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LDS Artist Creates Exquisite Paintings of Temples Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Recently, KSL highlighted an LDS artist, Jolynn Forman, who uses cold wax and oil paints to create fanciful and stunning works of art. 

As a young girl, Forman doodled pictures of unicorns on just about everything she could. Even from that young age, she loved art. But that love solidified and deepened after her mother died in a car crash when Forman was just 13.

While sorting through her mother's possessions, Forman discovered a dusty box filled with drawings and portraits. “I had never heard from my mother or others even an inkling she was an artist, so I was stunned," Forman told KSL. "I asked my grandma about them, and she explained that my mother was very talented but had encountered a cruel art teacher in college that had told her she was no good, so my mother had never drawn again. It was so sad! And at that moment I vowed to myself to never let go of my own art but somehow continue the family ‘talent’ my mother had given up on.”

Recently, Forman has been working on a beautiful series of paintings of LDS temples. Check them out below, or learn more about Forman on KSL.


SLC temple. Abstract combination. Oil and cold wax. #ldstemples #jolynnformanart #slctemple #ldsart #mormonart

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Logan Temple. Oil and cold wax. #ldstemple #ldsart #mormonart #jolynnformanart #logan

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LDS Phoenix Temple. Cold wax and oil on panel. #abstractart #ldstemple #mormonart #jolynnformanart #oilpainting #coldwax #coldwaxpainting #phoenixtemple

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Saint George Temple. Oil and cold wax #jolynnformanart #coldwax #oilpainting #stgeorgetemple #ldsart

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All of my pieces are for sale! My website is www.jolynnforman.com for the prints or originals. Thank you for all the support I have received the last few days

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Newest temple piece. Any guesses on which temple? #coldwax #jolynnformanart #ldstemple #oilpainting #mormontemple

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Payson temple. Cold wax and oil. #jolynnformanart #paysontemple #ldsart #coldwax #oilpainting #fineart #mormonart

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Manti temple. Newest piece. #coldwax #jolynnformanart #oilpainting #manti #lds #ldstemple #ldsart

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Final piece: "Nauvoo Temple" 48" by 30" oil and cold wax. #ldsart #coldwax #jolynnformanart #mormonart #ldstemple #nauvoo

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On the easel. Nauvoo LDS temple. Oil and cold wax #jolynnformanart #ldstemple #ldsart #nauvootemple #coldwax #mormonart

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Payson Temple in Spring colors. #lds #jolynnformanart #paysontemple #ldstemple #ldsart #abstractart

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