James Lynch is a painter of the English landscape. His passion for wild flying (paragliding) often inspires his landscapes and skies and his work is often compared to Samuel Palmer and Eric Ravilious. He makes preliminary sketches on the spot and works on the paintings in his studio.
He paints using the ancient medium of egg tempera which he has spent years mastering. All his egg tempera paintings are made using pure ground pigments and egg yolks from his own hens. He makes the glue and gesso from the raw ingredients. The paintings are built up over time with many thin glazes of paint. As well as working in egg tempera on gesso coated panels, he makes smaller, more impromptu paintings on sized paper. On the Close-up page paintings can be magnified to see the surface quality.
James exhibits regularly in London and receives commissions from individual clients, corporations and other bodies. His work is in private and public collections. He welcomes enquiries and commissions.
""Lynch is very much part of the archetypal English landscape and its mythology. He belongs to a long line of truly English painters."