Fishing with an idea bulb

April 1, 2015

  Here is another greeting card that will be at the Yucaipa arts and music fest. First weekend of May. 

Pen and colored pencil on 4×6 greeting card. 

Springtime Gardens

March 30, 2015

This project was for my sister and the Fullerton Arboretum. If your around the area stop by and check it out.   

Acrylic on 9×12 ft. Drop cloth. 

Snow in summer

March 26, 2015

This piece was sold and donated to a youth organization in LA.  (Can’t remember the name at the moment.) 

 8×10 acrylic on canvas. 


March 25, 2015

I was rummaging through some old work and found some small watercolors.  This was for a friends business card. Water color on watercolor paper. 


March 23, 2015

I often think about the birds. They make me smile. 


Crayon and pencil drawing on paper greeting card. 

Birthday Vinyl

March 20, 2015

So today is my birthday and surprise surprise I got some new records.  I don’t have too many newer vinyl so it is always a treat.  I received a couple Thievery Corporation and Bonobo records.  If you haven’t heard of them you need to educate yoself.  I have seen Thievery Corporation at Coachella, Outsidelands in San Francisco and Governors Ball in New York City.  I highly recommend their live shows.  They usually have a DJ, live band, and guest singers.  Their guest singers have included the likes of Seu Jorge and David Byrne.  I have seen Bonobo only once at the El Rey in Los Angeles which is one of my favorite venues.  He had a full band and absolutely killed it.  Lets just say the Brazilian crew we rolled with loved it.  The music is little more uptempo but definitely still has the chill factor.  He has graced the soundtrack of Sprout which is one of our favorite surf films over here at Theostyley.  In honor of this once a year event I will give you a double dose of musically therapy.  I want to dedicate these tracks to my lovely wife who gave me these albums on vinyl, Joelby who was with me at both of the California Thievery shows, and the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Theo himself who most definitely loves Sprout and the twin findangle sequence that always gets played over and over and over…………

Bday gifts

John Bonham

March 18, 2015

Bonzo. Acrylic on broken skateboard deck.  

Surf of Venus 

March 18, 2015

One of the first paintings I did for fun. After Botticelli, birth of Venus. 

Acrylic/ water color on canvas. 24×36 

VW Journey

March 14, 2015

VW bus. Oil on wood.

Surf Soulrealism Continued…

March 13, 2015

Here’s another piece from the Surf Soulrealism series, The Air Barrel.  Acrylic on canvas. 

The Message

March 12, 2015

Wow, I can’t believe it is mid March already.  The good news it is time again for the track of the week.  I wanted to get this out before Friday the 13th in case something bad happens that will prevent us from bringing the weekly dose of music to the people.  This particular track has been stuck in my head for weeks and I just couldn’t place what it was.  Yesterday it just clicked and I recalled what it was.  I immediately threw this on my turntable when I got home from work.  I picked up this album a few months ago and I haven’t had too much time to really give it a good listen.  Cymande, a London based group, was a short lived band from the early 70s that mixed reggae, rock, funk, afro beat and soul.  They toured with the likes of Al Green and Mandrill here in the States but never obtained superstar status.  This particular track, I believe was their highest charting single which was off of their first release, self titled Cymande.  They embarked on a reunion tour in Europe last year and I recommend if they pass through your town to check them out.  Without further ado, here is Cymande with “The Message”.

Surf soul realism

March 11, 2015

The green room. Acrylic on canvas.

We’ve still got goodies!

March 10, 2015

If you missed us last weekend at the vintage market, here’s a sample of what was on tap. Acrylic plexiglass prints, greeting cards, tee shirts, watercolors,  acrylic paintings, oil paintings and succulents. Our next vibe fest will be in May at the Art and music festival, Yucaipa. Until then, we’ll be working hard preparing new works for your eyes to feast on. Don’t forget, we always have record rarities available for purchase. Search for Vinylly Found on eBay.


The aftermath

March 9, 2015

What an absurdly beautiful day today at the Saddleback vintage market.  We would like to give thanks to everyone for coming out and all the love given to Theostyle’s art and Vinylly Found.  Especially Jeff, Eric, Doc, Denise, Chris and fam, Mat and his lady, even the European guy that was haggling over a dollar record.  The records were torn through upside down and inside out but hopefully they received great homes.

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Next on the schedule is the Yucaipa arts festival, the weekend of May 2nd.  Details to be posted in the near future.  We are going to need a few months to rebuild the collection back up.  Until the meantime I would like to dedicate this track to Jeff from San Clemente for suggesting I play this album today, Claudia from Rancho who bought the album (and many others), and the gentlemen who straight up thanked me for playing this song, “real music”, at our booth.  This was by far the the track/album of the day.  Enjoy!

Heise is in the house

March 7, 2015

I just heard the good news.  The stars have aligned.  2 founding members of the underground Los Angeles based cult band Heise are going to be at the Vinylly Found booth on Sunday.  Heise earned a reputation in the early 2000’s for their on stage theatrics and lengthy jams.  I was there at a few of their shows back in the day and was witness to the magic.  In my opinion they were ahead of their time, but unfortunately were never able to break.  Sadly, they were short lived and never released any material.  I hear rumors of their resurgence every now and again but nothing.  Fortunately, I kept a rough cut of one of their songs “1982” I got my hands on a few years back.  I am excited to share this with everyone.  Don’t miss your chance to meet these cult legends.  I am feeling a reunion is in the works.  My fingers are crossed.  Enjoy!

Vinylly found flyer

March 6, 2015

Vinylly Found It!!!!

March 6, 2015

The vinyl gods were with us today as we picked up a really nice original pressing of The Meters self titled debut.  I just put this on my wish list last week and what do you know, Bam!  It was practically screaming my name.  Take me please, play me, I beg you.  It was an afternoon to remember at a nice little estate sale warehouse where I picked up this classic along with some JB, Nina Simone, Al Green, Roy Ayers Ubiquity and more.  To celebrate, treat your ears to the first track off the album while I go and spin this on my Rega.  Cheers!

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Vinylly Found is bringing the beef

March 5, 2015

There is nothing like a bbq with good friends and good music on a Sunday afternoon in sunny southern California, and Vinylly Found will be bringing the beef.  Check out this gem from Captain Beefheart and his magic band (not credited on this album).  You won’t find this kind of magic in old town Las Vegas.


March 4, 2015

3×3 mixed media on canvas. 

I see you.

March 4, 2015

imageDetail of Eyeball Fish. Oil on canvas.

Vinylly Found Track of the day

March 4, 2015

Here ye! Here ye!  Vinylly Found brings you the track of the day.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the opening track from Impact All Stars limited UK 1998 press Forward the Bass – Dub from Randy’s 1972 – 1975.  We will have this LP on hand this Sunday at Saddleback college in Mission Viejo, CA.  You will not find this on vinyl for sale anywhere in the States.  I dare you!

Here is an update on the link to the artwork Theostyle will be auctioning off on Sunday.  Don’t forget to tune in on Sunday as we post pictures while the piece develops. Click on the link below or search for Vinylly Found on ebay.  Cheers!

Mr. Mason

March 2, 2015

If you haven’t heard any Mason Jennings music, you should. Go here and hear.Mason Jennings. 3ft x 3ft. Signed by the man himself. 

Vinylly Found Kick Off March 8th

March 2, 2015

Come get your groove on with us next Sunday March 8th, at Saddleback College Vintage Market in Mission Viejo from 8 to 3. Details can be found here:

We will be selling records and of course the one and only Theostyle paintings, drawings, anything and everything theostyle.  For all you newcomers take a look around to get a taste of what you will feast your eyes upon next weekend.Theo will be doing a live painting which will be auctioned off via ebay.  Just search for vinylly found on ebay to find it or check back later in the week for a link to the ebay posting.  We will be posting pictures as it progresses.  Auction will end at 3.  Don’t miss your chance to get a theoriginal.


We will have a deep collection of records curated by the Vinylly Found team which will range from classic rock to jazz to soul to everything in between.  There will be $1 bins, $3 bins, and individually priced records.  Mention VINYLLY FOUND and get a free $1 record while supplies last.  We will see you all next weekend, until then enjoy a gem from the giants Eddie Harris & Les McCann.  We will have this record on hand and more!!

Art from Icon Series. Yucaipa.

November 22, 2014

5 paintings from the icon series are now up for viewing at the Queen Bean in Yucaipa. My first show in my new home town! The works will be up until Sunday November 30th.
If you are in the neighborhood and want a good place to stop, relax, and refuel; The Queen Bean is the spot to be. You can always find Art on the brick wall, tasty grub, comforting beverages, and good people.


Birthday custom shoes.

July 24, 2014



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