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Kate Lynch is best known as a rural documentary artist. Her charcoal drawings, pastels and paintings celebrate traditional rural work in Somerset – willow growing and basketmaking, farming, cheesemaking, beekeeping, cidermaking and other crafts and trades. As well as painting and drawing  the people working in fields and barns, she collects their personal stories and these oral histories are included in her exhibitions and books. 




Kate exhibits  her paintings and drawings, gives illustrated talks and runs expressive charcoal drawing workshops. She has been recognized with awards from the Arts Council, Somerset Heritage,The Lark Trust,Elmgrant Trust, Wessex Water and other bodies. She is married to painter James Lynch and they live on the Somerset Levels. Their daughter, Alice Mary Lynch is a designer and doll maker. For invitations to open studio events and exhibitions please sign up to the mailing list on the Contact page. Work currently for sale is included in the Gallery section.

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New Book 
Somerset Portraits and Voices


“Kate’s paintings are not realistic in a photographic sense but are deeply expressive and atmospheric.”

Fanny Charles

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