Lloyd is a New Zealand resident currently living in the city of Nelson at the top of the South Island.
He was born in England where he studied art and acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Honours from Falmouth School of Fine Art, and a Diploma in Art & Design from the Colchester Institute School of Art .
Since arriving in NZ in 1987, Lloyd has held numerous solo shows across both Islands and has been the recipient of national NZ awards for contemporary painting and for originality in the use of colour. He was gifted Artist Membership of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in 1990
Lloyd's work is represented in Public, Corporate and Private collections internationally.
Lloyd has for many years tutored painting and drawing and been actively involved with community arts projects, both in the UK and NZ.
Lloyd is represented in dealer galleries around the country. He works regularly on private commissions and welcomes opportunities to discuss creating personalised works free of any purchase obligation.
Although adept in most media, his current preference is oil paint stick on board. Lloyds’ work is notable for it’s simplicity of form and intensity of hue. This along with a strong sense of composition, has allowed him to develop a personal and recognisable style.
Responding to nearly all and everything that surrounds him, Lloyd often draws inspiration from myth and cross cultural symbolism. Underlying the work thematically is his personal celebration of both the childlike wonder and the often adult folly of being human which sees him revelling in the areas of satire and paradox.
His work appeals and works on varying conceptual levels and has often been described as both ‘affable and sardonic’. Having multiple entry levels allows wide accessibility and perhaps partly accounts for the fact that he is collected by people of varying ages and different walks of life from around the world.
Lloyd welcomes inquiries so feel free to contact him at anytime.