Greater Love by Darin Ashby
About this Image:
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. - John 15:13
One Christmas Eve, the suggestion to draw the Savior’s hand, in the ASL sign for I love you came to fruition. Two dear friends had served sign language missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By 2:30am Christmas morning I had nearly completed the sketch. The image has sold over 100,00 prints and resonates with people the world over.
About the Artist:
Ashby was born in 1967 and raised in Orem, Utah. He studied drawing and illustration at UVSC and later printmaking and drawing at Brigham Young University. Since then, he has studied Classical painting with Vermont artist Frank Covino and a handful of talented local artists. He has lectured and taught and had one-man shows in the West and his work has graced collections throughout the U.S. Europe, and Asia Pacific Regions. For years Darin's pencil drawings have been highly sought after and his most popular depiction of the hand of the resurrected savior signing "I love you" in American Sign Language has sold over 97,000 prints world wide. "I have always loved pencil drawings in fine detail and creating a black and white image with the use of value only. I love the emotion and feeling that black and white images can convey. They are always fresh when you see them. Drawing for so long has been very rewarding and has prepared me for painting in the classical academic methods of the masters."
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.