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marcie shepard August 27, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Hi! I’m a born again Christian (a Messianic Jew, really), and am an artist, myself. I am inviting other artists whose work I admire to contribute high resolution photos of their realistic or modern paintings to appear in this new book I’m writing, “The Holy Spirit in the New Testament.” The contributions by selected artists will illustrate or reflect over 100 scriptures in the New Testament about the Holy Spirit which I’ve selected and organized into 16 chapters, with a foreword introducing the Holy Spirit to the reader, or your painting(s) may be used as a chapter heading. The names of artists, their bios and contact info will appear at the back of the book and artists’ names will be listed on the back cover.

You are a great artist, and they so personify the nature and power of Holy Spirit for me, and I so admire your work, I hesitate to ask if I may get your permission to include several of your paintings since I cannot pay up front. However, I’d be happy, once artwork and text is organized and my calligrapher has completed all the scriptures, to get a lawyer and prepare contracts, percentages of book profits, or small flat fees, and get artists’ consents only this time in writing BEFORE publication. ANYTHING, if I can only use your beautiful paintings! It isn’t in my heart to make $ but to glorify the Holy Spirit, but I know artists want to be paid and acknowledged, so I’ll do whatever I can.
All I need now are photos of the paintings below to put in a folder until everything’s assembled that are bigger than a thumbnail so they’re easier to view. This way I can organize them, if you agree to my including them, and begin attaching the scriptures to the paintings and also promoting the book will be possible then because I can show I actually have real artwork to accompany my manuscript! I’ll need high resolution photos eventually before publication.
These are the paintings I’m VERY interested in:

The Lamb of God
Light of the World
Silent Night
Withut Purse or Script
She shall Bring Forth a Son
Drink and Never Thirst

I’d like to email you photos of some pastel paintings of mine which I’ll be using in the book. I have about 100 scriptures in all, and am working with an excellent calligrapher who is also an artist who will be doing the whole thing in calligraphy, so it won’t be finished for several months. So far, I have 26 artists, many of them Christian. Some, I’m proud to say, are allowing me to use the images free. I will be happy to send you links to 3 of my Christian picture books for older children and adults if you care to peruse THEM, as well. This will hopefully convince you of my talent, sincerity, ability to produce excellent product and to complete projects!

Your paintings are REALLY perfect for my book and I am SO looking forward to hearing from you! I hope we can work something out!

Marcie Shepard
847 508 8327


Daniela Larsen August 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm


On a humanitarian trip to our school in Madagascar this summer we met a family and recognized your art in their home. I hope you know how far your art has reached and how many it has touched! I took a picture of a young woman and her mother holding it but could not attach it. I would love to send it to you if you have a regular email address I could use.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us all.



Jessie Newman September 18, 2012 at 2:34 am

I would love to have Liz speak at our Salt Lake Canyon Trails Company of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Please contact me by email and let me know is this would be possible. Thank you.


Linda B Bowen September 22, 2012 at 3:56 am

Liz I have been working at Repartee for a couple of weeks now and am so grateful to be working with your beautiful Art of the Savior. It is so inspiring. I love the videos and blogs…and have learned so much. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with so many. Linda


Rebecca October 15, 2012 at 6:12 am

I heard you speak last month in Rifle CO. I truly enjoyed listening to your story and I absolutely LOVE your work! At the end of your talk you showed a beautiful video, I believe for Christmas this year. I’m just wondering if it is available for purchase. I would love to give it to friends and neighbors along with your picture of the Savior. I have ordered 100 prints to give away. :) Thanks so very much for sharing your gifts & talents with the world!!!
Rebecca Burt


Tawnya October 27, 2012 at 12:52 am

My name is Tawnya McGraw; I am the mother of 6 ages 20-7 and the Stake Primary Presidnet. I love to paint and have enjoyed painting and drawing for many many years. Recently the prophet announced that our Son would be able to get out into the mission field a year earlier than we had planned. After praying and searching for an answer of how I could help him financially without leaving home I was told that I should paint. But it is a struggle for me to take an artform that has mostly been a release from life and apply it to the world. Do you have any suggestions or advice for me? T~


Jamie Soucy November 12, 2012 at 11:05 pm

My friend Grace Moore is taking lessons from you. Les Moore (her grandfather is my friend and said that you are her art teacher). I am interested in having my son take classes from you. He is the most amazing artist. My friend Rhonna Farrer who is an artist, went to school to study children art protege’s and said that my son is more amazing than any child she has seen. I need to find someone to teach him and further his techniques. Can you please contact me and let me know if he can come to your class?
Thank you so much!
Jamie Soucy


Deanne November 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

Hi Liz,
I am a member of the Church from New Zealand and I am organizing a Woman at the Well fireside with our Relief Society. I was just wondering if I could use some of your beautiful images for a slideshow during the fireside?

Thank you,


Kenna McOmber November 14, 2012 at 12:23 am

Santa Rosa CA stake is presenting a Choral Christmas program as our missionary outreach to our community.
I have been asked to provide the multimedia visuals. May we please use your images of the life of Christ as part of this event? Dec 1st and 2nd.

Kenna McOmber
SR Stake Creche Festival Committee


Kenna McOmber November 14, 2012 at 12:24 am

I am mesmerized by the moments of humanity, spirituality and beauty that hold me in stillness and feed my soul.
Thank you!


Gus Bolos November 14, 2012 at 3:03 am

I recently bought 3 prints of your art called “The Restoration”. It’s the print of Peter, James, and John with their hands on Joseph Smith’s head confering the Priesthood on him. I took it and put it together with me, my brother and father’s line of authority. I transposed it against your print but in a watermark. I now want to print them up and frame them for Christmas. I wanted to get a copyright release from you in order to do this. I’ve already bought your prints and if you would like I can shred them after I print these up. Can you help me with this?


Randee November 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I have bought pictures form this collection from Deseret Book. I put them in a little quiet book for my children to keep them quiet in sacrament. It works great. They love to look at all the amazing pictures. I would like to sell the books that I make. So I am trying to see if I can get permission from the artist to use their aret in my book. Every picture would give the credit to the artist. I would greatly apreciate your help. Thank you for your time.
Randee Logan


Jen Eagar December 3, 2012 at 4:52 am

11 years or so ago Jim Sherman had me fill in as Mary for you in a photo shoot. You were doing it so you could paint Jesus at the temple at age 12. I’ve been waiting these many years to see how it turned out & would love todisplay it in my home. Please let me know if you did paint it & if so where I could buy a copy. It was a wondeful experience I’ll always remember.
Jennifer Eagar


Natalie Snapp December 6, 2012 at 2:33 am

Hi, Liz! First of all, I stumbled upon your site while looking for images of Mary with an infant Jesus and I’m blown away. Your work is utterly amazing.

I know it’s really last minute but I begin a series on my blog tomorrow about the human side of Mary as a mother. If I credited you and linked back to this site, may I use the image “She Shall Bring Forth A Son”?

I will go ahead and put it up if I don’t hear back from you before tomorrow and if this is not OK, I will take it down immediately.

Thank you for your beautiful work!


admin January 22, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Hi Natalie!

That is completely fine you go right ahead. Thank you so much, I’m really glad you like it. That is so exciting, I can’t wait to read what you write about Mary. I think a lot of people forget that she was a person just like each one of us who had an important mission here in this life. It’s easy to forget we all have an important mission to fulfill here on this earth. So once again that is great you are writing about her human side. I hope you have a great day! Thanks again!



Michelle December 6, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I truly love your paintings and I have recently been selected to be a director for a religious retreat. I would like to see if I could have your permission to use your artwork to have a picture to put on our name tags and banner for the retreat.


Lynn Hughes December 15, 2012 at 3:22 am

I’m looking through “Jesus Christ – Son of Man,” a book by Susan Easton Black with art by you. It’s a beautiful book that I’ve had many years. There is a black and white drawing on page 38 of Jesus holding a lamb. I don’t see a name for it. Also, I’ve looked at the Greenwich website and that isn’t one of the pieces they offer for sale. Can you please give me the name of the piece and any help as to how I might obtain a copy. It’s dated 3/26/01.

I just love it.
Thank you so much


Patty Katashima January 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Thank you for your exhibit at the Mormon Battalion in San Diego! Our ward’s YW are going to the Mormon Battalion Historic Site tonight just to see your paintings. Do you have any small thing you could say to them about how you felt while you worked on these paintings?
Thank you again for sharing your talents!

Patty Katashima


Kim McCrary January 15, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Hi Liz. I’m working on the posters and invites for the Women’s Conference you and Susan will be speaking at next month (Cedar Hills West Stake). I’m trying to find some high res images of your artwork for the background on both. The posters will be 16 x 20 and the invites 4 x 6. Thanks.


Myrna Kemp January 18, 2013 at 1:20 am

I have always been a fan of paintings of the Savior but the one that appeared in the December 2012 Ensign magazine, Seeking the One, has touched me as no other painting has ever done. I have returned time and again to the photo of your beautiful painting and each time I am brought to tears by its beauty. I haven’t quite figured out just why, but the broken thong on His sandal has really reached into my heart and soul.
I decided today, that I needed this picture in my home and was so pleased to be able to find a site where I could order it.
Thank you so much for sharing your talent with the world.


Jill McWillis February 22, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Hi Liz. Your work is amazing! I have “Worth of a Soul” displayed in our Library. I have two adopted bi-racial children and I appreciate your work so much. I recently joined the board of a non-profit organization call The Voice of the Children. They are developing a ten acre agricultural community as well as supplying a medical clinic and orphanage in Haiti. I just finished serving for three years as primary president and have a great love of teaching children the gospel. I have a bachelors in English Creative Writing, and I’m well acquainted with Children’s books. My neighbor is Haitian and he is a lawyer and poet. We’re nearby in Draper. We would like to write a children’s book in French and Creole to teach the gospel to Haitian children and help them feel the Spirit. One of my earliest memories of feeling the Spirit as a child was while reading a book on prayer and I’ve witnessed the power of picture books in teaching the gospel to my own children. I spoke with a bishop in Port-au-Prince yesterday and he was very touched by the idea. Another member of our board can self-publish it. The missing piece is art work. I would love for children and families in Haiti to feel the powerful Spirit that emanates from your artwork. They will feel their Savior’s love when they look at your work and read the words of truth accompanying it. Would you be interested?


Brett March 2, 2013 at 1:31 am

I would love to buy a large print of The Road To Emmaus, but can’t find one for sale. Is there a location that sells large prints of this piece?

Thank you for sharing your gift – you are immensely gifted.


admin March 5, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Yes, you can order online There are several print sizes and you can get them framed as well. You just need to click on the size you want. :)


Giovanni March 10, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Mrs. Liz
Olivato my name is John, I am writing from La Spezia (Italy). Thank you for the emotions that it gives me every time I see one of his paintings. The passages of the Bible that she has been brought to life, the ‘facial expressions and the color of his paintings leave you breathless. I would like to share with others these emotions, I ask permission to use some images of his paintings for the website I made for the Mission Center of the City I work with my free to know our missionaries who are scattered around the world. Whatever your decision, thank you very much of what gives us. The Lord has given you a great gift.
Forgive me for the mistakes made in this my email but I unfortunately do not speak English


gus oropeza March 12, 2013 at 3:22 am

where can i purchase a print or reproduction of Joseph Smith at Christ’s feet? i LOVE that painting!


Mary Bailey March 18, 2013 at 3:32 am

Dear Liz, Like all the other people who have commented, I think you are a wonderful artist. I have a special request for you. I have used your paintings on my first two Jesus My Son novels. I have received so many positive comments! Now, I have finished my third book, Jesus My Son: Mary’s Journal of Jesus’ Death and Ascension and I need a cover. I have serached your website, but cannot find a painting suitable for this cover. Do you have anything hidden in your private gallery that would show Jesus looking up toward his heavenly Father and down at his earthly mother with a title Jesus My Son? I really would appreciate any help you could offer. Thanks so much.


Rebecca Johnston March 20, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Hey, Sister Swindle!

My name is Rebecca Johnston, and I’m a student at BYU-Idaho. I’m taking a class called Business for the Professional Artist, and I was wondering if I could have a phone interview with you and ask you a couple of questions? The interview wouldn’t be longer than a half an hour, and I wouldn’t be publishing it. It’d be for my own personal use. I’d like to ask you particularly about being a mother and an artist since that is what I would like to do. I’m available pretty much any time except between 9-10 A.M on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I hope to hear from you soon! Thank you for the beautiful work you share!

Rebecca Johnston


Michele Johnson March 22, 2013 at 1:50 am

You are an extremely talented artist and I really love your work. For a Relief Society activity we are doing we would like to make a slideshow of pictures of the Savior and we’re hoping to get permission to include some of your beautiful paintings. Please let me know if this would be a possibility. I really appreciate your consideration and thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!


John W. March 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm

I would like to know what email address to use to ask for permission to use an electronic copy of the image “Hold On Tight”, on our Powerpoint display, for a meeting that we are having at our church. It is a wonderful image and would fit just perfectly with our subject.

thank you in advance,


Javier March 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Hello Liz

My name is Javier Cabot. I am web editor of Pictures of Jesus ( We store Jesus Pictures of different authors. I have permission to publish it (with a link to original picture website) of several author.

I want your permission to publish your art on my web.

If you want you can visit it on If you give me permission, please can you contact with me at



Greg Sorenson April 4, 2013 at 4:37 am

Hello! You may not remember me, but I attended a fireside you spoke at some time ago in Hemet, and I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your talents with so many people and bringing the Spirit into their lives. And I wanted to share something about how your art has influenced my life. :)

I recently had a high school assignment for my AP English 11 class where we were required to analyze a painting poetically. I thought about it and decided to try and make more out of the assignment than just a normal assignment and looked through some of your artwork, remembering your fireside.

As I looked through and contemplated about which painting to select, my mind kept coming back to your painting, “Forgiven”. As required by the assignment, I wrote down how it made me feel and how I would feel if I were in the painting. After deeply considering these things, I really wanted to start work on the poem. I had an impression to say a prayer before I started because I felt like I could make more out of this than just another grade to help pass my class. As I started to write the poem, I thought about things that she might be feeling at the time as well as your remarks on the story of the painting. Though it started out thinking about this, it began to flow more out onto paper because I could relate to her situation from a somewhat similar past experience with repentance. As it continued, it became more about what I had felt during that process of repentance, but when it finished, I found that it could go either way; not just for me, or for the woman in the story, but anyone who has been lifted by the Savior from a dark state of sin to be clean, pure, and filled with the reassurance of His love.
This is the poem I wrote:


I knew it was wrong, I felt it inside,
And now I felt broken, wanting only to hide.
The guilt grew inside me; the crowd knew it well;
But still as I lay there it fervently swelled.

Heavily I cried, knowing my tears
Were not out of sorrow, but moved more by fears.
The guilt, it consumed me, till soon even though
The crowd was still round me, I felt all alone.

My world, it grew darkened; my hope, it grew faint;
I could see but nothing more than the taint.
The darkness, it deepened, till I came to be blind,
Knowing only the pain, and no brighter side.

Then out of the darkness approached a pure light,
I tried to look toward it; but the light seemed too bright.
Suddenly, I knew it, and looked down in shame;
A friend whom had trusted me with His own name.

Why had He come here, I questioned myself;
Surely more goodness could be found somewhere else.
Perhaps he’d reject me for the deeds I had done;
I was simply convinced that the darkness had won.

But there was no rejection, no hateful remark,
I saw only a hand offer freedom from dark.
I looked up with tears, in wonder and awe,
As I felt my guilt lighten, and in moments, ‘twas gone.

I looked at the eyes that looked warmly at me,
And suddenly realized that I was now free.
The joy swelled inside me, filled every dark place;
His arms closed round ‘bout me in loving embrace.

My child, He said; How I’ve missed you so,
And now that I’ve found you, I will carry you home.


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