Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sign painting in Glendale!

I did this project for a restaurant in glendale called "Central Cafe" the owner actually saw me when i was plein air painting in LA, and asked if I could do the project.
chalked in the outlines

hand lettering the text

genuine organic!

I drew the border and hand cut the stencil!

The project tok me just under a full day!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

New Paintings part 2

Here are some recent still lifes and florals.

"bougainvillea study"
oil on canvas

"Still life with tangerines, lemons, and bougainvillea"
oil on panel
12x12 inches

"still ice with fig, sweet peas, and daisies"
oil on canvas 
8x10 inches

"nasturtium, sweetpeas, and coriander"
oil on paper
9x12 inches

New Paintings part 1

Here are a few plein air paintings from 2016.

"Venice Beach Pier"
oil on panel
4x12 inches

Painting in echo park on easter sunday!

wet panel carrier.
"water lilies"
oil on linen
9x12 inches

set up on Wilshire blvd.

"Westlake Theatre"
oil on panel
12x12 inches
underpainting "view from barnsdall park"

detail "view from barnsdall park"

"view from barnsdall park"
oil on panel
12x12 inches

Studio Pics

I thought it would be fun to share a few pictures from my "studio" which is currently just a corner in my kitchen!

Wall of stacked paintings.

The large studio paint box, where you will find mostly Gamblin, Charvin, Old Holland, Williamsburg, and Vasari oil paints.

I feel like a chemist mixing up the varnish.

Stretching linen.

All finished.

Easel in the living room!


The backyard studio wall! I built it nice and large, 8x8 feet, to be able to fit the mixed media pieces on and have a vertical working surface for the finishing stages.

The newest palette additions, straight from NYC!

HWS/The Broad

Here are a few shots from Hauser, Wirth, and Schimmel, The huge new gallery in town.
Signing the guestbook, notice the John Baldessari signature above mine!

There will be a restaurant to the left opening this summer.

Old industrial doors.

The space is a former flour factory, notice the ornamental stalks of wheat!

I finally made it The Broad, where I was so excited to see this wonderful El Anatsui piece. He was always a huge influence on me and my artistic output.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Arcata Show pt. 2

After traveling over 1,000 miles The show at Coast Central Credit Union in downtown Arcata is up! The show will hang from April-May 2016, with an Arts! Arcata reception in May. Please be sure to stop in if you are in the area!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


This is the second piece in my current mixed media series.

india ink, ink, acrylic paint, pastel, paint marker, glitter,glue and leaves on paper, mounted on linen
35.5x60 inches 42x65 inches with frame

 "Flourish/Nourish" is the second piece in Yuma Lynch"s current body of mixed media work. Began as 10 sheets of paper, the ground was worked into a single expressive image through layers of paint and ink. Allowing the texture of fallen leaves to meld with various elements of the work became a driving force in the work, both pastel, and paint marker used to solidify the emerging composition. While there are decorative elements to the work, technical and conceptual references play an integral role to the creation as well as understanding of the piece. Historic and contemporary influence being present in all art, "Flourish/Nourish" is a representation of those dynamics, which are further enhanced with the viewers participation and interpretation.

Arcata Show!

I am very pleased to announce that I will be showing a selection of  paintings in Arcata, CA for the months of April and May 2016. The show will be up at Coast Central Credit Union in Downtown Arcata. Please stop in and see if you are in the area!

"Quince Blossoms"
oil on canvas
24x48 inches

Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 Paintings

Here are a few paintings from this year.
"still life with tangerines, lemons, and mango"
oil on linen
9x12 inches

oil on linen
4x8 inches

oil on linen
8x10 inches

"Santa Monica"
oil on panel
12x24 inches

"quince blossoms"
oil on linen
8x4 inches

Final 2015 works

As promised here are a few of the last works from 2015
"Lemon Tree"
oil  on canvas
18x24 inches
"Orange Tree #4"
oil on panel
18x36 inches
oil on panel
24x48 inches
Mixed Media on wood
22x50 inches
"Santa Monica Pier"
oil on panel
9x12 inches

Sunday, January 31, 2016

LA Art Show 2016

After a long year of preparation, BIAA and Gallery CLU were able to participate in the LA Art Show 2016. Here are some pictures from the fair.


OUr Booth #538 Gallery CLU

Curator Chuck Hohng and I in front of "Border/Order"
Epic live portraiture

Art Fair Madness!

Big Event!

I was very nervous about showing this piece, versus a more traditional landscape hang. Overall  think I made the right decision, my postcard ran out quickly, and there was a lot of interest in the piece. The fair closes today at 5 pm!