Repouse and Egg Tempera
Valentin Gomez, my spouse and I are both self-taught iconographers and have been quietly working together for 26 years on our icon writing work. Valentin works in hand tooled pewter is called the repousé technique. His master craftsmenship fits perfectly to my hand painted original Byzantine style icons. The techniques of Repouse and egg tempera are a perfect marrige. Our studio is open to visitors in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. Our dream is to add a few new Icon writing work pieces to those existing in the world, hoping that this great sacred art tradition will continue in liturgy and prayer for a long time to come.
hand hammered pewter 18" x 20 " 3,800.USD
Egg tempera and petwer 18" X 24" 2,800.00 USD each
This collection of Mary icon writing work captures the great mystery of the Madonna. What is the intimate connection between these two? Their physical relationship, and an unspoken communication is common to every encounter between mother and child. Icon Painting speaks of honesty and understanding, respect and responsibility, knowledge and acceptance, pride, joy and love. The entire collection of Mary Written in Stone is available in Book form.
Angel and Serafim Icons
SMALLER ICONS OF VARIOUS SIZES about 4" x 12" 350.00 USD
The practice of painting contemporary icons in egg tempera has quietly endured for centuries. Today, their message continues to speak across generations. Angels represent the divine messengers and unseen wisdom that we all have through inspired thought. These winged creatures remind us, We Are Never Alone.
SMALLER ICON WRITING WORKS OF VARIOUS SIZES New Byzantine style Icons about 9" x 12" 490.00 USD
Exquisite Contemporary Icon Paintings are history in pictorial form. They can become religious in context and reflections about the world we live in today. The collectors of icons help to preserve this great tradition. Mary Jane Miller's collections about women are new Byzantine style icons. They are recognized for having been done with exquisite skill and craftsmanship. Iconography has the potential the shape future theology through new liturgy. Image helps to change the narrative for men and women everywhere.
Gallery of Contemporary Icon Paintings
Mary Jane Miller has been working on a new collection of contemporary icons called On Holy Ground. The work focuses on care for our planet Earth. The collection began at Vaughan Park Retreat Center, Auckland NZ during a resident scholarship in 2019. Humanity is coming to know Christ consciousness is energy in and outside of time and space. “I want to add to a growing number of Earth images to express the idea.
Spirit has a spacial identity felt and understood by humanity on this planet. Others believe that Christ consciousness is what dictates and validates our place on our planet. Either way, I like the idea that there is an energetic intelligence manifesting in the universe, and it being love.