Art, Thought & Music

My name is Rick Yost, and this is where I display my pencil art.
My original writing and music are also here. Enjoy your visit.

To see my art Click the links at the top of the page, or thumbnails below.
For framed prints of my works, go to my page on
You can also find me on t-shirts & coffee mugs, etc., at

Graphite                        Color Pencil                      Pastels




Click the blue box to go to the SCAL website.         Escaping the Empire’ and ‘New Gods ‘
Go to my Graphite page to view these two works, and more.

“Art is a democratic form of expression on the convoluted news around politics today.”  

Santa Cruz Art League.
One of the oldest art organizations of the West, the Santa Cruz Art League creates an
atmosphere for the various stages of the creative path to exhibit, perform, learn, network
and find inspiration and support. SCAL supports the community and artists by providing
exhibits, education and performances.

I’m looking forward to this, my first venture out as a newcomer
to the California Art world. I feel honored to be showing in such
a well-known West Coast venue. My wife and I will be attending the reception

on Feb 2. I hope to meet some other artists, and make some new friends. 
Maybe have a glass of wine, too. Cheers!

After the Show…
My wife and I had a marvelous time visiting the Santa Cruz Art League Exhibit.
We met rooms full of nice people, talked with truly talented artists, and viewed some great works of art.
I felt honored to be included among such great works and personalities.
A special thanks to Keelin, Claire, and all the cool folks at the SCAL Center. Thank you for your hospitality.
I’m hoping to see my works there again, soon. Wish me luck.




My new Book is available on

Singular Thoughts / Volume One  2017
Paperback and Kindle. (photo at top right)
To purchase Click here
or click the Books link at top of the page, to see more.
About the Book: This will entertain more than inform, and ask more questions than it answers.
A mixed collection of short pieces; all touching on different thoughts, ideas, reflections,
complaints, and life-hacks. A simple book of musings on different subjects. Some funny, some
strange; others poignant, or profound. Summed-up; this is a little book about life.


The Artist 
I am an artist, retired musician, writer, husband, parent, and my grand kids call me Pawpaw.
We’re an extended family from the Midwest, presently on the West coast. My wife’s software
engineering career has taken us around the world. We’ve lived in Texas, Belgium, Hawaii,
Boston, and now California. The adventure continues.

Click the social links in the footer to follow me on Facebook and YouTube.
Please leave a comment, I’d love some feedback. But I’m not a blogger,
so forgive any delayed responses.
Please, let others know about my art and this site–and thank you so much for taking a look.