James Lynch (b.1956) works in the ancient medium of egg tempera, which he makes himself from raw ground pigments and egg yolks from his own chickens. Although Lynch has been a professional painter since he was twenty, he is largely self-taught. His portraits of farm animals in romantic Wessex landscapes attracted the interest of serious collectors, publishers and London galleries.

By the 1990s he had won a prize at the Royal Academy for Watercolour as well as the Spectator Art Award. For the past thirty years Lynch has had regular one-man exhibitions in London, firstly at the Maas Gallery and more recently with Jonathan Cooper. Lynch’s work has been commissioned by the National Trust and Folio Society. In his spare time, he is a key paraglider.


2017                        ‘A Parallel Reality’, Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk, London
2014                        ‘There never was a finer day’, Jonathan Cooper, London
2011                        ‘The Inhabited Landscape’, Jonathan Cooper London
2006                        Maas Gallery, London
2004                        Black Swan, Frome, Somerset
2001,2003              Maas Gallery, London
2000                        Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset
1999                        Maas Gallery, London
1998                        Retrospective, Mompesson House, Salisbury (National Trust Foundation for Art)
1991, 93, 95,97      Maas Gallery, London
1988                        Odette Gilbert, London
1984,85,86             Nevill Gallery, Bath