Under an English Heaven – paintings by James Lynch

I’ve always been interested in the skies and weather, ever since I was a child. Now I often find myself soaring with the swallows and birds, which fly alongside me, chasing the insects swept up in the thermals.

James Lynch – a paragliding artist

James Lynch is one of my favourite artists – his paintings are in the tradition of people like Eric Ravilious and further back to Samuel Palmer, but also have that slightly mystical, surreal quality that characterises art and illustration from the seventies I’ve already included here. I think they stand alongside any of the great timeless landscape painters – the two here don’t really do justice.

More information about his work is available at his website here. There is also a beautiful hardback book available from there featuring 26 of his paintings.