When I create in any field, be it painting, music, writing, there are three things driving me: first, a general urge and desire to create things; second, a specific feeling that a particular picture, musical composition, or book needs is ready to be come out of me and take physical form in the world; and third, a feeling that I can add a somewhat unique addition to the existing body of work within that field.
Whenever I am supposed to tell about myself I feel compelled to mention that while growing up I lived in Utah, the Netherlands, a few times in Germany, and a few times in the Washington, D. C. area where I was born. My dad often took us to historical sights and museums that were near where we lived or were visiting. More often than not the art aspects of the places were emphasized. I also think it should be known that I am a happy husband, father, and grandfather, as also a happy member of the LDS church. Oh, yeah, this is relevant, I got a BFA in printmaking from BYU.
Havenlight is a new name in art for old friends. We’ve been in the business of helping people find inspiration through art since 1978. Today, we are a family of art service and publishing companies with the sole purpose of providing you access to the finest inspirational artists, experiences, and fine art products. We are artists, galleries, websites, printers, publishers and frame makers that can deliver you the entire palette of art, ranging from an inspiring set of Christmas Cards to the finest work of Original Art.
We first met as Frameworks or Repartee Gallery, when we were voted one of the Top Ten Frameshops in America. We learned customer service face to face on the gallery floor and custom framed our art knowing it would be displayed in the homes and businesses of our friends and families.
We started an art publishing company because we could not find the inspirational art our customers desired. Expanding into book, gift and other art-based goods was a simple evolution of serving the same desire. Today our reach may be a bit broader, but the quality and care of the custom framing offered though our websites and galleries is still created with the ideal that every customer is our neighbor.
You do not need to be an expert to select and enjoy a work of art, you simply need to choose a work that moves you. In doing so, it will illuminate the space in which it hangs and share that light of inspiration with those around you.
That’s what we do as well. We are Havenlight and our mission is art.