The Journey

“Several years ago, a friend and client came to me with an idea. He owned some property in Missouri that included a portion of the Mormon Trail and a child pioneer grave site. He really wanted me to do a painting of the site, and would give me full leeway to do...

Celebration

Painted in 1996   "Quite a few of my paintings come from the research that I’m doing on another painting. By the time I finish a painting, I have an idea for my next painting. “Celebration” started just that way. I was downtown going through some of the thousands...

Nauvoo the Beautiful

Painted in 2002 “In the summer of 2000, I embarked on the Church history trip of a lifetime with two of my dearest friends, Rob from Scotland and David from Great Britain. I like to say they are “brothers from another mother.” We had so many fun and spiritual...

Beatrix Potter Home

Painted in 1998 “In 1998, my family and I took an extended trip to Britain. We resided in a friend’s holiday home in the picturesque village of Brassington. The purpose of the trip was to explore and paint as many LDS Church history sites as possible. While we were...

Desert Rose 1879

Painted in 2020 "This painting actually began when I was at what was then Dixie College in 1973-1974. At that time, St. George was a very, very small town and after coming from the San Francisco Bay area, I found myself going absolutely crazy with nothing to do on the...

Living Waters

Painted in 2019 "My interest in the painting entitled 'Living Waters' came from an early photograph looking up State Street about 1870-1880. You could see the Eagle Gate and the Beehive House, but behind the Beehive House, slightly to the left, was the shape of a...

Inquirer After Truth

Painted in 2021 "In October 2019, President Russell M. Nelson challenged all members of the Church to think about what they could do to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Restoration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and in particular, Joseph...

Nephi’s Temple

"This painting of “Nephi’s Temple” was completed in 2002, but prior to that time period I met with John Sorenson at Brigham Young University’s Ancient Studies. He talked to me about the type of structure the temple would have been. Based on the scriptures we know the...

Logan Temple Spring

Painted in 1992 "Wonderful memories of going up to Logan each year to paint and spend some time with the family doing so. Usually camping in Wellsville and once in a while a splurge stay at the Baugh motel. Two adults and 5 little girls and sleeping bags on the floor....

Salt Lake City 1893

Painted in 2019 “This painting started out as a commission piece and all my client asked me to do was a historical piece of early Salt Lake City and for it to be somewhere from the North East side with a view of the Salt Lake Temple. As we got further along into the...