The icons that Grace paints are directed under the footsteps of Byzantine, Greek and Russian iconographers that have been derived from earlier century works. Roman antiquity in the realistic style are also an area of interest and have been applied to varying icons. Each icon is painted on a wooden board, with crystalline mineral pigments, used in egg tempera paint. The icons form is painted to represent the transfigured light within a saint. Gold is used to represent the Heavens in the back grounds. Icons are created with prayer, emotions, and love. Each icon is painted especially for the individual, no one else will have one like it making the icon an exclusive painting only for you. They will last for generations.
Grace is here to help direct you in making that perfect choice in your icon selection. Each patron has a specific need in choosing an icon. Each Icon is custom and proportions vary. Grace offer’s many options for the icon, miniature icons for a more personal spiritual experience, namesake icons made in the person’s patron saint, matrimony icons made for the marriage of couples, family icons which contain the patron saints of each family member, any personal adoration saint, a special gift, or an icon in memory of a loved one, sometimes donated in the loved ones name to a museum, church or institution.
When purchasing an icon, you are opening to the divine presence of God. An icon is a prayerful tool, a liturgical element that is used during worship in some religious rites, services, and celebrations, but the icons true place is for people, inviting us to remember who we are, a spirit having a human experience. The icon reminds us of the beauty, sweetness, and light of God’s love that is also with in us. Owning an icon reminds us of the fact that we are not alone. Tthe icon is the entire cosmos or universe, its purpose is to invite the onlooker to prayer or spirituality, and it is a true expression of God’s love for man.
Contact Grace for more information on commissioning an icon, to ask a question or for help in choosing your icon.
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