Archive for the Jonas Lynch Art Category

MJ by Jonas Lynch + “Rock w/you” remix by Nature Boy for LISTEN RECOVERY 2009

Posted in download single song, Jonas Lynch Art on May 17, 2010 by Listen Recovery

Jonas Lynch x KRS1 x Crazy Legs

Posted in Jonas Lynch Art on May 1, 2010 by Listen Recovery

JONAS LYNCH “DEL” photos by Lucia Palmer

Posted in Jonas Lynch Art, photography on March 13, 2010 by Listen Recovery

the art of … JONAS LYNCH (Bob Marley) charcoal on paper

Posted in arte universal / universal art, Jonas Lynch Art on March 11, 2010 by Listen Recovery

articles about Jonas Lynch on Listen Recovery

Jonas Lynch: JOHN COLTRANE (commision painting) private collector

Posted in Jonas Lynch Art on February 9, 2010 by Listen Recovery

(past blogs about Jonas Lynch on Listen Recovery)

Some of you guys might know by now from our previews blogs about our man, Jonas Lynch.  Fine artist from the state of Iowa, commuted to Long Beach CA about 12 years ago, were his ignition for fine art started. Jonas is a  graphic designer as well as a tattoo apprentice now living in Sacramento, CA.  Last Wed. FEB. 3rd, Jonas showed up to our HQ at LISTEN RECOVERY with a new painting commission for a private collector in Malibu, CA.  The Private collector had bought his one of a kind piece of Billy Holiday (singer) and had asked Jonas to paint a portrait of Mr. John Coltrane.  Jonas came up with the idea of painting a 36″ x 36″ canvas this time instead of his usual 36″ x 24″.  The jazz mood cool feeling was flowing… and Mr. Lynch go to it in no time.  By the time he arrived at our HQ, he only had to paint the few touches for the shadows… Here are some flix from that day!

JONAS LYNCH artwork at Eksobition Gallery, Pomona

Posted in Jonas Lynch Art on February 5, 2010 by Listen Recovery

JONAS LYNCH: doin’ it once again… ‘KAYA stylee’ @ EVOL Medical, LB

Posted in Jonas Lynch Art, Listen Recovery, photography on July 7, 2009 by Listen Recovery

Sunday Afternoon in Long Beach’s EVOL Medical Pharmacy.  We’re brother Utmos (BSM) takes care of the traffic momentum during rush hrs on the weekends.  Utmost asked Jonas Lynch to do a painting live while Evol took care of their Sunday’s walk-ins.  The topic was simple and essential for the roster of musicians.  Bobby Martel also know as Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley.  And before I forget to mention this: “The white phone book pages are from JAMAICA! might find some famous JM last names in there some where…   Nuff said. Here are the flix…  Dig’  it!

Mr. Lynch... Ms Badu!

by JL



bob mar


utmos bob & jonas


Bob Marley

Jonas Lynch

click here:  PAST BLOGS About Jonas’ work… DIG IT!

The Art of JONAS LYNCH: Autobiography & photos

Posted in arte universal / universal art, Jonas Lynch Art, Listen Recovery on June 19, 2009 by Listen Recovery

Bob 2009

Jonas Lynch was born in Wheatridge, Colorado on June 11, 1980.  Shortly after, Jonas moved to Northwest Iowa where he was raised until 1998.  When he was 18, Jonas moved to Long Beach California to attend school for graphic design.

It was when Jonas was 9 years old that he found his love with art.  He started by recreating the logos of sports teams and other subjects that evolved around professional sports.  Jonas only drew pictures of sports images for years following.

Jonas was introduced to Salvador Dali and Hieronymus Bosch at age 16, which tore him away from drawing the sports images.  One year later Jonas graduated high school from LeMars Community High School.  Three months later, Jonas moved to Long Beach California in 1998.  He moved to California to learn graphic design at Brooks College.  After graduating in May, 2000, Jonas designed apparel for many NCAA universities and all four branches of the military.  This lasted for 5 years, when he decided to try something different.  Within this 5 years, Jonas started to be an active artist by way of live painting.  He took multiple trips to San Diego to live paint during performances by Al Howard & the K23 Orchestra.  This move to face his nervous tendencies and live paint re-sparked his love of art.  This phase of his art lasted maybe 4 years before he found his signature.

w talib

talib kwali

In June, 2006, Jonas began designing for a local concert venue in Long Beach.  He had been doing graphic design for all of the concerts for about a year before he reached another pivotal point in his artistic development.  December, 2006, Jonas’ co-worker Jawahar Mohanty commissioned him to paint a high contrast, black and white portrait of Charlie Chaplin.  Jonas received such a feedback that he went for it.  The next in the series was produced with newspaper clippings behind an image of Louis Armstrong.  Again, the feedback was tremendous.  He was to be live painting on new years eve going into 2007 in San Diego.  At the hotel room, he noticed he had forgotten newspapers to paste onto his canvas.  All that was near in the hotel room was a phone book and a bible……he made the wise decision and went for the phone book.  He then used the phonebooks as the background for his new series of musicians and other iconic figures, which spawns the concept that these particular figures are who they are because of the people behind them…..hence the people in the phone book pasted right behind the image of the the artist.   At this point, Jonas took advantage of the fact that musical celebrities were in and out of the venue on a regular basis.  Now he takes advantage of his open doors.  Every time Jonas gets a chance to meet an artist that moves him, he paints two of the same portrait of that artist….one for the artist to have as a gift, and the second is signed by the artist and put into his collection of autographed portraits which now includes such greats as: George Clinton, Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and more.

Bookings for Jonas Lynch live painting  by Listen Recovery Group.
for more info and bookings:




BILLY HOLLIDAY on white canvas, white pages phone book and black acylic 24″ x 36″ $400 (1/1)


BUDDY RICH on white canvas, white phone book pages, black acrylic , 24″x36″ $350 (1/1)


CHICK WEBB white canvas, white phone book pages, black acrylic , 24″ x 36″ $325 (1/1)



Wayne Shorter

MILES DAVIS & WAYNE SHORTER white canvas, white phone book pages, black acrylic, 24″ x 36″ $400 (1/1)


NATALIE WOOD white canvas, white phone book pages, black acrylic, 24″ x 36″ $300 (1/1)

UCLA JazzReggae Fest 2009. sponsor by Listen Clothing

Posted in Events, Jonas Lynch Art, L.A Events, Listen Clothing, Listen Recovery, photography on May 29, 2009 by Listen Recovery

JAM DAY/JAZZ DAY,  May 24 2009

jonas start of day

jonas and erikah 1

PUTS (People Under The Stairs) Thes One - Double K

Chris Portugal aka Thes One


all vinyl, all day, dj marlon


is the OFFICIAL!!!



keep it clean...


mas gente

discos fuentes

Dave signing

Dave and Jonas




Lee in the place to be! (this one got stolen)

dig it!

ms badu

Jonas and Erikah

the photo

REGGAE DAY, May 25, 2009


the booth

pinks in

by Jonas Lynch





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