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Katy Lynton  in her West London studio, 2023

Artist Katy Lynton has been painting full-time for over three decades. To date this totals approximately 80,640 days of dedication to her art. She studied at London's Chelsea School of Art from 1989-1991. In 1994 she was selected to be one of three students on the Postgraduate course in Advanced Painting at Central St. Martins.

Since graduating, Katy has exhibited works in group shows and art fairs all over the globe including London, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and Tokyo. She had a solo show at Mount Stuart in Bute, Scotland in 2003, ("Trip the Fantastic" with curator Sophie Crichton-Stuart)  followed by a solo show in Habitat under designer Tom Dixon’s creative directorship ("Love Tricks, Make Magic"). 

 In 2006, she had a solo show at Tom-Tom Gallery (with curator Flinton Chalk) in London's Soho (where Banksy and Jamie Reid also exhibited).

In 2007, she started producing back-lit illuminated paintings (please refer to Illuminated painting page for the back story) and went on to showcase these with the curator Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst, in her house in Conway Street London ("In the Light of Clear Presence").

Katy was commissioned by Rifat Ozbek and Robin Birley in 2011 to produce two exotic illuminated works for LouLou's at 5 Hertford Street, Birley's exclusive private members' club in Mayfair. She has also had two consecutive solo shows at Serena Morton Gallery ("Vision of the Future", 2014 and "Multiversal" 2015) in West London.


In 2016 Katy was drawn to the Bosnian Pyramids and consequently was sponsored by the Bosnian Healing Foundation to visit the site and exhibit in a venue atop the Pyramid of the Sun in Visiko, Bosnia.

In 2018 Katy had a solo show with  Ministry of Nomads ("Sacred Sorcery", director Maria Vega) in a beautiful house in Belgravia, London. In 2019 she was part of the Wisdom & Nature group exhibition for Le Ciel Foundation at Christie’s, New York.

Katy who works from her studio in north west London says:"Painting is a spiritual practice for me. It allows the unseen to become manifest in form, slowly unfolding, like magic before my very eyes. It is an intimate experience with the guiding hand of Great Spirit, and I feel humbled to bring these works into being. For me, art has the power to transform realities, through its healing capacity not only for the viewer but also for the maker. I am endlessly fascinated by the abundance of other worldly realms and forms that strive to be seen. I have visited many sacred sites including meditating inside the sarcophagus in the Great Pyramid of Giza; standing atop the Pyramid of the Sun in Bosnia, bathing in the clouds above the Huangshan Mountains and walking the impressive Great Wall of China.


Growing up in Somerset, I was fascinated by the mysticism and folklore of the ancient sites of Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Avebury and Silbury Hill from a young age. Every pilgrimage has activated a remembrance of sorts and contributed to my inner library and presented itself encoded in the paintings. My work encapsulates a passion for the divine nature of reality, and our predisposition towards worship. My deepest wishes are to uplift and inspire positive change, to heal and nurture the soul and enliven the spirit. Furthermore to activate some curiosity and questioning of our reality; past, present and future.

 Art is a communication tool whereby we can decode parts of the Great Mystery if we are open to receiving the messages. The illuminated paintings are a perfect balance between the old and the new, the ancient and the futuristic. They were created for healing purposes, please refer to the story on the illuminated painting page. I'm excited to see how these creations develop."

Katy's work hangs in the international private collections of model Elle Macpherson, actors Gillian Anderson and Robert Carlyle, property entrepreneur Anton Bilton, celebrity chef Skye Gyngell, art patrons Robbie & Iona Buxton of Kimberley Hall, curator Sophie Crichton-Stuart and her brother Johnny, the late Marquis of Bute.


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"Without art the crudeness of the world would be unbearable"

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