I love and study all periods of art, but am drawn to Byzantine iconography and medieval art. In '76 and '89 my parents and I traveled in the former Yugoslavia, visiting family, friends and exploring the famous ancient Serbian Orthodox monasteries.
I know my desire to paint and fascination with icons and fresoes is connected with those shared memories.
Icon painting is an ancient tradition rooted in sacred inspirational art. This medium uses all natural materials, wood, gesso, 23k gold, and applied earth pigments mixed with egg tempera. By the time an icon is completed, it will have at least 8 delicate layers of paint on its surface. I am essentially moving fine particles of stone.