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.  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…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

Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park, August

‘Jasper is no ordinary place. Everything is bigger than life including my gallery owner, Wendy Wacko. I had the pleasure of painting with her one beautiful Jasper afternoon.  She just returned from a four day kayak trip in storm force wind and rain navigating into the back recesses of Maligne Lake. Most people would have passed on the invite to go plein air painting up in Edith Cavell, but not Wendy.  We hiked up a formidable moraine spine, ladened with our packs full of easels and paint,Read more

‘The Great Bear Rainforest’ Exhibition

June 18th -25th 2016, The Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont, Whistler BC, in partnership with Pacific Wild, held a group exhibition…. Many of our artists have made the journey into the Great Bear Rainforest to experience the wilderness and beauty of the Earth’s largest intact temperate rainforest. Growing up in the lower mainland the mid-coast of British Columbia was thought of as company mill towns and commercial fishing depots. It was not a place where anyone would holiday. I grew up in Ladner, BC.  BackRead more

An evening with Brent Lynch; exhibition of new work, talk, and demo in Mexico.

March 19th 2016, Last night in San Jose del Cabo, the Ida Victoria Gallery held a Brent Lynch exhibition, talk and portrait demonstration. Thank you to Ida and her staff for all their work and planning to make it a successful evening. Alegria, Ida Victoria Gallery artists rep, doubled as my model and what a wonderful model she was….made my job easy.           ‘Espiritu Santo’ Osprey over Sea of Cortez.  24 X 48 in. oil onRead more

‘Plant a Seed and See What Grows’ Foundation Gala

Accolades to eleven west coast artists that donated their beautiful work and time to ‘The ‘Plant a Seed and See What Grows’ Foundation. Collectively their art raised more than $100,000.00 for the cause. February 5th, 2016 was a fine evening at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Gala in Vancouver BC, Canada. Thank you to artists, David Goatley, Mike Svob, Arthur Vickers, Alan Wylie, Peter Shostak, Janice Robertson, Brent Heighton, Tanya Bone, Catherine Moffat, Brent Lynch and Robert Bateman.  Read more

‘Coastal Inspirations’ Avenue Gallery

October 1-15th,  2015  The Avenue Gallery in Oak Bay Victoria, BC is hosting an exhibition featuring landscapes from the west coast. I am one of the several artists and will have 7 new pieces in the exhibition. If you’re in the area please drop by to see paintings of the mid island and where I live. ‘Raven on Glass’, Ucluelet  36 X 48 in. oil on canvas   Zen Island, Saltsprings Island ( field study)  Demo at workshop,  12 X 16Read more