New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Nutcracker

By Al R. Young The The Nutcracker issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Into Your Castle (3 pages)Hearth - A Superb Little Man (4 pages)Kitchen - Twilight Had Fallen (6 pages)Garden - The Christmas Woods (4 pages)Workshops - A Graceful Little Stairway (2 pages)Bookshelf - The influence of Hoffmann's works, as well as adaptations of them, include some of the greatest artists in history... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 16 No. 1, 2015, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


The story from My Father's Captivity featured on LDS Living

By Al R. Young An article entitled "POW Survivor, Convert: I'd Endure It All Again Just to Have the Book of Mormon", summarizing the narrative presented in My Father's Captivity, appeared today on LDS Living.... Read more »

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Rush-order requests

By Al R. Young
Before requesting a rush order from Al Young Studios, please be aware of the following:Expedited shipping is already built into our shopping cart.  Consequently, expediting the shipping of a product does not require a request to rush an order.

With rare exception, all Studios' inventory is printed on demand; therefore, rushing an order means printing the product more quickly than usual.  And inasmuch as Al Young Studios out-sources all printing services, rushing an order involves not only arranging for a third party to produce the item more quickly, but printing it without delaying other orders whose delivery is already scheduled... Read more »

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Tanner M. Young publishes new Fine Art Photography during November '15

Browse a gallery of Fine Art Photography taken during November 2015.... Read more »

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Other Sheep I Have by Elspeth Young featured in 10th International Art Competition

By Al R. Young
Other Sheep I Have , by Elspeth Young, is among 98 artworks selected for presentation in the 10th International Art Competition sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The exhibition opened to the public October 22nd and runs through the summer of 2016.  Entries submitted to the competition came from 944 artists in more than 40 nations.... Read more »

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LDS Living features Other Sheep I Have by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young An article entitled "10 Breathtaking Images from Christ's Life that Will Help You See Him in a New Way" announces the opening of the exhibition associated with the 10th International Art Competition, and showcases Elspeth's painting among the ten artworks featured in the article.Other Sheep I Have... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - What Katy Did at School

By Al R. Young The What Katy Did at School issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - A Row of Hooks (4 pages)Hearth - The Same Pattern (3 pages)Kitchen - J'aime beaucoup les oiseaux (4 pages)Music - My Turn to Play (1 page)Garden - A Bowl Full Of Chrysanthemums (5 pages)Workshops - Clean Clothes From The Wash (4 pages)Garret - The Gardens of Castle Threave (2 pages)What Katy Did at School is the 96th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 6, 2015, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Growing Light by Elspeth Young featured in permanent exhibit

By Al R. Young
Growing Light  by Elspeth Young is one of thirty original artworks featured in a permanent exhibit now open to the public at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City.  After being closed for a year-long renovation, the Museum reopened on September 30, 2015, featuring the exhibit entitled The Heavens are Opened.  This flagship exhibit  focuses on the manner in which God worked through Joseph Smith and others to establish The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Read more »

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Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "He Restoreth My Soul"

By Al R. Young He Restoreth My Soul is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - A Tale of Two Cities

By Al R. Young The A Tale of Two Cities issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Most Useful And Agreeable Characteristics (5 pages)Hearth - Spare Onions And The Like (2 pages)Kitchen - So Neat in Their Contrivances (4 pages)Music - The Liberty Song (2 pages)Garden - Under The Plane Tree (4 pages)Workshops - On The Shoemaker's Bench (2 pages)Garret - The Crossing Of The Bridge Of Skye (3 pages)A Tale of Two Cities is the 95th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 5, 2015, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Summer in the Jungle

By Al R. Young The Summer in the Jungle issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Into The Bungalow (4 pages)Hearth - One, Two, Three! And Where's Your Party (8 pages)Kitchen - To Make Good Things (6 pages)Garden - The Lotus-Covered Water (2 pages)Workshops - Eat Thy Bread (2 pages)Summer in the Jungle is the 94th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 4, 2015, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Project Commentaries: Blessed, Honored Pioneer (Lucinda Pace) by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young This original artwork is unavailable for purchase or viewing online because it and its copyright are exclusive to LDS Temples.

Blessed, Honored Pioneer (Lucinda Pace) was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.  The completed painting was acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for use in LDS temples, and the Church also acquired all copy rights pertaining to the artwork.

Dimensions (unframed width x height)
30 in... Read more »

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James and Lucinda Pace

By Al R. Young The grandchildren of Lucinda Pace (1805-1897) extolled her as a woman commanding a wonderful disposition, very quiet and mild . . . highly educated and the source from which [her children] received [their] early training in music, arithmetic, grammar, as well as the rudiments of education, being a great reader of church works.  Her biography also states that she went through all the hardships of the early pioneers with a firm and steadfast faith in God, never complaining for she felt that the Father could have caused conditions to have been different if He had so willed it... Read more »

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Project Commentaries: The Lord Hath Anointed Me (The Messiah) by Al R. Young

By Al R. Young This original artwork is unavailable for purchase or viewing online because it and its copyright are exclusive to LDS Temples.

The Lord Hath Anointed Me (The Messiah) was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.  The completed painting was acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for use in LDS temples, and the Church also acquired all copy rights pertaining to the artwork.

Dimensions (unframed width x height)
30 in... Read more »

Tags: The Windows Of Heaven, 2015, Project commentaries, Tips and techniques


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Blessed Honored Pioneer"

By Al R. Young Blessed Honored Pioneer is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

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To the Unknown Pioneer: Elspeth's 2015 BYU Womens' Conference presentation

By Al R. Young Live audio recording of Elspeth Young's address at the Women's Conference held May 1, 2015, at Brigham Young University.

Elspeth's presentation discusses the faith and endurance required for creative endeavor.  She talks about her work as a studio artist, and features an example of faith from her research into the history of the Martin Handcart Company that immigrated to the Salt Lake Valley in 1856.... Read more »

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Al R. Young completes new oil painting - "He Hath Anointed Me"

By Al R. Young He Hath Anointed Me is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

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Ashton R. Young completes new oil painting - "We Have Toiled All The Night"

By Al R. Young We Have Toiled All The Night is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Dorothy Wordsworth at Grasmere

By Al R. Young The Dorothy Wordsworth at Grasmere issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - The Arrangement of Everything (4 pages)Hearth - Several Beautiful Pictures (5 pages)Kitchen - Friday-Baking (4 pages)Garden - Oh! For a Book of Botany (6 pages)Workshops - An Interlacing Of Sticks (2 pages)Garret - In the Lang Hollow of Threave (2 pages)Dorothy Wordsworth at Grasmere is the 93rd issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 3, 2015, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Consider The Lilies"

By Al R. Young Consider The Lilies is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: Consider The Lilies, 2015, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, The Messiah Art Collection, Women of the Bible Art Collection


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - North and South

By Al R. Young The North and South issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Not One Quarter As Comfortable (5 pages)Hearth - The Spot Where She Had Sketched (4 pages)Kitchen - Make Me Some Tea, Margaret (3 pages)Music - Fanny's Morceau de Salon (2 pages)Garden - As If Beloved (4 pages)Workshops - With Roses Growing All Over (3 pages)Garret - The Songs Of Tungol (2 pages)North and South is the 92nd issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 15 No. 2, 2015, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Till We Meet Again by Elspeth Young featured at LDS Conference Center

By Al R. Young The original oil painting, framed by Al Young Studios, hangs directly across from Door 15.... Read more »

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Al R. Young completes new oil painting - "The Dawning Of A Brighter Day"

By Al R. Young The Dawning Of A Brighter Day is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

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Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "With A Sincere Heart"

By Al R. Young With A Sincere Heart is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchases Till We Meet Again by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young The original oil painting Till We Meet Again, by Elspeth Young, was recently purchased by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Inasmuch as all copyrights to the painting remain the property of the artist, paper prints and giclee-canvas reproductions of the painting will remain available directly and exclusively from Al Young Studios.  Requests to publish or otherwise reproduce the image in any manner should also be directed to Al Young Studios.

Laura Allred Hurtado, global acquisitions art curator for the Church, explained that one of the primary objectives in the Church's acquisition of art is its focus on the breadth of cultures represented in the growing, worldwide membership of the Church, and the significant contributions made by representatives of those cultures throughout Church history... Read more »

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journey from wilton, connecticut to nauvoo, illinois[In my sixteenth year] an Elder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was traveling through our country [and] preached there... Read more »

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