Lamoni’s Desperation

by Sproul, Evan

Dated 2023

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Lamoni’s Desperation

by Sproul, Evan

Artist Information

Name: Sproul, Evan

Location(s): United States

Gender: Male


Technique & Style

Figurative, Painting


King Lamoni



Additional Info


Electrical Engineering major, BYU. Artist statement: "My painting displays King Lamoni’s desperation. He is pleading with the Lord for forgiveness and is willing to give up anything for it. I painted him using acrylic and wanted to paint him without any ornaments or special clothing to represent his raw emotion and him stripping himself of his pride. I wanted to represent him in the most accurate way so I painted him with a darker complexion and more realistic characteristics. I chose not to input as much detail in certain areas, such as the hands, because the messiness of the painting shows his conflict and emotion."

Exhibition History:
  • Submitted to the 2023 BYU Book of Mormon Art Contest.