After many years working as an artist in many different areas, Mary Jane Miller specialized in sacred icon paintings, taking the works of old byzantine icon painters as inspiration for her modern icon painting style.
In the last 15 years, her icon painting has become her primary artistic expression. Mary Jane embraces this ancient painting tradition and add her own personal modern touch. She uses traditional egg tempera painting methods, gold leaf, and uses wooden boards covered in natural gesso, just as ancient Byzantine icon painters used to do.
This method of painting offers a spiritual meditation she shares with others through her icon painting retreats and her beautiful modern icons. These paintings bring out the beauty of her experienced egg tempera painting techniques with the subtle yet glowing colors and intricate detail.
Mary Jane Miller also coordinates and offers informal iconography painting retreats or classes.