To Commission an Icon:
Choose the size and subject, or talk to Christine about possible ideas. It usually takes several weeks or more, depending on size and work schedule.
Many people commission Icons as memorials to their loved ones who have passed on or as gifts for friends or their church.
A deposit of 50% of the cost is required to begin the drawing process.
Using natural pigments mixed with the yolk of an egg, egg tempera painting is one of the earliest forms of painting and encompasses many of the classical painting traditions.
Icons can be painted using natural pigments and egg tempera, or acrylic pigments. The choice depends on where the Icon will be stored and the look desired.
A multi-step process, the focus is on spiritual development within the icon writing tradition as well as on artitistic development. Known as the spiritual discipline of the mind, heart, and hand, iconography is a continuation of the Russian-Byzantine icon tradition into the twenty first century.
To commission an Icon from Christine, A commissioned Icon can be a favorite Saint, given as an ordination gift, a memorial for a loved one, or a birthday . An Icon will be a beautiful reminder of God's Presence for many generations.
Christine's Icons are in Churches and private collections internationally. Her experience and training as an artist and art therapist combine to add a depth to the quality of art making that is both rare and beautiful. Her interest in using art as a medium that brings healing and integration shows through in her Icons.