Miller's collection of contemporary sacred art are visual meditations whose root is in traditional Icon Painting. Today, women iconographers around the world continue to create gorgeous work to preserve this art as a spiritual language. As a Byzantine style painter of modern icons, I join my voice to other iconographers who want to expand the focus for women who paint contemporary icons. New representations of women portrayed in this art form is the beginning of unheard voices being heard in visual ways. The work draws the view into an ancient world that has value and insight for those living in this era.
Mary Jane Miller
Mary Jane Miller lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and painted icons for more than 30 years. As a woman iconographer, she hopes to create images where people might connect to their spiritual well being, and ultimately, come closer to wholeness. Mary Jane Miller pushes the edge of religious art. I have come to see the world as a metaphor, nearly everything which happens to us is screaming to be understood through the eye of spirit, we just need to reflect long enough to hear the message. Live abundantly and know we have been created for love.
Those who want to learn icon painting are welcome. Our modern icon painting classes are a retreat highlighting sacred art as well as a contemplative experience. We are open to everyone's unique level of artistic experience and celebrate every spiritual background, inclusive of any and all practices.
The medium is traditional egg tempera, natural earth pigments and gold leaf on a wooden board panel and all materials are included in the price. Meditation, artistic experience, calligraphy, or graphic-arts experience is helpful but by no means necessary.
Because of covid we offer ongoing three week workshops in the Studio in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The week days are determined group by group since it is difficult to find time and organize all our schedules. Normally we gather 3 hours each morning and 3 hours each afternoon. The cost is 320.00 USD Scheduling is flexible and discounts available. Please do not hesitate to inquire if you happen to be in San Miguel Allende visiting.
Ask about classes in Mary Jane Miller 's Studio, in San Miguel Allende.
OR stop in on Thursdays every week to get aquainted with us.
For private classes and online consultations contact me.
The books on iconography authored by Mary Jane Miller are filled with spiritual imagery that offers contemporary ideas with an old-world archetypal understanding for the human experience. The images are fantastic meditations, ancient stories, they speak of a bold reality, while at the same time offering a reminiscence, accurate and valuable visual history.