to my gallery of icons and illuminations. All the paintings you see on
these pages are original pieces, painstakingly created using historical
pigments, egg tempera and real gold leaf in the traditional medieval
manner. I support my work with careful research and study. I paint in a
fresh and luminous style, aiming to give my icons a fresh voice within
the ancient iconographic tradition. I take inspiration from the finest
Byzantine and Romanesque panel paintings, frescoes and manuscript
illuminations. Often people accustomed to uniform reproductions from
commercial workshops tell me 'Your icons are different'. High praise
indeed. I am proud to say my icons grace homes across the UK, in the
USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand.
I hope you will find an icon to please you in my gallery, whether you want a unique piece for your home or office, a devotional artwork, or a religious gift for occasions such as baptism, chrismation, first communion, marriage, ordination or retirement. For special presentations I can supply my hand-embroidered silk burses, made to measure. I am always glad to take commissions: do enquire if your special saint or subject is not represented here.
Also: Greetings cards, icon cards, ember cards and Christmas cards featuring original icons and whimsical miniatures
More about the artist and about the icons - click here
Feature: icon-painting for students: click here
....with saints and angels and all the company of heaven....
All content and images are original and copyright © Juliet Venter 2012