I've got St George on my mind rather a lot at the moment, and not because of all the military bands and Boy Scouts we had parading up and down for St George's day a couple of weeks back. They've got him all wrong: St George (whose cult was brought to Britain from Syria in the middle ages) and the other warrior saints such as Theodore and Demetrios, are all about the cosmic spiritual battle - nothing to do with England or Harry at all. Usually St George appears in icons standing in full armour or spiking dragons, but this icon which I was commissioned to make last year is an unusual protrayal known as St George and the boy/youth of Mytilene. The rescued boy is seated behind George on his charger offering him a glass of wine - or in some accounts of the legend, a cup of coffee.
Courtauld Institute standards it is not, but I hope to turn it into something the client wants to hang in his home. Look back in a while for the faces. And before anyone else asks - no, I do not do restorations.