Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Spring is here and everything is green! Be sure to look out for all the spring flowers!

"Trinidad Head with scotch broom"
oil on panel

Record Boxes

Here are some hand-painted record boxes made for the SoundSystem.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Morning Painting

"Camel Rock"
oil on canvas

Sitting by the Ocean

"Sitting by the Ocean #1 and #2"
oil on canvas

These paintings are livicated to the strength of all Parents, Grandparents, and Great-Grandparents. Your  inspiration is and will always be with us!

Pear Blossoms

"Pear blossoms for Lisa"
Mixed media on wood

Monday, February 24, 2014

Geese Flying to Safety

This painting is livicated to everyone in the world who is for peace!

"Geese flying to safety"
oil on panel

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Trinidad pier

One of my favorite spots to paint!
"Trinidad Pier"
oil on canvas

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


oil on canvas

Just the right conditions!

If you walk the Elk Head trail at college cove during just the right conditions, you may sometimes see an enormous waterspout on the seaward side of Pewetole. It is truly a beautiful and wondrous sight, the morning I painted this piece the water was easily spouting 100+ feet! This painting is livicated to my mother Karin, with whom I have walked the trail on many blessed days!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Today is the last day of 2013. Its been a great year full of art, music, friendships and family! Highlights include The Umpqua show at the Upstairs Art Gallery which truly pushed my painting and professionalism to a new level.  Showing at Natural Selections on the Arcata Plaza, which was a dream come true to be in such a great location. Having A few paintings hung backstage at Reggae on the River, and seeing so much amazing music there with Lisa! Jah Shaka at Sierra Nevada Music Festival. Getting to spend time with my family was a true blessing, and meeting Lisa's family was an honor! Being around kids and young ones makes us realize who is really important in this world, the youth! Museum hopping in LA was also a real treat for an aspiring artist, as was seeing life in another city. Sundays were also a true highlight for me, linking up with so many people who share a vibration of peace and love, be sure to check my other blog, reggae , to see some of my other works!

With that I would like to wish everyone a strong and prosperous 2014.
One peace and love til we understand

On location

Here are a few shots on location of a painting in progress.
Found a good spot.

Starting the painting.

Finished piece.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New Paintings

Trinidad Harbor
oil on panel

Camel Rock
oil on canvas

oil on canvas

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Sending off some art for a fundraiser in LA. The drawings are from sketches done in pasadena. The painting is a landscape from spring 2013, hopefully they help a good cause!

oil pastel on linen

oil pastel, chalk pastel, and gold paint on linen

"Pasadena City Hall"
oil pastel on linen

"Northern California Coast"
oil on canvas

Thank you to all those who support the Arts!

It always Is powerful and humbling feeling to know that my art is shared and spread across the world! Thank you so much to everyone in life supporting the arts! It drives one to create when the audience participates in any way!

 Dec 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Hope everyone is having a wonderful autumn. The light is beautiful, and the air is clear.

Thursday, September 5, 2013


I had a wonderful trip to LA, drawing much inspiration and meeting good people. It is always nice to be home to the cooler weather! I have a few shows lined up for the next year. Stay tuned for more info!

Yuma Lynch
Sptember 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Today I visited the Pasadena Museum of California Artists, The Pacific Asia Museum, and The Norton Simon Museum, all of which were very very impressive! Highlights included the sustainability exhibit at the PMCA, the ceramic study room at the PAM and the overall art historical importance of the Norton Simon collection!

Stay tuned for more Southern California art adventures!

Sweat shirt

Here is a sweatshirt I painted recently!
Forward ever

Friday, August 2, 2013

Haile Sellassie I Portrait

Here is a portrait of his majesty Haile Sellassie I 
Give thanks for the inspiration.

Monday, July 15, 2013


Thank you to everyone who has gone and seen the show at Natural Selections on the plaza in Arcata! I will be sure to post photos as soon as I take them. Until then here are a couple recent paintings.
"Agate Hunting"
oil on canvas

"Trinity River"
oil on panel

Friday, July 12, 2013

Arts Arcata preview!

Here is a little preview for all those who check the blog and cant make it to the show tonight!

Paintings in my truck ready to be hung!

Artist Statement

These paintings were painted in the late winter, spring, and early summer of this year. The natural beauty of the earth keeps me busy balancing multiple artistic endeavors with a constant yearning to paint on location in the outdoors! As varied as my output may be I am constantly painting landscapes en plein air, an act that is artistic beyond a mere aesthetic presence. Many landscapes contain some trace of human activity or interaction, certainly regarding areas where land meets water, documenting or not documenting these interactions is just one area where representational work becomes thematic. I hope to continue learning and painting always finding a balance between different forms of artistic expression.

I would like to thank everyone who made this show possible including Lisa, all of my friends, family, and of course all the people who have and continue to support my artwork through the years. Special thanks to Chad Hatfield, of WoodLab Designs, who custom framed the whole show! I am excited and grateful at the opportunity to share these paintings with the community, look out for more paintings soon to come!

Yuma Lynch
Arcata CA
July 2013

1. "Trinidad Pier 1"

2."Trinidad Pier 2"

3."Trinidad Head 1"

4. "Trinidad Head 2"

5. "Coastline 1"

6. "Coastline 2"

7. "Pewetole 1"

8. "Pewetole 2"

9. "Camel Rock 1"

10.  "Camel Rock 2"

11.  "Camel Rock Fog"

12. "Mad River"

13. "Trinity River"

Monday, July 8, 2013

July Arts Arcata!

"Summer Bouquet"
pastel on paper

Hello. I hope everyone is enjoying all that summer brings, the nice weather,the heat, and of course friends, family, and community. I am very pleased to announce that I will be showing recent paintings at Natural Selections on the plaza in Arcata. Please stop by on Friday if you are in the area. A big thank you to everyone who helped get the show together!

Recent Oil Paintings By Yuma Lynch at Natural Selections 
Friday July 12th
9th and Gst, Arcata