New Christian Icons

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

Saint Francis Icon

Saint Francis Icon Retreat, Christ in the Desert Monastery group photo of Icon Students

Saint Francis ICON WRITING RETREAT AT GHOST RANCH  Day One We began our five day retreat for painting the Saint Francis Icon with a group meeting on Sunday night.  Meeting in the Agape Center at Ghost Ranch we exchanged stories Read more…


Icon Boards

Carved border Icon Board

First Things First! When beginning new Icons, one of the first decisions to make is what kind of Icon boards to use.  Egg tempera is a medium that builds layer upon layer of translucent layers of paint using the yolk Read more…


Icon Writing Class at Ghost Ranch

Madonna Icon by Iconographer Christine Hales

Icon Writing Class at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM April 29-May 5   2018   Have you ever wanted to experience the landscape and see the sky that inspired Georgia O’Keefe?  The Icon writing class at Ghost Ranch will be the Read more…


Icon Writing Workshop

Icon writing class highlights with Saint Francis

Recent Icon Writing Workshop           Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota Icon Workshop  March 9,&10 2018 Recently I taught an Icon Writing workshop at the Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota Florida.  The popular and busy Church Read more…


Modern Icons

Madonna Icon by Christine Hales

Icons- Images of the Invisible What is a modern Icon?  How is it different from any other kind off image or painting?  These are good questions to ask, particularly today in an age where the word “icon” is used to Read more…


Christian Religious Icons by Christine Hales

Crucifixion Icon written by Christine Hales

Latest Icon News Welcome to my new Icon Blog about Christian  Icons!  I’m an American Iconographer with completed Icons in many Churches, Monasteries, and private collections. My mission and passion is for Beauty to be made manifest in Icons and Read more…