Called to Serve by Doc Christensen
About this Image:
Called to Serve was the first painting done by Doc which incorporated the mirror reflection. This painting was inspired by a letter written to Doc by a young missionary, Elder Brad Griffith, who served part of his mission in Salem, Oregon, where Doc was the Ward Mission Leader at the time. Months after receiving the letter, Doc and his wife Carolyn were delivering their son Adam to the Provo MTC to begin his mission to Korea when Doc asked his son to stand in front of the mirror and put his tie on. From the photos he took that morning, Doc completed this painting.
About the Artist:
DOC O. CHRISTENSEN was raised on a dairy farm in Merced, California, where he spent a lot of time learning to draw. At a young age, his mother soon introduced him to oil painting. Later on in life, he gained experience as a technical illustrator. Both accuracy and beauty are apparent in each of his works, his best known being The Portrait of the Prophets. Doc's religious art so far carries two main themes: Jesus Christ as the Savior, and the everyday commitment of believers choosing to live His gospel. Among his unique works, you will see scenes of valiant missionaries, faithful pioneers, modern-day families, and meaningful church service.
About Altus Fine Art:
As individuals, we are all drawn, as Paul said, to seek after that which is pure, lovely, of good report, or praiseworthy. For the last 20 years, we at Altus Fine Art have been blessed to work with many artists who have bravely dedicated their talents to create artwork that lifts our hearts and souls and inspires us to live Christ-centered lives.
Our mission is to take this wonderful artwork and create affordable products for the average family or individual while still using quality materials and design. Our prices range from small prints that sell for less than a dollar up to large breathtaking masterpieces that sell for thousands of dollars and everything in between.
Altus Fine Art is a small company of individuals dedicated to making a difference in the world. We design, manufacture, and ship most of our products locally from our facility in American Fork, Utah. We welcome any feedback you have about our products or the way we do business. If any of our products have helped you in any way, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve.