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2017 Fab 40: Casey Childs

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Age: 42
City: Pleasant Grove

Casting call Casey’s art hangs in galleries around the nation, but those in Utah may recognize his work from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s portrait in the LDS Conference Center or the painting of Joseph Smith’s martyrdom, “Greater Love Hath No Man,” in the LDS Church History Museum.

Encore “I loved researching and focusing on an accurate re-creation of the scene, including building a set of Carthage Jail.”

Dress rehearsal “My kindergarten teacher showed my mom the drawing I created after being asked to draw a self portrait — an anatomically correct portrait of myself, without clothes!”

Behind-the-scenes “For almost four years I’ve been hosting a weekly model session at my studio, which is open to other artists, where we paint/draw from a live model.”

Costume change “I’m an avid golfer with a 10 handicap. I like puzzles, anything history and I fully restored a 1966 VW Bug.”

No place like home “We love Cravings Bistro here in Pleasant Grove — delicious grilled cheese sandwiches!”

Meet all the members of the 2017 Fab 40 here.

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