Selection of Abbey Icons in Progress

All the icons featured are painted on wood using egg tempera, pure pigments and 23.5 carat gold leaf.

All the icons below are in progress. People can order them and the price will be determined according to the requirements.

The Baptism of Christ

“I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on Him” (John 1:32)
30 x 23cm, 11.8" x 9"

price TBD
The Baptism of Christ

Mary Mother of God

An image of the young Mary.
30 x 24cm, 11.8" x 9.4"

price TBD
Mary Mother of God

Holy Mother Pelagonitissa

Adaptation of the early fifteenth century icon at Mount Sinai, Monastery of Saint Catherine.
34.5 x 29cm, 13.5" x 11.4"

price TBD

Holy Prophet Jonah

30 x 24cm, 11.8" x 9.4"

price TBD
Holy Prophet Jonah

St George Slays the Dragon

St George is a warrior saint, Patron Saint of Greece and England and venerated throughout the orthodox world. In early Byzantine icons he often stands in Roman armour with a sword in his hand. Here he sits on horseback killing a dragon, symbol of the devil. It is depicted as the epitome of the victory of good over evil.   29 x 24cm, 11.4" x 9.4"

price TBD
St George Slays the Dragon

Holy Mother Ruth

In the Book of Ruth an Israelite woman, Naomi, had two sons. When famine struck Bethlehem, the family moved to the nation of Moab. After the death of Naomi’s husband, their two sons married Moabite women, one of whom was Ruth. Ruth converted to Judaism and later she too, was left widowed. Naomi returned to her homeland and counseled her daughter-in-law to remain in Moab and remarry as she was still young.  30 x 25cm, 11.8" x 9.8"

price TBD
Holy Mother Ruth

Resurrection 1

The proof that God raised Jesus from the dead is not the empty tomb, but the full hearts of his transformed disciples. The crowning evidence that he lives is not a vacant grave, but a spirit-filled fellowship. In this icon, 2 spirit filled beings attend the Lord.  33 x 27cm, 13" x 10.6"

price TBD
Resurrection 1

Saint Michael the Archangel

The Archangel Michael is called the Great Taxiarch because of his premier rank among the Archangels. The icon depicted by Valerie at Abbey Icons is based on the fourteenth century prototype from Constantinople that is now held in the Byzantine Museum, Athens. The cryptogram in the sphere he holds is interpreted as Christ the Righteous Judge. He is a powerful warrior of light and the principal and the most recognizable Archangel. He usually holds his symbolic sword of truth and protective shield and deep royal blue cloak. He is often depicted symbolically slaying a serpent or dragon. These can be both signs and tools to protect, empower and free us.   29.8 x 25cm, 11.7" x 9.8"

price TBD
Saint Michael

Saint Guinevere of Wales

Also known as Saint Gwenffrewy Cymru and Saint Winifred.  26.8 x 21cm, 10.6" x 8.3"

price TBD
Saint Guinevere

REMINDER THAT ICONS 'IN PROGRESS' CAN BE COMMISSIONED.

The above egg tempera icons are for sale at a price to be determined based on specifications. Most are after a certain style of existing icon from around the world. No two are ever exactly the same due to the fact that my hand painted icons all have some unique characteristic and a certain ‘freshness’. Sizes may vary from the original. For commissioned icons, your wait is as long as you can bear, because the longer the paintwork is dried until it receives its final layer of varnish, the better. If your need is urgent, I can use an alternative method to hasten the drying process.

Prices vary depending on the complexity of the icon. If you wish for sizes greater than about 45 cms, I would probably paint your icon using acrylic paints but still with 22-24 carat gold halos and in some cases, backgrounds. We can communicate your wishes through telephone, email, text, or you may visit my studio.