KATE LYNCH

 

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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).

"The Beekeeper and the Bee – paintings, drawings and the voices of Somerset beekeepers", Publication date 1st June 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9544394-4-6

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OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Sheep Cover

Sheep Exhibition

From Lamb to Loom, An Illustrated Journey
ISBN: 978-0-9544394-2-2
Published by Furlong Fields Publishing

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Paintings, drawings and Somerset voices, Foreword by David Bellamy
ISBN: 0-9544394-0-6


AWARDS

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 is married to painter James Lynch and they live on the Somerset Levels. Their daugher, Alice Mary Lynch is a designer and dollmaker.

"Kate's paintings are not realistic in a photographic sense but are deeply expressive and atmospheric through meticulous observation of her subjects"
Fanny Charles, Blackmore Vale Magazine