Kate Lynch has become known for her rural art projects in Somerset - drawings and paintings of traditional farming, trades and crafts and recorded interviews with her subjects. Her early journeys were with willlow growers and basketmakers on the Somerset Levels (Willow 2003) and shepherds and other people working with wool (Sheep – from Lamb to Loom 2009). Her most recent project has been The Beekeeper and the Bee (touring exhibition 2012-13).
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Kate has received awards and prizes for her work from The Arts Council, Somerset County Council, Wessex Water, Black Swan Arts and the Somerset Levels and Moors Action for Rural Communities, the Lark Trust, the Elmgrant Trust and other bodies. Her paintings are in several public collections, including The Wessex Collection, Longleat; Talboys Collection, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol; Somerset County Museums Collection; St. George's Hospital Trust, London.
"Kate's paintings are not realistic in a photographic
sense but are deeply expressive and atmospheric through meticulous
observation of her subjects"