Hi I'm Dean
I'm a sculptor, painter, and runner. I'm a Mormon.
I'm a full time artist. I love to paint, sculpt, and produce illustrations. I grew up on the east coast of the USA and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. I joined the church right after college and went on a two year mission to Switzerland and France. After that I also went on to receive a degree in graphic design and continue my career. In my spare time I love outdoor sports like running, hiking and biking.
Why I am a Mormon
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints really chose me I guess. I was studying christianity and the Bible on my own and doing a lot of praying and soul searching just after college. I was pretty much considering the Catholic church very strongly when I met someone who was a Mormon and introduced me to the teachings of the LDS church. I received such amazing feelings of joy and exhilaration at the things I was learning that I decided this must be the Lord's true church. In fact I knew it. So I was baptized. The things I learned then to be true, I still know to be true today.
How I live my faith
I enjoy the challenge of serving others through the programs of the church. Many times I've had the chance to use my artistic talents to further the work of the Lord. I've had occasion to design floats for parades and educate others about the field of art. I have also had many opportunities to teach others the gospel and to strengthen them while strengthening myself at the same time. I've also been granted many opportunities to aid in the efforts of the church to help the poor and needy. There's a special feeling that attends this kind of service. I'm so grateful to have continual ability to participate in these activities.