Workshops and other news




Hey! Come join me at the Deseret Book flagship on Friday, September 29 from 1-5 p.m.

It’s an artist signing

The event will be at 45 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 (flagship bookstore) 801-328-8191




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I’ll be a guest artist at the BYU Bookstore during the upcoming BYU Education Week. Come in and visit on August 21 and 22, 2017. I’ll be selling and signing prints from a selection of my paintings.

Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

I look forward to seeing everyone and answering  questions about my paintings.



 I’ll be a guest artist at the BYU Bookstore during the upcoming BYU Women’s Conference. Come in and visit on May 5, 2017. I’ll be selling and signing prints from a selection of my paintings.

Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm


 I‘ll Be Speaking at Two Firesides and Signing Art

“Women in the Scriptures: Learn to Love Them”

The first Fireside & Signing will be Friday, February 24 in the LightHaven Gallery (upstairs in the Deseret Book store) at 1110 E. Fort Union Blvd.

Fireside 7-8 p.m. – Meet Greet and Treat 8-9 p.m.

The second Fireside & Signing will be Saturday, February 25 in the LightHaven Gallery in the University Mall, 575 E. University PKWY N-241, Orem, Utah.

Fireside 7-8 p.m. – Meet Greet and Treat 8-9 p.m.



12th International ARC Salon (2016)

I’m excited about being a finalist in the 12th International ARC Salon (2016). I feel honored to be amongst such prestigious company, and will keep everyone informed concerning future news on this front.


August 25, 2016

Good Morning Artists and a Special Welcome to new Members of Portrait Society of America!

             After such a wonderful summer of Painting, it is time to bring you another opportunity to grow in your art, or review what you already know, amongst friends!

Attached, please find the Wonderful information of a new, never-done-before workshop hosted by PSA, yet open to all Artists, beginning to advanced! It will be advantageous to those who do portraits and figures regularly as well as those who paint other genres and have always wanted to do faces well.

THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!  This is really where the portrait starts!!!!

So open your The Portrait Society of America proudly hosts (3) and sign right up.  Space is limited, so decide as soon as you can.  The price has been dramatically reduced so as to include many who otherwise could not attend.  Our instructor is TOP DRAWER in this field with over 20 years of college teaching experience.

Feel free to call me with any questions that are not addressed on the attachment…Please READ it, though…it is really comprehensive   Or just call to get acquainted, if you like….

May your day be Magnificent!

Glenda Gleave

Utah Ambassador to PSA


Focusing on Features: Portrait Drawing Workshop

with Sandy Freckleton Gagon

Saturdays, May 21 & 28

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

$200 + materials list

In this portrait drawing workshop, Sandy will be focusing on features of the head and face. Students will work in graphite, learning and sketching skull structures and muscle definition to help develop the features of the face. This workshop is for all levels of experience, and will help any illustrator or painter master their portrait skills.
Jocelyn Scudder
Education Program Manager
Kimball Art Center
435.649,8882 ext. 105
638 Park Avenue
P.O. Box 1478
Park City, Utah 84060

Ladies Night Out


I’ll be at the Repartee Gallery, 1110 Fort Union Boulevard, Midvale, Utah 84047, on Saturday, April 2, from 6-8:30 p.m. Come join me. I’ll be selling and signing prints from all of my paintings.

You may be interested in this article:


This is making the rounds on a Primary page on Facebook:

The Story of Scripture Power

by Clive Romney
In 1986 I was living in the Cherrywood Ward in West Valley City, Utah, where Sandy Freckleton Gagon was the newly-sustained Primary President. Sister Gagon had prayerfully developed a program to help the children acquire their own set of scriptures, read them at home, and then bring them to church in specially-designed scripture totes and use them in their classes (attached is the emblem she had a graphic artist-friend, Duane Cude, design for the scripture totes). She felt that by doing this the children would develop greater power to choose the right and resist temptation, so she called the program “Scripture Power”.
Sister Gagon knew I was a musician and songwriter, so she asked me to write a theme song for the program. I had never written a children’s song before, and felt inadequate to do so. I was also very busy with my other commitments at the time, so I felt that I didn’t have time to do what Sister Gagon was asking of me. But I remembered that when she was sustained in sacrament meeting, I had raised my hand, promising that I would sustain her. And I felt that writing this song for her is what the Lord would require of me to fulfill my promise. So in spite of my hesitations, I told Sister Gagon I would write the song if she would tell me more specifically what she wanted in the song.
Sister Gagon sent me the following letter of request:

Dear Clive,
Scripture Power is the theme. I’d like it to portray that the scriptures will make them “Scripture Safe” against the evils of the world. It will help them put armor around them. The truth will arm them like a sword.
I’d like it fun, but really carry the message of the power of daily scripture study. Part of the program is that each child will have scriptures that they will have a cover for. I will have armor on the front. We’ll encourage them to put it on their shelf by their bed so it’s the first they see in the morning and the last thing at night.
Thank you for doing this. I really appreciate it.

It took several days for me to write the song. But I finally gave it to Sister Gagon, who seemed very pleased with the result. A short time later she suggested that I submit the song to the church. I protested that it was my first children’s song, and it was not like the other songs in the Children’s Songbook, and that I didn’t think they would like it. But Sandy persisted until I finally submitted it just to gain the peace of mind of not having to endure her almost constant question, “Have you sent it yet?”
I was surprised a few months later to receive a letter from the Church requesting a license to publish the song in the “Friend” magazine.
The song would not exist had not an inspired Primary president asked me to do something she felt needed to be done, and if I had not honored my commitment to sustain my fellow servant in the ward. Because of Sandy’s part in the creation of the song, I have asked that her name be added to the credits as a co-writer.
One last note: My original lyrics were: “Because I want to be like the Savior, if I can,” When the church published the song, they had altered that phrase to: “Because I want to be like the Savior, and I can,” I pray I can submit my will to the Father’s will, as Jesus did, so that I can be like him. And reading and pondering the scriptures helps me keep that desire alive and active in my heart and in my life.

Ladies Night Out


I’ll be at the Repartee Gallery at University Mall, 575 East University Parkway, Orem, Utah, on Saturday, October 6, from 6-8 p.m. Come join me. I’ll be selling and signing prints from all of my paintings.

menu-bookstoreI’ll be a guest artist at the BYU Bookstore during the upcoming BYU Campus Education Week. Come in and visit from August 18-21. I’ll be selling and signing prints from all of my paintings


Come see me demonstrate oil painting at the Kimball Art Center during the Park City Arts Festival on Saturday, August 1 from 3-5 p.m. I demonstrated creating a drawing at the festival last year and loved talking with all who stopped for a visit.

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Still Life in Oil

with Sandy Freckleton Gagon

Date: Saturday, July 11th and July 18th

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

Fee: (still to be decided)

The Kimball Art Center is proud to host this workshop with classically trained Sandy Freckleton Gagon.

The two-day workshop includes instruction in:

  • canvas preparation
  • composition
  • perception of value and light logic
  • color theory
  • oil paint application

Participants will use the indirect method of painting with concepts of visual perception and direct observation. The focus of this workshop is building skills for successful independent work, as well as illuminating ways to solve problems when you return to your own studio.


Partially Draped Figure Drawing

with Sandy Freckleton Gagon

Saturday, June 6, and June 13th

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Kimball Art Center is proud to host this workshop with classically trained artist Sandy Freckleton Gagon. This two-day workshop will sequentially present concepts of visual perception and their application to drawing the human figure from direct observation. It will take you through the steps of drawing the figure with this traditional medium used by great masters throughout art history. Familiarize the students with techniques and particular qualities of drawing as a means of expressing the form in an optically convincing manner. You will use the following concepts: Anatomy, materials demonstration, five step drawing process, perception of value and light logic.


Portrait Drawing & Oil Painting

with Sandy Freckleton Gagon

Saturdays, May 9 & 16

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

$140 (10% discount for members) + materials + $40 model fee

Sandy Freckleton Gagon will be teaching a two day portrait painting workshop. Beginning  with a drawing, she will cover concepts such as the block-in and basic construction to address proportional issues with the portrait. Sandy will also be introducing the basic ideas of modeling through the concept of form. The resulting drawing will then be transferred to linen canvas for painting. In the painting process, participants will apply their understanding of values as it relates to the forms on the portrait. We will work on a limited palette at the individual’s comfort level. The primary mode of teaching will be done by direct interaction between the instructor and each individual participant.

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