Art, Thought & Music

My name is Rick Yost and this is where I present my creative works. Pencil and mixed-media abstract art, original thought and writing, and original song lyric and music. You can buy my art as prints, or on t-shirts and coffee mugs, etc.; you can buy my books from as paperback or Kindle; and I have singer/songwriter folk/rock acoustic-guitar-based music available here for lisen, and will soon offer CDs available from Amazon’s ‘Media On Demand’.

My new Book is available on
Singular Thoughts / Volume One  2017
Paperback $8; Kindle $2.99.
To purchase Click here or click the Books link at top of the page, to see more.
About the Book: Initially inspired by the 2016 Presidential election, it’s a mixed collection of short pieces about different ideas, reflections, complaints, and life-hacks. A simple book of musings on different everyday subjects. Some funny, some strange; others poignant, or profound. Summed-up; this is a simple little book about life.


The Artist
I’m an artist, 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 to many places. We’ve lived in Texas, Belgium, Hawaii, Massachusetts , and now California. The adventure continues.


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Please leave a comment if you’d like, 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.




“Whoso would be a man, must be a non-conformist.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


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