“I am an intuitive painter. I work with the highest vibrational frequencies to download information that comes from the purest source, in and outside of ourselves. I do not plan what I am going to paint as transmissions flow freely when I open myself up to these expansive, multi-dimensional energies. Through this unique, very personal process, what unfolds is an impression from which many stories can be told: stories of planets and places that are familiar, but have long been forgotten, landscapes that we long to revisit, or serve to remind us of our true origins."
Katy Lynton is a British artist currently based in London. Lynton studied at London's Chelsea School of Art from 1989-1991. In 1994 she was selected as one of only three people for the prestigious Postgraduate course in Advanced Painting at Central St. Martins. She has exhibited works in group shows in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo. In 2006, another solo show was presented at Tom-Tom Gallery in London's Soho (where Banksy and Jamie Reid previously exhibited). In 2007, Katy started producing back-lit illuminated paintings and went on to showcase these with the respected curator Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst.
Katy Lynton’s work reflects a higher state of being. She invites the viewer to think outside of
immediate reality and into a dream-like rendition of the unconscious, into the spheres lying behind
what one perceives as the limits of reality, unveiling an entirely new perception of what can be
experienced: powerful, inter-dimensional, cosmic energies that are omnipresent and hold healing
properties. When Katy paints, she opens herself fully to these vibrancies and enables them to
guide her artist hand. This freed imagination is heaved onto the canvas, the rendering of which is
at once hers and that of the energies which entrance her. Katy leads the viewer onto a journey,
accessing the divine realms that transcend the reality of time and space and offering a glimpse of
sublime, visionary worlds. This journey seeks to heal and soothe the viewer. For this very purpose
she also harnesses the alleviating power of lights creating an immersive trance-like experience in
which programmed lights behind particular paintings tell a story.
The freedom Katy gives to her own creativity is exemplified by her surrealist collages,
where different identities and perceived realities interact creating a heterogenous whole in which
distinctive levels of reality can be seen, challenging preconceived and agreed conceptions of
reality. These levels are present throughout her work in vertical form, perhaps exemplifying the
numerous types of reality one can experience, from lower and more common states of mind to
utopian higher states of being.
This creation process unveils stories so far untold, ‘stories of planets and places that are
familiar, but have long been forgotten, landscapes that we long to revisit, or serve to remind us of
our true origins.’, Katy writes. This is exemplified in her oil painting ‘Vision of The Future’, 2014, a
work inspired by a talk by Dolores Canon about the reality of extra-terrestrial life and the idea that
multi-generational relationships exist between Earth family lineages and extra-terrestrial races.
Katy was put into a trance state where she imagined her life in two-hundred years, the result of
which she then transposed onto this work. In her words, it depicts the landscape of a planet with all
kinds of beings, a high vibration of energies and sacred geometric shapes which act as inter-
dimensional healing portals and above which hoovers a ship or perhaps another planet. The work
translates of Katy’s belief in a wealth of life in the universe that is being ignored and covered up,
urging us to think about a cosmic reality whose energies vibrate within our human bodies, and that
we can access if we were willing.