Ever Onward by Joseph Brickey
About this Image:
The tragic yet inspiring struggle of the Martin and Willie handcart companies can serve as a parable of our own mortal journey. This scene depicts a moment when the clouds break, offering a glimpse of Heaven’s warmth while they yet continue to toil in bitter conditions. In the painting the windswept pines seem to point the way and beckon them onward, suggesting that the same forces that cause our extremity are often those that bring us closer to God. John Jaques, who lost his own child on the trek, later said, When the Lord calls His Saints to do anything, if they will rely upon Him and do the best they can, He will fit the back to the burden and make everything bend to accomplish His purposes.
About the Artist:
JOSEPH F. BRICKEY is an award-winning artist in drawing, painting, and sculpture who currently resides in Orem, Utah, with his wife and seven children. Born and raised in Utah, he has studied art throughout the United States and Europe, pursuing the techniques of the old masters and the wisdom of the ancients to create classical art filled with symbolism. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the New York Academy of Art, and he is the director of the art program at the Beaux-Arts Academy, a school of classical art and architecture. He believes that “art should both measure up in the museum and capture the common heart. The greatest art is that which generates the greatest good.”
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.