James Lynch grew up in Devizes, Wiltshire and now lives on the Somerset Levels. He is largely self-taught. James paints using the ancient medium of egg tempera which he has spent years mastering. Egg tempera is applied in thin layers and each painting is the result of scores of glazes, building up the brilliant richness of colour slowly. The paint glazes are translucent and allow light to bounce back from the underlying white gesso ground, giving egg tempera paintings a unique glow.