Modern Icons are a reflection, a meditation and an appreciation of traditional Icon Painting. Today, women iconographers around the world create gorgeous work in Icon painting workshops. Byzantine style icons as an artistic style, a form of meditation on the art of living well. As a modern Byzantine icon painter, I join my voice to other modern iconographers who speak for all women icon artists including those who were unheard in the days of the early church.
Mary Jane Miller
Mary Jane has painted icons for more than 25 years. As a woman iconographer, she hopes to create images where people might connect to their spiritual well being, and ultimately, come closer to God. Mary Jane Miller pushes the edge of tradition. 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.
Those who want to learn icon painting are welcome. Our icon painting classes are an art retreat as well as a contemplative experience. We are open to everyone's unique level of artistic experience and celebrate every spiritual background.
The medium is traditional egg tempera pigments and gold leaf on a wooden board panel, all materials are natural and included in the price. Meditation, artistic experience, calligraphy, or graphic-arts experience is helpful but by no means necessary.
The books on iconography authored by Mary Jane Miller are filled with spiritual imagery that offers contemporary ideas with an old-world feel for the divine. The images are fantastic meditations, they speak of bold spirituality, while at the same time offering a reminiscence, accurate and valuable of history