Finally my fascination between tradition and new interpretations of contemporary spirituality merge in word and image.
The wide range of imagination in early images of Mary and potential found in its message for today’s society has influenced this comprehensive collection of 18 images of the Mother of God. Now available through LULU.com and Amazon The
Mary Collection . This collection of Mary icons captures the great mysteries of the Madonna, drawing attention to the relationship between Mary and Christ, and the viewer. Orthodox icons of the Virgin Mother speak volumes on the eternal communication between the natural physical world and that of mystery where love abides.
Also available is an updated version of Icon Painting Revealed: A Meditation Guide and Technique which explains the subtle relationship between the process of icon painting and how it reflects and enriches ones spiritual life. Here I took the opportunity to discuss technique and meaning of icon painting. The book orients icon painters and examines why icons continue to be a spiritual tool.
Miller’s Book is Available through Amazon, Icon Painting Revealed,
A concise step-by-step introduction to egg tempera painting. Enjoy the art of Icon Painting at home with the help and guidance of icon artist and teacher.
The infinite range of imagination and potential found in Classic iconography has influenced Mary Jane Miller. She has merged this fascination of tradition with an interpretation of the present. The images on this site are new contemporary images for new minds. 20 years’ experience exploring both the contemporary and traditional, egg tempera is the medium, 100% gold leaf.
Mary Jane Miller discusses her technique, the history and meaning of icon painting. The book orients icon painters and examines why icons continue to be a spiritual tool. From a uniquely Western perspective, this step-by-step practical course brings to life the sacred and beautiful art of egg tempera painting.
Beginners, intermediate, and advanced iconographers will all find new insights. The icon’s rich symbolism is transmitted throughout the egg tempera technique and while the life of prayer becomes alive. With, in-depth information, invaluable advice, and superb illustrations of each step, this is a most comprehensive guide to the philosophy and practice of icon painting.
I do hope you find the work enjoyable Peace,