Professional Information

Artist in Residence

Education

2001 BFA Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Illustration

Books

2006

  • 14 paintings as illustrations for a book titled “A Christmas Bell for Anya” Written by Chris Stewart and performed by Clair Bloom and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Aired as PBS Christmas Special 2006.
  • 8 illustrations along with auxiliary marketing illustrations for a book entitled “Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret” Hardcover: Shadow Mountain, Paperback Simon & Schuster 2006

2005

  • 12 paintings as Illustrations for a book titled "Sister Eternal" written by Deiter F. Uchtdorf and Published by Deseret Book of Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Completes 18 illustrations along with auxiliary marketing illustrations and animations for a book entitled “Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo” Hardcover Shadow Mountain Paperback Simon & Schuster.

2004

  • 19 paintings as Illustrations for a book titled “A Christmas Dress for Ellen” written by Thomas S. Monson and Published by Deseret Book of Salt Lake City, UT.

2004

  • 26 paintings as Illustrations for a book titled “You are Priceless” written by Stephen E. Robinson and Published by Shadow mountain of Salt Lake City, UT.

2003

  • 13 paintings as Illustrations for a book titled “He Took My Lickin’ For Me” written by Timothy R. Robinson and Published by Shadow mountain of Salt Lake City, UT.
  • 18 paintings as Illustrations for a book titled “A Family is Forever” written by Sean Ann Bessey and Published by Covenant Communications of American Fork, UT.
  • 10 paintings as Illustrations for a book titled “Real Men listen to Rush” written by Shane Fortune and Published by Crown Oak Press.

2002

  • 18 paintings as Illustrations for a book titled “Christmas Oranges” written by Linda Bethers and and Published by Covenant Communications of American Fork, UT.

2001

  • Collaborated with Artist David Lindsley to illustrate a book titled "Daughter of a King: written by Rachael Anne Nunesh and Published by Conevant Communications of American Ford, Utah.

Magazines

2006 - Realms of Fantasy Magazine, December Issue

2001 - The Ensign Magazine, January Issue

2000 - Park City Magazine, Winter Issue

Animation

2004-present http://www.leventhumps.com

2000 - Artist, Saphire Corporation: LEGO Bionicle and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Games

Exhibitions

Solo

2004 - An exhibition of paintings from the book “You are Priceless” along with other figurative works. November-December 2004. Cedar City Public Library.

2002 - An exhibition of paintings from the book “Christmas Oranges” along with other figurative works. November-December 2002. The Repartee Gallery, Provo, UT.

Group

2006 - "The Masters' Brush," Sears Fine Art Gallery; “Get Real,” Springville Museum of Art.

2002-2006 - SUU Faculty Show, Braithwaite Gallery

Juried

2004 - Cedar City Annual Art Show; Springville Art Museum Annual Spring

Honors

Awards

2006 - “A Christmas Bell for Anya" has been selected as the book of the month for December for Mrs. Huntsman's "Read with a Child"

2004 - Award of Merit Cedar City Annual Art

2003 - “He Took my Lickin’ for Me” Selected as Book of the Year by the Independent Booksellers Association (IBBY Award) Illustrated Regional Bestsellers, in 2002, 2003, 2003, 2004, & 2005

Guest

2003-present - KSL Christmas Special “Christmas Oranges”, Panel discussion. Aired Christmas Eve 2003, 2004, 2005

2002-present - Various Radio interviews, Book Signings, School Assemblies etc. Good Day Utah

2002 - Guest Lecturer at Brigham Young University on the Subject of Narrative Illustration.

Commissions

2006 - 8 commissioned portraits for both public and private collections. (SUU, R. Haze Hunter Conference Center, Michael O. Leavitt center for Politics and Public Service)

2005 - 7 commissioned portraits for both public and private collections. (SUU, R. Haze Hunter Conference Center)

2004 - 9 commissioned portraits for both public and private collections. (SUU, R. Haze Hunter Conference Center)

2003 - 8 commissioned portraits for both public and private collections. (SUU, R. Haze Hunter Conference Center)

2002 - 6 commissioned portraits for both public and private collections. (SUU, R. Haze Hunter Conference Center)

2001 - 6 commissioned portraits for both public and private collections. (Provo City Library at Academy Square)