Wednesday, September 24, 2008

David Lindsley

Occasionally I take my children to the Springville Art Museum for their Community and Family Night that they have once a month. Months ago we went and David Lindsley was the guest artist. I didn't know who he was at the time. He is the artist who painted the picture of Joseph Smith that is on the Relief Society/Priesthood manual this year. If you'd like to see a full version, you can follow this link. The most interesting thing about it to me is that he was given a copy of the real death mask they made of the prophet Joseph Smith so that he could use it when painting him. David Lindsley brought it and we got to see it. That was the best part for me-to see it myself and for my children to see it.

Besides that painting, he brought several of his other works with him. He is very talented and his pieces are beautiful. He illustrated for the book Daughter of a King by Rachel Ann Nunes. My favorite painting he took to the museum was Little Tender. I did find out his website and went onto it later that week. He only had a few prints available for sale there, but not the ones I wanted.

Then a couple of months ago, I was driving in Mapleton and saw a sign that said ART SALE. I thought I'd stop to see what was there since I've been looking for pictures for my walls. It was David Lindsley selling some of his prints. I bought a beautiful one called Safely in His Arms. I also bought a larger one of Jesus with the Nephites. He said that he painted it for a temple in Arizona. I can't remember which one he said it is in.

Check out his website: He not only has his paintings and prints, but he has his new project. They are kids books and coloring books that are really cute. There are also games and activities for kids on that site. Sabrina has fun on there.

Safely in His Arms
Little Tender

1 comment:

  1. How neat that you got to see Joseph Smith's mask. I didn't even know they made those.

    Nice art work. Do you have a place picked out for it yet?


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