Leon Parson


Phone Number   208-496-4916
Email Address   parsonl@byui.edu
Address   308 SPO


Leon Parson is a North American wildlife artist. His work is regularly featured on the covers of sporting magazines and publications. More than 50 of his works are collectable as limited edition lithographs and giclées. He is on the art faculty at Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he teaches drawing, design, color, illustration, and oil painting. He has also served as chairman of the Art department.

Brother Parson was commissioned by the Church to paint murals that adorn the walls of several temples including the Rexburg Idaho Temple and the Twin Falls Idaho Temple.

Brother Parson earned an Associate in Art and Science from Ricks College, a Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, California), and a Master of Fine Art in Illustration from Syracuse University (New York).

Leon Parson is among the top wildlife artists in the world and has received numerous regional, national, and international awards and honors. He is a member of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA) and the Worldwide Nature Artists Group (WNAG).

He and his wife, Kathryn, live in Rexburg, Idaho, and are the parents of seven children.

Little Girl

Head Drawing

Head Drawing of young woman with long hair

Head Drawing

portrait of old man with a beard

The Boxer

Elder Christofferson

Elder D. Todd Christofferson

portrait on an elderly man with glasses wearing a suit and red tie

President Boyd K. Packer

Painting Progress

Progress of Painting of Pres. Boyd K. Packer

two blonde pioneer girls holding dolls and standing in front of a hand cart

Prarie Angels

The First Vision

Truth Restored

photos of paintings on walls in a meeting room depicting a beautiful landscape with trees, mountains and wildlife

Rexburg Temple Murals

2 seconds

Two N a half Seconds on No-Tellum 2nd Crest of No-Tellum Ridge

Ol Recluse

Ol' Recluse