Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Heritage Prints

Provo Tabernacle
Heritage Prints is a new company that features artwork based on architecture. The company's initial works highlight L.D.S. temples and buildings from the early pioneer era.

Clayton Vance is the founder of Heritage Prints. He is a man of many talents. He studied architecture at Notre Dame and has combined his love of architecture with art. He uses a technique called "architectural wash rendering" which consists of hand drafting a building, then applying water colors, and finally antiquing the work to create a unique look. This process produces an aged appearance and gives character to each piece.

I think an art business that focuses on architecture is a great idea. Since Heritage Prints is a fairly new venture, there are many pieces of art in the works that will be released soon. You can see which temples, tabernacles, and other buildings are already available and which ones will be released soon at his site at

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Neal Dastrup Insurance

Insurance is an interesting concept. Many people complain about it, especially when they pay for it but don't end up using it, but at the same time, it is comforting knowing that in the case of accidents, illness, or death, that one will have greater security and peace of mind if they are properly insured.

For the last 15 years I have had all of my insurance with Neal Dastrup Insurance in Provo. The agency provide auto, home, health, life, and commercial insurance. The thing that impresses me most about this agency is the customer service. Neal is still willing to take the time to meet with his clients at their homes to review their coverage and assist them with their insurance needs.

Neal started his insurance business back in 1974 with one small location and has grown Dastrup Insurance over the years to the point where today they have Provo, Orem, and Pleasant Grove branches. Some of the insurance carriers they offer include: Bear River Mutual, The Hartford, Travelers, Auto Owners, Cincinnati Insurance, Germantown, Colorado Casualty, Progressive, and United Underwriters.

Neal Dastrup Insurance offers a variety of insurances and have programs and carriers for preferred customers as well as for those with less than stellar insurance histories.You can see their website here.