Robert Atkins: Mormon Cartoonist

Robert Atkins: Mormon Cartoonist

Robert Atkins is an American cartoonist who also happens to be a Mormon (LDS). In an interview with Michelle Garrett Bulsiewicz from the Deseret News, he expressed how his faith has impacted his career: “I rely on the Lord for major decisions as far as what...
BYU Animation Short Film “Taijitu” Nominated for Student Emmy

BYU Animation Short Film “Taijitu” Nominated for Student Emmy

BYU Animation has done well over the years. Many of the short films they have produced have been nominated for student Emmys (College Television Awards) in the past, and BYU Animation students often go on to work for big animation companies like Disney and Pixar. Most...
Jenny Oaks Baker: Grammy Nominated Violinist

Jenny Oaks Baker: Grammy Nominated Violinist

According to Wikipedia, Jenny Oaks Baker is a “Grammy Nominated American violinist” who began playing the violin at the age of four and began playing orchestra solos when she was eight. She has won many awards throughout her career, including two Pearl...
Noteworthy: Group of Acapella Singers from BYU

Noteworthy: Group of Acapella Singers from BYU

Noteworthy is a group of acapella singers from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. All nine members of the group are Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) and write inspirational and spiritual music. They won first place at the...
Mindy Gledhill

Mindy Gledhill

Mindy Gledhill is an indie singer-songwriter from Eureka, California. She has worked with the DJ Kaskade, Katie Herzig, Meaghan Smith, and Julie Feeney. Additionally, she performs alongside her brother-in-law as Hive Riot. She describes her music as a sound...
Paul Cardall: A World-Renowned Pianist and Composer

Paul Cardall: A World-Renowned Pianist and Composer

Paul Cardall’s Music Paul Layton Cardall, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS or “Mormon”) is an inspirational pianist and composer whose music has sailed to the top of the Billboards on multiple occasions without any...
James the Mormon (James Brandt Curran)

James the Mormon (James Brandt Curran)

James the Mormon is the name James Brandt Curran has used to represent himself online and around the world. James is a rap music artist whose EP “I’m Not a Rapper” hit No.1 on the iTunes hip-hop/rap top albums and No. 7 on the iTunes top albums...
Don Bluth

Don Bluth

Don Bluth Animation Director and Producer Perhaps the biggest name in feature-length animation since Walt Disney. Don Bluth served a mission to Argentina and graduated from BYU. His filmography includes The Rescuers (1977), Pete’s Dragon (1977), The Secret of...
Reg Wilkins

Reg Wilkins

Reg Wilkins Reg Wilkins FCSD is an international freelance photographer with a career spanning more than four decades. Born in Brockley, London in 1942, he assisted the acclaimed fashion, advertising and editorial photographer, David Montgomery for seven years in the...
Stanley J. Watts

Stanley J. Watts

Stanley J. Watts Stan Watts was born in Salt Lake City Utah and grew up in the city’s Sugarhouse neighborhood. While attending Salt Lake’s South High School he was already a noted artist, being recognized as a Sterling Scholar in art; the Sterling Scholar...
Anne Vanderlaan

Anne Vanderlaan

Anne Vanderlaan Anna Vanderlaan (pronounced Onna ) is a multicultural interdisciplinary artist with a BS degree in painting and drawing, and a Master of Fine Arts. She is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Psychology. Anne was the president of the South West Artist of...
Erick Sosa

Erick Sosa

Erick Sosa Erick Sosa is a Los Angeles based Toy sculptor (collectible sculptor also) He has been sculpting since he was 3-4 years old, and over 13 years professionally.Erik is a stay at home Dad/Husband to a 2 year old daughter (Keira) and his wife Erika. He served...
Al Rounds

Al Rounds

Al Rounds In 1977, he earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah.  His painting technique was influenced there by the English portrait master, Alvin Gittins, and newspaper art critic and watercolorist, George Dibble. Utah-born, Al Rounds was...
Ed “Big Daddy” Roth

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth

Ed “Big Daddy” Roth  (1932 – 2001) Hot Rod Designer He created custom show cars in his garage.  He was a struggling artist who financed his inventions by selling drawings and t-shirts at drag events, fairs, and car shows.  When he personally...
Rose Marie Reid

Rose Marie Reid

Rose Marie Reid She was an accomplished Canadian swimmer, who created the bathing costume which was a fashion item rather than a purely functional suit.  Her company eventually captured ten percent of the women’s swimwear market which led to her being named...
Walter Rane

Walter Rane

Walter Rane He served a full-time mission in France.  The mission president wanted to do a traveling exhibit of original works to appeal to the French people.  It was sort of a visitors center in the back of a VW Bus.  Elder Rane spent a couple of months in the...
Del Parson

Del Parson

Del Parson He grew up in Rexburg, Idaho, where his father was an art professor at the local college and his mother taught second grade.  His dad often took the family on painting excursion camp-outs.  He loved the outdoors.  Drawing came naturally for him, and he...
Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen Greg grew up in rural Idaho.  His parents were also artists, and they encouraged his artistic expression.  He studied illustration at Utah State University.  His paintings hang in temples in more than 20 countries around the world.  He has also done work...
Keith Nielsen

Keith Nielsen

Keith Nielsen He is self-taught sculptor working from his home. His first commercial success came while selling his sculptures in a mall where shoppers were able to watch him work. Latter-day Saints might be most familiar with his temple sculptures which feature his...
David Edward Linn

David Edward Linn

David Edward Linn David Linn was born in Palo Alto, California and grew up in the hills of the South Bay peninsula. He began painting shortly after birth and has only occasionally paused to pursue other interests such as music composition and performance, mountain...
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