Stars Were Gleaming

by Greg Olsen

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Christmastime is filled with thoughts of family, friends, and faith. It is a time to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday and to celebrate the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ. Stars Were Gleaming is the perfect way to set the tone for your holiday celebrations by pairing inspirational poetry, holy scripture, and uplifting quotations with original artwork by renowned artist Greg Olsen.

The centerpiece of the book is a new painting, created especially for this book, that features the most holy of nights, the evening of Jesus's birth. Gathered around the manger are the familiar faces of Mary and Joseph, the wise men and the shepherds, and peeking through the window is the bright heavenly star gleaming in the night sky. This beautiful book will be a treasure for many seasons to come.

About the Author

Greg Olsen

The art of Greg Olsen illuminates the soul and spirit of its subjects and uplifts the hearts and minds of its viewers. Olsen's diverse interests are deftly demonstrated in oil paintings that range from the realistic and historical to the whimsical. His luminous, delicate portraits capture not only his subject's likeness, but their spirit as well. Landscapes of scenes from America and the world over reflect the perfect beauty of the minds eye.

Born in 1958, Olsen was raised in a farming community in rural Idaho. His parents, artists themselves, recognized and encouraged his early love of drawing. Later, the devoted tutelage of a high school teacher cemented his affinity and enhanced his technical ability. After studying illustration at Utah State University, he was hired as an in-house illustrator in Salt Lake City, working on anything from murals and dioramas to simple paste-up. Two years later, he followed a friend's advice and began painting full-time. Sales from his first show only just covered the cost of refreshments and invitations, but yielded the first of many commissions that were to come.

Greg’s philosophy on art is quite simple. “I appreciate the beauty of art and the way it makes me feel,” he says. “I believe that art has the potential to heal our souls, inspire our hearts and awaken our minds. I hope these images will bring this experience to all who view them.”

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(based upon 2 reviews)

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Do you LOVE Greg Olsen art?
Do you LOVE pictures of the Savior?
Do you LOVE pictures that depict Christmas?

Then you are in for a GREAT TREAT with this book!
Scriptures, quotes, songs, and text are enhanced with Greg Olsen art!

You will READ and SEE :
* The Reason for the Season
* True Gifts
* Faithful Shepherds
* O Holy Child
* With Wondering Awe
* and MORE

Each page bursts with not only the excitement of Christmas, but also the sacredness of the season.

This book is a PERFECT reminder of why we celebrate Christmas!

Lifts the heart and brings the Spirit
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This little book brings so many feelings of joy, love, and a reminder of what this season is truly about. It brings you back to center. It would make a wonderful missionary gift of love to someone who is feeling down. Greg Olsen truly has a gift. I plan to look through it and read it on and off all through the year to keep the love of Christ in my heart and, hopefully, in my actions.

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