Author/Artist: Greg Olsen
Release Date: August 2014
Publisher: Deseret Book
Do you LOVE Greg Olsen art?
Do you LOVE pictures of the Savior?
Do you LOVE pictures that depict Christmas?
Then you are in for a GREAT TREAT with this book!
Scriptures, quotes, songs, and text are enhanced with Greg Olsen art!
You will READ and SEE :
* The Reason for the Season
* True Gifts
* Faithful Shepherds
* O Holy Child
* With Wondering Awe
* and MORE
Each page bursts with not only the excitement of Christmas, but also the sacredness of the season.
This book is a PERFECT reminder of why we celebrate Christmas!
I am giving away a copy :)
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About the Author/Artist
Greg Olsen was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho and grew up in the nearby farming community of Iona. He is the oldest of five children. Greg was blessed with very supportive parents who always encouraged him and provided opportunities for him to pursue his passion of art. Greg remembers a time as a teenager when he had been hired to paint a large sign for a local grocery store. It was wintertime and too cold to paint in the garage so his parents let him set up a workshop in his bedroom. He promptly spilled two quarts of black and orange enamel paint all over his bedroom carpet. Amazingly, his parents still encouraged him in his artistic endeavors.
Greg's mother said, "Greg began showing an interest in art when he was in about the 4th or 5th grade. He asked for a John Nagey art set for Christmas, which came with detailed instructions about values, shading, perspective, etc. It also came with a plentiful supply of paper and different shades of black, grey and white chalk, along with colored pencils. Greg seemed to enjoy practicing with these and received encouragement from his school teacher as well as at home.
By the time Greg reached Jr. high School he began to take it quite seriously, and when he entered Bonneville High School he was fortunate to have an extremely good art teacher, who perhaps, contributed more to Greg's art education and desire to make it his life's work than any other person."
After high school Greg attended Utah State University where he studied art. While attending school he met his wife, Sydnie Cazier. They have six children and are enjoying their new role as grandparents. Greg likes being close to his family. He paints in his studio, 37 steps from the back door of their home.