Sunday, 6 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
Aside from a heavily advertised showing gallery in Odense today and tomorrow, (Dec 5th and 6th), I have been painting a lovely new icon of Saint Nikolaos - patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, children and students! He is a work in progress, and I will be posting proper pics soon.
In the meantime I am busy creating some new items to sell, one of which is a series of hand-made Christmas cards based on some of my work (all individually cello-wrapped with envelopes)!
Take a sneak peek at the photos above.
Stay tuned for more photos and news on this blog and Byzantika.com!
Monday, 16 November 2009
Here is my latest Icon that I finished last Friday (the varnish is still wet on it in the final photo). I have placed all the photos of stage one to the end. It has been painted on the old wooden floor boards from a house build in 1600... its painted in the traditional method, and the detail around the neck with liquid gold.
Friday, 23 October 2009
1. CHOOSE A SAINT, ANGEL OR RELIGIOUS FIGURE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE PORTRAYED. THIS CAN BE BASED ON A NAME, A PATRON FAMILY SAINT, OR EVEN YOUR PROFESSION.
2. THINK ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE PIECE, AND MATERIALS YOU’D LIKE USED. ALSO KEEP AN IDEA OF BUDGET IN MIND. COSTS VARY GREATLY DEPENDING ON THE SIZE AND COMPLEXITY OF AN ICON, AS WELL AS THE MATERIALS CHOSEN. FOR EXAMPLE, AGED WOOD AND 24KT GOLD LEAF WILL ULTIMATELY COST MORE THAN ACRYLIC PAINTS AND CANVAS.
3. EMAIL ME WITH YOUR IDEAS, AND I WILL WORK WITH YOU ON A DESIGN, AND GIVE YOU AN IDICATION OF THE TIMELINES INVOLVED. A 30% NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WILL NEED TO BE GIVEN TO COVER THE COST OF STARTUP MATERIALS, AND THE BALANCE PAID UPON COMPLETION.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Monday, 20 July 2009
Here are few photos from this weekend. It was the opening of the gallery Lind&James. There I have few of my Art works on display and for sale. Glad to have an opportunity to show something that most of the galleries Denmark don't have.
Friday, 17 July 2009
My Icon is inspired by the most famous frescoes in Serbian culture (its also the only one in the world). It depicts an angel sitting in front of the tomb of Christ.
White Angel Serbian: Бели анђео (photo above) is a fresco from the Mileseva monastery, circa 1222-1228 AD in Serbia, Myrrhbearers on Christ's Grave (Mironosnice na Hristovom grobu).
Icon is showing the angel, dressed in white, who greeted the Myrrh-bearing women when they came to Christ's tomb. Sitting calmly, the angel of the Resurrection points out the empty tomb to the holy women, who withdrew in terror on beholding the sight. He then commanded them to tell the disciples that the Lord is risen from the dead. This famous icon is from a wall painting called in that monastery "The Holy Women at the Tomb." This monastery has frescoes by the most skillful artists of that time and belongs to a Latin period in Byzantine art.
My Icon will be in the gallery in Faaborg in Denmark from 18th of July and for price, orders or any questions please contact me.
Thursday, 16 July 2009
This will also be in the exhibition on the 18th of July. Here you are able to see some of the stages and you can imagine the time I spend creatting this. It has become almost a full time job, and it has been my dream to be an artist... so I hope this will make me or break me.