Monday, December 15, 2008


I recently had an enjoyable morning shoot with Max Esplin. Max is working with ceramics at BYU. Here are two images from our shoot.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Timp Timp Timp

As Conrad Nebeker calls it, here is an image of his painting; Timp Timp Timp. It is a triptych with each panel measuring 4'x8'. Good sized painting! Conrad made one cool painting. If you have not seen it it person ask Conrad to see it.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Always Interesting

Scipio Savior


I've been shooting for Frank McEntire for a few years now and I'm always fascinated by the work he brings in. On any given shoot for Frank I usually need to call on all my resources to light and image his work as he sees it. He combines objects in ways that push my skills to capture the image. These are a few from a recent shoot that I enjoy. I hope you do also.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Heavy Metal Music

I shot these a while ago for Deveren Farley. It's fun to study his work and see all the different and varied parts and pieces that make up his sculpture. Sort of like a 3D Where's Waldo! He is always on the lookout for items to use in his sculpture. In fact, his mailman, friends, and neighbors all contribute to his supply.

If these images get you interested you can check his website for additional works. You can find more at:


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Zions Bank Artists' Reception

Thursday the 6th of November I was able to attend the 11th Annual Zions Bank Artists' Reception in SLC. Six of my clients were there out of the 57 exhibits artists exhibiting.

Michael & Morgan Coleman each had some of their paintings on exhibit. Michael also had a bronze there. Morgan (pictured here) and Char (who took the pic) were representing the Coleman clan.

Marilyn Sunderland was there for the first time with her gourds. It is just amazing the work she does. You can see her work on her website:

Bryan Mark Taylor was the artist who introduced us to the Zion Bank exhibit years ago. Bryan is now in CA and has wonderful plein-air paintings and his work gets better all the time. You can follow him on his blog or view paintings on his website at: Great to see you again Bryan!

Ken Packer rounds out my clients that were on the 18th floor. Ken had his bronze work there and as you can see interested patrons talking with him. Ken's website is: Hope you stop by his site and enjoy his work.

Last but in no way the least was Ben Hammond. Ben does wonderful work with the human figure and then casts in bronze. You can view more of Ben's work on his site at:

On each of the floors along with the artists were food by many different providers and live music. I need to stick in a plug for MINI'S handcrafted gourmet miniature cupcakes! WOW is all I could say. Les Madeleines also had some wonderful desserts. There were also other caterers there but you can see by my impressions I spent most of my time with the desserts!

Music was also a big part of the evening. Ridin' the Fault Line, Kirkmount & Murdock Jazz Ensemble were all favorites of mine.

What could you ask for more? Good art, food, friends & music all in one place! One great evening.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Voting update

As posted earlier, I voted early to avoid long lines. Well, as I said, Florence did not have to wait in line on election day in the morning. And my two children (who voted after I posted the blog) informed me that; Clarke voted in the afternoon without waiting, and Sara voted at 6:30pm and also had no lines to wait in!

So, all in all I'm glad I voted early, waited in line (to avoid waiting in lines) and could be of service to my family so they did not have to wait in lines! I still think it is a wonderful process and am amazed at all of it.

Here is an image of sculpture by Deveren Farley I shot for him. I must say he has good taste in subject material!


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Voted (EARLY)

To avoid long lines I went and voted in the morning of the 31st of October. While waiting in line I had the opportunity to chat with many new friends who were also avoiding long lines. After 40 minutes we finally made it into the poling place where we could cast our ballot for the person of our choice to represent us. It was a bit annoying to have to wait that long to "avoid the long lines" on election day. A bit annoying, but well worth the privilege of voting and taking part of the process.

This morning, Florence called me on her way to work to thank me for voting early. When I asked her how long she waited she told me the longest part was visiting with the poll worker (a neighbor) after voting! Well, I'm glad I could help someone avoid the long lines:-)

Here is an image of a painting by Nick Coleman that has nothing to do with voting or the election.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

THS Thunderball

OK, here is something a little different. Sara and Clarke both competed at the THS Thunderball this last weekend. Sara also performed with her team from Center Stage. These images are of her & her team. I don't have images of Clarke because he wanted video and I shot it on his camera and I don't have access to it. Anyway, here are images of Sara & her team.


Friday, October 24, 2008

Clients in Southwest Art

FYI, two of my clients have stories about them in the November issue of Southwest Art. I do photography for both Justin Taylor (pages 92 & 93) & Kaziah Hancock (pages 98 & 99). Check out the November 2008 issue!

Clarity at the End of Things
Justin Taylor

Nicholas C. Kirven
Kaziah Hancock

More work by Kaziah can be seen at:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Jordann Wood

Here are a few images I shot for Jordann Wood a little while ago.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Brian Kershisnik

Here are two images from a recent shoot I completed for Brian.

Making Progress

Entertaining Angels Unaware


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Michael Coleman

These are two images I recently shot for Michael Coleman.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Frank McEntire

I've been busy in the studio shooting lately. Here are two works by Frank McEntire.

Gift to the Deserved One -detail

Voltomatic Menorah


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Friday night the 5th of September we opened our 5th Anniversary Exhibit during the gallery stroll. Artists participating in this exhibit exhibited with us five years ago when we opened the gallery. Hard to believe that five years have gone by since that opening. We've had wonderful exhibits, fantastic artists and great patrons & supporters of the gallery. In case you didn't make it to the opening here are a few images from that evening. The cake was very good and the art & patrons were wonderful as ever.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Clarke is off to the MTC!

Florence gets the honor of putting Clarke's nametag on for the first time.

Sara & Elder Hawkinson.

Clarke, David & Florence at the MTC.

If you are interested here is the address for Elder Hawkinson:
Elder William Clarke Hawkinson
MTC Mailbox #120
CAN-VAN 0917
2005 N. 900 E.
Provo, UT 84604-1793

His departure date is estimated 17 September. There is also a Dear Elder website up & running. Sara is tracking & updating that site.

More later!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Pre-Mission Party for Clarke

On Saturday the 23rd, ward members, neighbors, friends & family came to have a party with Clarke. Here are a few images from the event. We're thankful for Scott & Richelle Windhorst who hosted & planned the party!

Clarke greeting friends

Bill Carpenter & Grandpa Weldon Gardner

Florence with Susan Fales & Sue Tuft

Devin & Paula Carpenter

Sara & friends


Jane Petty & Shirley May

Friday, August 22, 2008

Robert Marshall images

Here are a few images from a recent shoot I did for Robert Marshall. Robert just retired from teaching art at BYU.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Here are two new paintings by Kaziah Hancock.
She is keeping busy with paintings of her own and for her Project Compassion. You can see these and more of her work at

Christopher R. Brevard

Mov-em Up
48" x 36" Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Painting by Marty Ricks

Here is an image of a painting I just shot for Marty Ricks. Hope you enjoy it. It is 24" x 32" Oil on Canvas.