After Much Contemplation

 Painted in 1989 Sometime in 1988, I was awakened from a very interesting and detailed dream. It seemed very real, like I was actually there. I got up and went downstairs into my studio and did a little sketch of the dream because I was afraid that I would forget what...

My Father’s House

Painted in 1993  “This is a painting that I did many years ago with the help of a lot of great historians, including Truman and Ann Madsen, Dann W. Hone, and Kelly Ogden. I actually spent a full year studying and preparing for this painting. I wanted to do a painting...

Oakland Temple

Painted in 1985  "The Oakland Temple is quite meaningful to me as I was a young boy growing up in the San Francisco Bay area in a little town called Walnut Creek just outside of Oakland. Oakland was our stake center so we went from Walnut Creek through the Caldecott...

Trial of Hope…Last Hill

Painted in 2006 This is a painting of Mary Goble Pay and this whole thing started when Lee Groberg filmed the documentary of the William Martin Handcart Companies. He invited some artists to be up on location and I was thrilled to go up there because in Wyoming where...

Sacred Grove

Painted in 1984  "About 30 years ago a curiosity began to develop in me about the events that transpired in the Sacred Grove with Joseph Smith. After I had researched out all that I could get out on my own, I went and met with several Church historians. In particular...