Bill Boyd has had a strong sense of self expression from a young age. In art class his use of big strokes of paint and dark colors unsettled his 2nd grade teacher, and the concerns she expressed to Bill's parents lead to time spent at a military school. Bill was understandably a bit hesitant about creative expression for a while! Eventually he gave in to an ever present urge to create, and took up photography as a way of recording his reactions to life. At 60, after retiring from a distinguished career as a civil engineer and litigation consultant, he once again picked up a paintbrush. Bill equates the development of his images with the push and pull of the earth moving he directed as a civil engineer. Abstract shapes are being moved, and forms uncovered. As a painter, Bill describes himself as "sculpting with color and marks", moving from chaos towards the connections of relationships.