Never formally trained, Boyd began drawing as a child, and he credits his prolific output with having learned then to be comfortable with the idea of boredom, taking it as a meditative space of inspiration rather than as a lack thereof. “Growing up I didn’t have traditional television access… it left a window of opportunity for my brothers and I to get properly bored. To me, in my observation, that’s where music and art rushed in, to fill that void,” Boyd has said
His experiments with more tactile media first came in the form of designing concert fliers for his shows, but has since evolved into complex figurative watercolors and ink drawings that have been exhibited internationally as far as Zurich, Rome, and Cologne. The works pull in a mix of influences from his California upbringing; shades of street art and surf culture are evident, as well as the calculated symmetries and repeated shapes of Eastern art forms such as mandalas or Islamic patterning.