” It is certainly a challenging task to take up the iconic vocabulary and make it fresh and visually relevant to our time. Christine Simoneau Hales has succeeded in doing so, and doing so brilliantly. I would never have thought that it would be possible for a contemporary artist to work in the wake of the great Byzantine masters. And yet, Simoneau Hales has done so not only beautifully but indeed she has done so in a way that makes her work consonant with our times. “
Andre Emmerich, Past President, Art Dealers of America”
Modern Icons Honor the Traditions and History of the Church
Christine’s Icons are in Churches and private collections internationally. Since her experience and training as an artist and art therapist combine to add a depth to the quality of art, it is both rare and beautiful. As her interest in using prayer while painting stays foremost, Icon painting becomes a medium which brings healing and integration.
Highly acclaimed Icons by Christine Simoneau Hales are modern, Spirit filled, and often of completely new saints that have never been painted before, and yet are based on the Traditions of the Church. She writes a newsletter for collectors and students once or twice a month with recent updates to new Icons and Icon painting classes.
Partial List of Completed Icon Commissions
Saint Peter’s Church, Lakewood, Ohio, Icon Commission, Altar 2019
Saint Thomas Church, Crooms, Maryland, Sanctuary Icon Commission
Saint Patrick’s Church, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Icon Commissions, 2017, 2018
Icon Commission of five contemporary saints for Seattle Washington Episcopal Church 2016-2017
Christ Pantocrator Icon for Sanctuary Door, Elizabeth Ann Seton High School in Seattle Washington 2017
Most Holy Redeemer Mausoleum, RCDA Albany, NY, two 8’ x 4’’ Icons of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and Isaac Jogues
Saint Vincent’s Church, Albany, NY Eight, 4’x3’ panels of eight saints; Saints Francis, Rose of Lima, Pope John xxIII, Vincent de Paul, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Louise de Marillac, Kateri Tekakwitha,Dorothy Day, for the Altar Piece 2014-2015
Graymoor Monastery, Garrison, NY, Two Patron Saint Icons , Mother Lurana White, and Father Paul Wattson, in Egg Tempera 8’ x 4 ‘ panels 2015
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Catskill, NY Stations of the Cross Icons 2008
Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, Greenwich, NY, Christ the Healer Icon 2001
Grace Church, Waterford, NY, Stations of the Cross Icons 2010
Mary Magdalene and Christ “In the Garden”
written by Christine Simoneau Hales, 2019
Commission Icons for Your Church or Family as a Gift
To Commission an Icon: email Christine with the idea or image that you would like.
Decide on the size and medium send 50% of agreed upon cost before the drawing begins.
Once the drawing is complete, the painting begins!
Christine will email a photo of the final Icon. at this point, the balance is due upon completion and before delivery.