Bamfield ‘En Pein Air’ Retreat

September 2019 – FCA Bamfield ‘En Pein Air’ Workshop Retreat, a fine week with clear skies in one of God’s most beautiful corners of the world. We got lucky. Bamfield, at the entrance to Barkley Sound on the far western edge of the world, is known for thick marine fronts and rough weather delivered straight off the open Pacific. The landscape is dramatic, timeless and mysterious. A plein air painter’s dream if I ever did see one. The event couldn’t be better organized. Everything you wouldRead more

‘Signs’ Mountain Galleries, Whistler 2019

  Mountain Galleries Chateau Fairmont. Whistler BC. Canada,  March 16 . 17. 18 . 2019. An exhibition of new works ‘Signs’. I suppose I’m always looking for signs one way or the other. A landscape painting is not just a recording but should be much more. Nature calls to us endlessly. The natural environment that supplies us with our next breath is a powerful reminder of our place in this universe. The idea of the physical world as a reflection of the ‘unseen’ or ‘spirit’ is asRead more

‘Under the Big Sky’ New Work Exhibition

The Avenue Gallery, Victoria BC. Canada – October 11 -22, 2018 Reception 1-3 pm. Saturday the 13th ‘Under the Big Sky’ a series of sky-scape paintings that took me on a trip with some of my favourite song writers and poets. The series has become a homage to the literary artists that had an impact on me in my formative years. In the course of preparing for this show I found myself humming and even singing songs while out painting under the big sky. I became fascinatedRead more

‘Exterior Paint’ TOSH Art Gallery

Exterior Paint  August 8th – September 4th, 2018 The TOSH Art Gallery in Qualicum Vancouver Island, BC is hosting an exhibition of my ‘en plein air’ work created over the last few years. There will be some large studio canvas on display as shown below. The landscapes studies were painted on location from southern Vancouver Island to Cape Scott plus a few Rocky Mountain studies. Exterior Paint, – Most of the paintings in this exhibition were painted on location. TheRead more

‘En Plein Air, Mexico’ Talk and Demo

March, 2018 ‘Ida Victoria Gallery’ in San Jose del Cabo, BCS Mexico. Thank you to Ida Gustavson and company for their talent and efforts hosting the presentation evening. A solo show, talk, demo, wine and appetizers along with a generous audience made it fun. I shared the importance of ‘direct painting from life’ and how it is the foundation of my work. I love the outdoors. The studio has it’s place but any opportunity to get out, I’ll take it. The Baja isRead more

Spain, Italy and Greece, November 2017

November 2017: Late autumn is a great time to go to Europe. Nancy and I wanted to haunt art galleries, museums and historical sites so the fall means little or no line ups. It also means closer weather for touring.  After a short stay in London we flew down to Madrid. A few days in the stunning and beautiful ol’spanish capital did not disappoint, although, one of my all time favourite cities is Granada and we spent some time there. A Morrish stronghold until the 14thRead more

San Josef Bay and Cape Scott, Summer 2017

Brent Lynch – San Josef Bay, Cape Scott, Vancouver Island, BC Canada. My son, Kyle  ( film and photographer ) and I spent four days hiking, painting and shooting in this exotic corner of the world! The trip was not without it’s drama. The night before we arrived there was torrential rainfall washing out the only road into Cape Scott. We elected to forge through anyways. Thank God the weather cleared in this famously wet but very beautiful northernly tip of Vancouver Island. WeRead more

Portrait of hereditary chief Al West, Alert Bay

I’ve had the pleasure to paint Al West’s portrait years before. He isn’t getting any younger, now 83 years old.  Al can’t hear well but he still tells a mean story and is a Namgis treasure. I met him years ago through friend Terry Shepherd who’s sister in law is Al’s niece, Lorelei Lauten. Terry mentioned Alert Bay in glowing terms once too often and so I finally made the trip. Alert Bay has been a favourite place to visit ever since. ThisRead more

Summer Solstice Evening 2017

June 22, 2017 ( 9:36 pm ) – Last night, my son Kyle and I, kayaked out to Gerald Island in the Ballenas Group just in front of my place. We spent the evening shooting and painting with a celebratory beer break witnessing the end of the longest day of the year. These extraordinary islands host strange flora and fauna including cactus! (checkout photos below) The west coast in summer is exotic. We are lucky to live in God’s country. ARead more

Brickyard Park, Plein Air Afternoon

Close to my place is the most beautiful little beach,’Brickyard Park’ in Nanoose Bay. Kyle and I are on day two of plein air video. The videos will be posted soon on my website in a dedicated video section. Short versions can be followed on Instagram: painterlynch, and seen on Youtube. We are having fun putting these videos together. follow on Instagram: painterlynch A short video of painting at Brickyard, Nanoose Bay, BC Canada.   Please follow and like us:Read more

Plein Air at Nanaimo Estuary 2017

My son Kyle and I, are working on a series of short videos for my social media stuff. We found ourselves wandering into the Nanaimo River Estuary. I’d never been down this way before and was impressed by its rugged beauty. It is a hang out for arrant eagles and ravens as they constantly harassed us with noise and maneuvers during the painting session. Attached is some photos and a video of the rainy low ceiling cloudy afternoon… Please follow and like us:Read more

‘Trees of Hope’ Fairmont Hotel, Whistler

I had a wonderful weekend with 10 Mountain Gallery artists at the Fairmont Whistler’s ‘Trees of Hope’ foundation event 2016.The proceeds of the sale of these 10 beautiful paintings goes to ‘Canuck Place Children’s Hospice’ ‘ The artists were given a subject matter ‘Joy’. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice first opened its doors in November 1995, to become North America’s first free-standing children’s hospice. We responded to the need for a hospice created specifically for children. The illness and death of aRead more