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The Carthage Jail, original painting by Roland Lee
“Death Cannot Conquer” 16 x 21 Watercolor of Carthage Jail

The Nauvoo Temple, Winter 1845-46, original painting by Roland Lee
“The Nauvoo Temple, Winter 1845-46” 24 x 30 Watercolor

The Ellis Mendenhall Sanders House in Nauvoo, original painting by Roland Lee
“The Ellis Mendenhall Sanders House in Nauvoo” 14 x 21 Watercolor

I have been working on several commission paintings from our family history trip this summer. My brother Grant Lee is an avid genealogist and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse to paint some scenes that follow our pioneer ancestors who travelled from England, then worked their way across the plains to settle in Utah and California. As early converts to the LDS Church they suffered many hardships and persecutions as they pursued their beliefs. I have enjoyed getting to know them better by following their pioneer trail.

Grant Lee, Andrea Lee, and Roland Lee with new original paintings of places from their pioneer history
Grant Lee, Andrea Lee, and Roland Lee with new original paintings of places from their pioneer history.

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  • David and Diane Owen

    Hello Roland and Grant…we were soooooo delighted to see your watercolor of our house, The Ellis Sanders House! It is beautiful and we will put in an order today for a print to hang by the front door of this wonderful old home. We delight in the memory of your stay with us. We always say…"The best people find us and choose to stay with us." Thank you for the fond memories, the genealogy you left with us and for your excellent work on this ESH painting.
    Onward…David and Diane Owen in old Nauvoo

  • roland

    Thank you Nancy for your nice comments.

  • Nancy Van Blaricom

    These are beautiful paintings and as usual you've made it look easy.

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