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Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "The Blessings Of The Fathers"

By Al R. Young The Blessings Of The Fathers 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: The Blessings Of The Fathers, 2018, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Sweet Land Of Liberty"

By Al R. Young Sweet Land Of Liberty 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: Sweet Land Of Liberty, 2017, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "If God So Clothe The Field"

By Al R. Young If God So Clothe The Field 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: If God So Clothe The Field, 2017, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Her Candle Goeth Not Out By Night"

By Al R. Young Her Candle Goeth Not Out By 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 »

Tags: Her Candle Goeth Not Out By Night, 2017, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "The Covenant of Peace"

By Al R. Young The Covenant of Peace 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: The Covenant of Peace, 2017, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "The Pure In Heart"

By Al R. Young The Pure In 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 »

Tags: The Pure In Heart, 2016, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Behold Your Little Ones"

By Al R. Young Behold Your Little Ones 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: Behold Your Little Ones, 2016, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "There Is Help For You"

By Al R. Young There Is Help For You 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: There Is Help For You, 2016, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "A Labor Of Love"

By Al R. Young A Labor Of Love 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: A Labor Of Love, 2016, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Carry On"

By Al R. Young Carry On 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: Carry On, 2016, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


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 »

Tags: He Restoreth My Soul, 2015, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


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 »

Tags: Blessed Honored Pioneer, 2015, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


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 »

Tags: The Dawning Of A Brighter Day, 2015, Al R. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


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.

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Tags: With A Sincere Heart, 2015, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Steadfastly Minded"

By Al R. Young Steadfastly Minded 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: Steadfastly Minded, 2014, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Exhibits: Till We Meet Again receives award

By Al R. Young Till We Meeting Again, an original oil painting by Elspeth Young, received an Award of Merit at the 90th Annual Spring Salon hosted by the Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah.
The juried exhibit (April 24 – July 6, 2014) is open only to Utah artists.
Of 860 entries submitted, 216 were juried-in to the show, and 20 of the works selected also received awards.

"We've noticed," said Rita Wright, director of the Museum, "that, almost without exception, everybody that walks into the gallery, enjoys Legacy (Portrait of Lois Childs) by Casey Childs (the first axial view in the exhibit), and then turns right around, and immediately migrates to the corner to view Till We Meet Again... Read more »

Tags: Till We Meet Again, 2014, Exhibits, News, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Angels Of Peace"

By Al R. Young Angels Of Peace 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: Angels Of Peace, 2013, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Till We Meet Again"

By Al R. Young Till We Meet Again 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: Till We Meet Again, 2013, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Project Commentaries: Till We Meet Again by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young Elspeth's next painting for our Pioneer Fine Art Collection features Jane Elizabeth Manning.

The character featured in this new painting is heroic by any standard.  At the age of 21 and in company with close family and kin, Manning trekked the 800 miles from Wilton, Connecticut to Nauvoo, Illinois to join with Church members gathering in Illinois.  Destitute upon arriving in Nauvoo, she found true friends in Joseph and Emma Smith, who provided room, board, and a new wardrobe for their guest... Read more »

Tags: Till We Meet Again, 2013, Pioneer Art Collection, Project commentaries


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "As A Sparrow Alone"

By Al R. Young As A Sparrow Alone 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: As A Sparrow Alone, 2013, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Project Commentaries: As A Sparrow Alone by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young Since April of 2012, Elspeth has studied the life of Drusilla Dorris Hendricks (1810-1881), western pioneer and wife of James Hendricks.  In August of last year, Elspeth began a painting of Drusilla Hendricks, portraying one of the most anguished moments in Drusilla's courageous life.

In the autumn of 1838, religious persecution in Missouri erupted into mob violence.  In the midst of the devastation of burned and trampled crops and murderous attacks by mobsters, Drusilla recounted that neighbor children brought word that her husband had been shot... Read more »

Tags: As A Sparrow Alone, 2013, Pioneer Art Collection, Project commentaries


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "The Treasure"

By Al R. Young The Treasure 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: The Treasure, 2012, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Growing Light"

By Al R. Young Growing Light 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: Growing Light, 2012, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "And Thou Didst Hear Me"

By Al R. Young And Thou Didst Hear 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 »

Tags: And Thou Didst Hear Me, 2012, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Project Commentaries: I Will Uphold Thee by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young
Today commemorates the 160th anniversary of the event this painting depicts.  The two courageous young women represented in this image saved stacks of precious pages of sacred text from a bloodthirsty mob hundreds strong.  In honor of the day (and with Pioneer Day coming shortly), we thought readers might enjoy just a few highlighted entries from Elspeth's extensive painting log kept during the painting process in 2011:
 9 August. 

I had a very successful photo shoot with the models for the Book of Commandments painting... Read more »

Tags: I Will Uphold Thee, 2012, Costume and props, Pioneer Art Collection


Pioneer Collection added to Al Young Studios' online gallery

By Al R. Young The online fine art gallery at www.alyoung.com now features the Pioneer Fine Art Collection, focusing primarily on people and events in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Elspeth's new painting, I will Uphold Thee, featuring the heroism of the Rollins sisters in connection with the first edition of The Book of Commandments, is among the first images in the new collection.

Each collection in the Commercial Portfolio represents an ongoing focus of endeavor... Read more »

Tags: 2012, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


New selection of fine art prints of Far Away In The West by Ashton Young

By Al R. Young
Far Away In The West by Ashton Young is the newest oil painting to be added to the High Valley Collection as well as the Pioneer Collection of original artworks from Al Young Studios.  Six fine-art print styles and sizes of this new image are now available at www.alyoung.com, ranging in price from $13.00(4x17.25 poster print) to $265.00 (reproduction giclee canvas).

Click here to see a larger copy of the new painting and look at the selection of available prints.

The image features the dream of freedom and peace that was dear to refugees from religious persecution on America's western frontier in the 1840s... Read more »

Tags: Far Away In The West, 2012, High Valley Art Collection, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "I Will Uphold Thee"

By Al R. Young I Will Uphold Thee 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: I Will Uphold Thee, 2011, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Project Commentaries: I Will Uphold Thee by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young

Since early February of this year, Elspeth has been working on a painting of Mary Elizabeth and Caroline Rollins—two pioneer sisters who bravely saved what they could from a violent mob who destroyed the early Church's printing press July 20, 1833.  The painting depicts both teenage girls with the precious galley pages of The Book of Commandments which they salvaged while they were pursued by armed members of the mob. In desperation they sought refuge in a nearby cornfield--an occurrence Mary movingly described in her published autobiography... Read more »

Tags: I Will Uphold Thee, 2011, Costume and props, Pioneer Art Collection, Project commentaries, Tools supplies and operations


Al R. Young completes new oil painting - "Mountain Home"

By Al R. Young Mountain Home is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

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Tags: Mountain Home, 2006, Al R. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Al R. Young completes new oil painting - "In The High Valley"

By Al R. Young In The High Valley 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: In The High Valley, 2005, Al R. Young, High Valley Art Collection, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection