.
  • Imp of Anomie
    Imp of Anomie, 2014. Acrylic on Canvas, 11x14in.

About Hal

Baltimore County
“I want to make the art that is mine to make.”
 
Hal Boyd was born on October 5, 1934, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, a town that figures in the history of the blues. He grew up there and in Blytheville, Arkansas, another small city in the Mississippi River Delta. Blytheville was mildly renowned for its National Cotton-Picking Contest, an annual event.
 
Hal enjoyed making art from an early age. In elementary school, he was enrolled briefly in a high school art class, since… more

I want to make the art that is mine to make.

  • Betelgeuse
    Betelgeuse, 1981. Oil on canvas board, 14x11in.
  • Sentinel
    Sentinel, 2005. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 24x18in.
  • Bride and Groom
    Bride and Groom, 1989, Acrylic on hard board, 48x36in.
  • Circus Sisters
    Circus Sisters, 2009. Acrylic on hard board, 28x42in.
  • Dreamscape
    Dreamscape, 2000. Acrylic on hardboard, 48x36in.
  • Name of the Father
    Name of the Father, 2004. Acrylic on canvas, 28x42in.
  • Interior Decorator
    Interior Decorator, 2006. Acrylic on hard board, 32x24in.
  • Dancer at Rest
    Dancer at Rest, 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 30x24in.
  • Sanctuary
    Sanctuary, 2004. Acrylic on hard board, 28x42in.
  • Sisters
    Sisters, 2001. Acrylic on canvas, 24x18in.

Boldness is the main thing I learned from artists like David Smith.

  • Mr. Big
    Mr. Big, 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 14x11in.
  • Tree House
    Tree House, 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 24x30in.
  • Gazelle (Triptych)
    Gazelle (Triptych), 2012. Acrylic on three 20x16in. canvas boards, 23.5x53in.
  • Levitation
    Levitation, 2012. Acrylic on cradled wood panel, 36x24in.
  • J'Accuse
    J'Accuse, 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 20x16in.
  • Ventriloquist
    Ventriloquist, 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 36x24in.
  • Ad Man
    Ad Man, 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 14x11in.
  • Red Dress
    Red Dress, 2013. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 20x16in.
  • The Return of the Golden Boy
    The Return of the Golden Boy, 2009. Oil on stretched canvas, 24x20in.
  • Dog at Earth's Edge
    Dog at Earth's Edge, 2010. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 24x20in.

Freud's Dreams, Jung's Alchemy, Lacan's objet petit a

  • Blue Ridge Baptism
    Blue Ridge Baptism, 2013, Acrylic on stretched canvas, 20x24in.
  • Chapeau
    Chapeau, 2014. Acrylic on hardboard, 36x24in.
  • Diva
    Diva, 2014. Acrylic on hardboard, 24x24in.
  • Imp of Anomie
    Imp of Anomie, 2014. Acrylic on Canvas, 11x14in.
  • Flesh, Fish, or Fowl
    Fish, Flesh or Fowl, 2017. Acrylic on hardboard, 24x20in.
  • Drying our Nails
    Drying our Nails, 2017. Acrylic on hardboard. 24x24in.
  • Black Hole
    Black Hole, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 30x24in.
  • DIY Lobotomy
    DIY Lobotomy, 2018. Acrylic on hardboard, 24x32in.
  • Hill Country Night
    Hill Country Night, 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 14x11in.
  • Angel
    Angel, 2015. Acrylic on canvas board, 7x5in.

Grandma Moses meets Sigmund Freud

  • Talking Dog
    Talking Dog, 2018. Acrylic on hardboard, 24x18in.
  • Ikon
    Ikon, 2019. Acrylic on cradled wood panel, 36x24in.
  • Novella
    Novella, 2019. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 40x30in.
  • Pastoral
    Pastoral, 2019. Acrylic on cradled wood panel, 36x24in.
  • Rethinking Desire
    Rethinking Desire, 2019. Acrylic on stretched canvas, 40x30in.
  • Revelation
    Revelation, 2019. Acrylic on cradled wood panel, 36x24in.
  • Subject-Object
    Subject-Object, 2019. Acrylic on cradled wood panel, 36x24in.
  • Talkers
    Talkers, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 20x16in.
  • Hagiography
    Hagiography, 2019. Acrylic on cradled wood panel 36x24in.
  • Tall Girl with Zoot Suitor
    Tall Girl with Zoot Suitor, 2019. Acrylic on cradled wood panel, 36x24in.