About Me

I "write" icons (as the process is called) using traditional techniques and materials—natural pigments, egg tempera and 23-karat gold leaf—the same elements used in Byzantine and Medieval art. Animal, mineral, and vegetable are united in the icon to glorify God.

 

Also as is traditional, I model my icons on the ancient originals, those images that the church has over the centuries accepted and revered as “windows on heaven.”

About Me

I paint icons using traditional techniques and materials—natural pigments, egg tempera and 23-karat gold leaf—the same elements used in Byzantine and Medieval art. Animal, mineral, and vegetable are united in the icon to glorify God. Also as is traditional, I model my icons on the ancient originals, those

images that the church has over the centuries accepted and revered as “windows on heaven."

 

I studied iconography with Father John Walsted in New York. Before being called to iconography, I was a professional singer. Now I paint icons at my studio at The Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York City.

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The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin - Photo by Virgelio Carpio