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 church.blogspot.com , 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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Out with Lisa!

We've had some wonderful weather lately, and there is no way I would rather spend a nice day than sitting and painting with Lisa, my wonderful girlfriend. Thank you lisa for putting up with me all these years,  I love you!

And on that note here are some pics from a painting excursion on tuesday!

Sketching in the painting

Still working

Signing my name: YL 13

Friday, April 26, 2013

Holistic Health Center

Here are some photos from last months Arts Arcata! Thanks again to the folks at the holistic health center!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Arts Arcata!

Hello. I am happy to announce that I will be showing Mixed Media paintings at Arts Arcata this evening! Be sure to stop by if you are in the area! 
April 2013

Arcata Holistic Health Center
940 9th st. Arcata
6-9 pm

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

College work

Hello! I have a few upcoming art events in the works, I will be sure to keep details posted here! Until then, enjoy these pictures of some of my old college work. Both pieces were painted when I was studying ancient and contemporary maya theology and culture. These are part of two different unfinished series of paintings.

oil on unprimed masonite

"Natural Gas"
oil on canvas

More Baking

I have begun to bake with natural starters! Here are some early results with just flour, water, and sea salt!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Jah Tubbys Preamp

 Some work I did for my Jah Tubbys preamp!

Portraits of Haile Selassie I And Empress Menen.
Mixed -Media on canvas.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

NIce Weather

The weather has been nice lately, perfect for painting outdoors!
"Camel Rock"
oil on canvas

Thanks Again!

Thanks again to everyone who purchased work and helped make this show possible. Look out for upcoming events this spring and early summer!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Boats at Trinidad harbor

"Boats at Trinidad Harbor"
oil on canvas

This one is dedicated to the fisherman I met saturday morning. It is always nice to hear feedback and meet people while painting on site!

Umpqua show, Arts Arcata

"Sunrise, Sunset"
Oil on canvas

A big thank you to everyone who came out and supported the show on friday evening! I was so grateful for the nice comments, and warm conversation! Thanks to those who purchased work, it really does help! Thanks again to Mr Kim For having faith in me to show at the Upstairs Art Gallery! I think it is my strongest showing yet!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Arts Alive

Hello. I will be out for Arts Alive this evening, promoting the Umpqua show, and passing out business cards,  I hope to see some familiar faces!

"Trinidad Head-North Side"
oil on canvas

Thursday, January 24, 2013


The season's weather sometimes brings out my best painting!

"Camel Rock-Fog"
oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Upstairs Art Gallery

Detail: "Pewetole" oil on canvas

The Upstairs Art Gallery located at Umpqua bank in Arcata will be featuring my latest plein-air landscapes. The show went up on monday, will continue through the 22nd of February, with a reception on February 8th! Hope to see many Friendly faces! Please visit the gallery website for more info and to see past shows!(Meridian Fine Art) A big thank you to Mr Kim for working with me on this show, I am honored!

Yuma Lynch

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year!

Hello.  I hope everyone is enjoying the 2013 vibration as much as I am! This year is going to be a time for change. I am moving out of My old town art studio, where I have been for almost 4 years and refocusing my artistic production!  Stay tuned for info on upcoming shows and projects!
Yuma Lynch 

New Years Day
oil on wood