Tag: Ikon

Virgin of Yaroslavl

A copy of the 15th century icon the Yaroslavl Virgin and Child from the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.


A small painting in egg tempera depicting dawn on the third day, and marking the biblical transition from the Harrowing of Hell to the Resurrection.


A contemporary devotional piece in the tradition of the Ohrid Annunciation.

Icon of St George and the Dragon

After many weeks in the studio, a copy of the famous 15th century Novgorod icon of St George and the Dragon has been completed and blessed.

Dark Chanting Goshawk

A new painting in ikon form of a raptor from sub-Saharan Africa, the Dark Chanting Goshawk. This remarkable bird has been trapped, not in mist nets or traps, but in pigments and gesso by the artist.

Ikon Painting of a Dark Chanting Goshawk (Melierax metabates)
Dark Chanting Goshawk egg tempera and gold leaf on gesso board (2019)

The hawk is depicted in the desert, in a wilderness not unlike the early Desert Fathers. In a manner quite unlike its characteristically haughty pose in the field, it is shown deferentially bowing – to what and to whom the hawk knows full well.

Egg tempera and gold on panel, 14.5 x18.5cm