James has solo exhibitions and participates in mixed exhibitions in London and the West Country. He also welcomes visits to his Somerset studio. The paintings illustrated include commissioned work, paintings sold in exhibitions and some work which is available and for sale. If you would like more information about any of these paintings or invitations to exhibitions or open studio events please e-mail.
Below is James' newest work
Click on a painting for title and size. All the work is painted in egg tempera.
"If he has become known and sought after in the last few years it is
entirely on his own terms. He himself describes his development in very
practical terms: "I've always painted landscapes, then the animals got
in, and they got bigger and bigger…." He has always been fascinated by
skies, and the light which comes from them. He tells us he "always works
from the sky downward" and remembers that as a child, both his parents
being obsessive amateur fliers, he spent most of his weekends "looking
up at the sky, waiting for my parents to drop out of it". This more than
casual meteorological interest in skies has recently produced some
paintings as near as James Lynch has got to abstraction, isolating
windows full of nothing but quietly, glowing sky. He is still
developing, following his own inner light with an assiduity little short
of obsessive. That at least should guarantee that wherever it leads him
he is unlikely ever to disappoint us by emerging completely,
prosaically, into the light of common day."