Royden Card

Born in Canada and Raised in Utah, Royden's main inspiration and focus has been the red rock landscape.  He captures the impact of the desert in basic black and white woodcuts and his canvases convey the majesty of the landscape in Zen-like views.  Royden received his BFA and MFA from Brigham Young University.  His works are held in university and private collections nationwide including the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.  From 1989 to 1992 the State of Utah honored recipients of the "Governor's Award in the Arts" with a collection of Royden's woodcuts.  Royden has taught part time for the University of Utah and Utah Valley State College.  For sixteen years he was printmaking instructor from Brigham Young University.  He now devotes his time to painting and printmaking.  Recently his paintings have become larger in scales and his palette more colorful.  He resides in St. George from where he wanders the red rock deserts of the Southwest.