New Portrait Completed

Completed a 16×20 inch oil portrait this week. Took about 5 hours.

New Portrait Begun

First pass on the darks on my latest painting. I will enter this portrait into the next Portrait Society of America international competition. You should enter your work, too. Oil Read More …

Four New Paintings

Today I released¬†four new paintings. I unveiled them at a conference for women in Annapolis where I spoke about my illustration process, inspiration and techniques. They have been in development Read More …

A Christmas Song for Fathers: “The Hero of Christmas”

This story was submitted by a friend who was affected by the painting “While Mary Sleeps”. You can read other comments on the painting’s web page. Jim McFerson felt strongly Read More …

Positive Stories

Sharing uplifting stories is how we spread joy, gratitude and hope around the world and combat the tide of hopelessness and fear. I’ve received several messages about the positive impact Read More …

On the Cross

Oil on Gessobord 18×36 inches December 2013 Painted over three days in 2013, this image depicts the Son of God bearing the weight of the world as he endures the Read More …

Daughter of Jairus Featured in Art Gala

The nationally recognized oil painting Christ Healing the Daughter of Jairus will be featured at the Tenth Annual Shenandoah Invitational Art Gala October 10, 2013. Lester Yocum will join several Read More …

Eagle Looking Down

Oil on canvas, 16×20″, 1999 Purchase Prints One of a series of works based on animals done in early 1999.

Change of Heart Finished

Licensed in 2012 for use as album artwork for a Christian rock band. Oil on hardboard, 16×20 inches (41x51cm), April 14, 2012 Prints for Sale Alma, son of Alma the Read More …

I Believe

Licensed in 2012 for use as album artwork for a Christian rock band. Oil on hardboard, 16×20 inches (41x51cm), December 15, 2012 Having been at sea for many months, Nephi Read More …