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Photo Gallery: The Artwork of Elder Scott

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Image from Mormon Newsroom.

About 50 years ago, Elder Richard G. Scott went with his wife, Jeanene, to visit a friend and commercial artist. 

"It was fascinating to me," Elder Scott told the Church News. "I decided I wanted to try that. I did, and I was not very successful. Then I heard of an art teacher who was coming to town. I took four lessons from him, which equipped me with greatly improved skills and understanding about art."

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Image from Mormon Newsroom.

As the years went on, he appreciated the creative process of painting more and more. "I've found that when you're doing something like painting, a creative part of your brain opens; you gain insight and perspective about many things. For me, painting clears my mind. I think we discover we're capable of things we've never dreamed of," he said. 

See for yourself what Elder Scott has accomplished through his endeavors to learn watercolor: 

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The model for Little Daisy Girl is the daughter of Elder John B. Dickson of the Seventy and his wife, Delores J. Dickson. Photo from LDS Church News

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Chinese Man was painted for President Gordon B. Hinckley because of his love for Asian people. Photo from LDS Church News.

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African Plain conveys the presence of beauty even in desolation. Photo from LDS Church News.
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