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About

Early Years: 1974-1990

During these early years in my art career, following my graduation from Brigham Young University, I spent most of my art time painting landscapes and still-lifes in both oil and watercolor and searching for ways to market my work.

In 1978 I also began receiving commissions from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to paint portraits of some of their general authorities and do illustrations for their media curricula. My “early years” section overlaps with my “Commission years” section, but in general, the early years were spent beginning to build a reputation as a fine artist, working out ways to make a living doing the thing I love.

 Aunt Grace Posing
1982

 

 

 

View Southeast
1973

 

 

 

 

 

Mississippi Pines
1981

 

 

 

 

Woman with Food Storage
1977

 

 

 

Woman with Bread
1977

 

 

De Rigueur
1978

 

 

 

Eggs & Bowls
1982

 

 

 

 

Woman in a Garden
1983

 

 

 
 
 

 

Retirement?
1986

 

Kamas Afternoon
1982

 

 

Eggs & Apples
1980

 

 

 

Spring Leaves
1981