Everyone who’s a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints knows the apostles Elder Henry B. Eyring, Richard G. Scott, and Boyd K. Packer as they provide inspiring messages at devotionals and General Conference sessions.
But even the many members of the Church don’t know that these apostles are incredible artists, inspiring others not only through their words, but also through their art.
1. President Henry B. Eyring
The First Counselor of the First Presidency produces incredible pieces of art through watercolor and sketching mediums.
Concerning his art, President Eyring remarked,
When you get a watercolor working right, the feeling of illumination is like a deeply spiritual thing.
More of his artwork can be found in his book, I Will Lead You Along.
2. President Boyd K. Packer
The President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has been intrigued with God’s creations since he was a boy.
His artistic impulses first drew him to the birds and wildlife that were native to the woods and wetlands outside his hometown of Brigham City, Utah. Young Boyd Packer sketched insects, farm animals, and waterfowl on discarded scraps of papers.
President Packer works with a variety of mediums, including sketching materials, woodworking and carving, and oil and acrylic paints.
See more of President Packer’s art at churchofjesuschrist.org.
3. Elder Richard G. Scott
Elder Richard G. Scott was first inspired to develop the talent of being an artist when he and his wife visited a friend who was an artist. Over the years he has improved his artistic skills and works primarily with watercolors. See the images below for examples of his work.
All three of the apostles have been enlightened through their pursuit of the arts, learning and growing as they discover new tricks and methods for improving their work. They have also learned important gospel principles as they incorporate religious symbolism into their work. As Elder Richard G. Scott told KSL,
Gigantic waves represent trials and temptations that we can be unaware of.
To see more of the apostles’ art work, please visit Ldsliving.com.