New Christian Icons

Iconography, Byzantine Art, Religious Art by America's Leading Iconographer

Commission Sacred Art

                 Contemporary Religious Art 

This is a completed Icon Commission by one of America's best contemporary religious artists
Icon Commission by Christine Simoneau Hales at Saint Vincent dePaul Church, Albany, NY

Commission Sacred Art

It’s relatively easy to commission sacred art or Icons for churches or private collections:

Choose the size and subject, or talk to Christine about possible ideas. It usually takes several weeks or more to complete an Icon, 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.

This is my completed Icon Commission of eight Catholic Saints for St. Vincent De Paul Church
Commission by Christine Hales at St. Vincent DePaul Church

 

Choose A Medium

Sacred images 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.  Also 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.

Commission Sacred Art

To order an Icon from Christine:

  • Often an Icon is a favorite Saint, a story from the Bible, and is usually a  copy of one done before the 16th Century.
  • Give an Icon as an ordination gift, a memorial for a loved one, or a birthday .  Email Christine to discuss possibilities.
  •  Create a  beautiful reminder of God’s Presence that lasts  for many generations, so choose a name saint, or personal favorite Biblical scene.

COLLECTING ICONS

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.

Saint Francis Catholic Icon written by Christine Simoneau Hales 2018
Saint Francis Icon written by Christine Simoneau Hales 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRAYER

The Iconographer prays not only to God, but also to the Saint(s) depicted. Icons act as a bridge, transferring inspiration, guidance and blessings to the viewers.

Prayer is also an important part of commissioning an Icon, therefore, the praying Church congregation blesses both the Icon and Iconographer. Inspire the painting process! The result  is that the finished Icon is more beautiful and relevant to the people praying!

 

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