Miller's collection of Modern Icons are visual meditations whose root is in traditional Icon Painting. Today, women iconographers around the world continue to create gorgeous work to preserve religious art and iconography. Byzantine style icons are both a religious art form and meditation to develop the art of living well. As a modern Byzantine icon painter, I join my voice to other modern iconographers who speak for 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 in 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.
Those who want to learn icon painting are welcome. Our icon painting classes are a retreat highlighting religious 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 all religious art images.
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 religious art and the divine. The images are fantastic meditations, ancient stories, they speak of bold spirituality, while at the same time offer a reminiscence, accurate and valuable visual history