This is a limited edition, fine art publication to celebrate the new collection of paintings by the contemporary English Romantic painter, James Lynch, accompanied by the haunting landscape poetry of Edward Thomas.
With essays by James Lynch and Richard Emeny, Chairman of the Edward Thomas Fellowship.
James Lynch (b1956) grew up in Wiltshire but has lived in Somerset all his working life. He paints the landscape he knows well and his painting of skies is informed from growing up with glider pilot parents and being a keen paraglider pilot himself. In the Renaissance tradition, James makes his own egg tempera paint, combining raw pigment with egg yolk. Many of the paintings in the book are inspired by Edward Thomas’ poems and the title of the exhibition comes from the poem ‘May 23’.
You are welcome to meet James and enjoy a glass of wine and a chat.