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
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