Kate Lynch is an experience qualified art teacher who has mixed her own paintings with teaching for over twenty-five years. She has run ambitious large-scale art projects in schools, villages, towns and hospitals. She tutors expressive drawing and other workshops for interested groups and gives illustrated talks on her work and about the people featured in her rural documentary projects.
These are some of the community projects which Kate co-ordinated:
2017 Abbey Farm, Glastonbury c1947 (illustrated left)
A collaborative painting by pupils from Elmhurst Junior School with Kate Lynch.
The painting depicts Abbey Farm (site of the Rural Life Museum) as
it was in about 1947 with its herd of Ayrshire milking
cows, steam threshing, working horses, dolly tub and mangle on washday,
and many other factual details as described by Margaret Shreeve (nee Mapstone) who lived on the farm.
The painting is on permanent display in the Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury.
Postcards will be available.
The Bee Garden 2014
Painted by one class at Huish Primary School, Yeovil during their Art Week.
High Ham Jubilee Drawing 2012
High Ham primary school pupils
Frome Tree of Life 2008
This was a commission from Frome Hospital. Co-ordinated by Kate Lynch and painted by over 200 adults and children. On permanent display in Frome Hospital.
Taunton Market Project 2005
An art and heritage project with primary schools
Somerset Orchard Project 2004-5
Pupils from five primary schools followed the seasonal life of an orchard through the year.
A triptych was the result.
Warminster, Wiltshire 1999
Commissioned community painting. On permanent display in Warminster Library. Painted by
pupils in all nine Warminster schools and with community participation on Saturday mornings.
Over 400 participants.
Heart of Frome 1996
Painted by over 150 contributors of all ages, on permanent display in Frome Library