Occasionally, a small group will gather at the home of CARLA TENRET, a well known local calligrapher and teacher of calligraphy, to spend a Saturday afternoon painting icons. We enjoy working in her art-filled studio and taking breaks in her luxuriant garden.
The Rev. PAUL FROMBERG serves as Rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco, CA.
In addition to icons, Paul has produced noteworthy multimedia work, using PhotoShop. You can find a link to his Stations of the Cross at www.saintgregorys.org/worship/art. His work was recently announced as the winner of a national contest for a logo for the 2009 General Convention of the Episcopal Church.
Although he claims no background in metal work, Paul designed and crafted a large 7-branched candlestick wreath out of copper refrigerator tubing and copper wire. It is held together with tightly spiraled wire - no soldering! The wreath is anchored by nylon monofilament passing under a round glass top set on a wood pedestal.
This piece serves St. Gregory's Church as an Advent and pre-Advent wreath, counting down the 7 Sundays before Christmas.
JANET LOHR is a potter with a special interest in making ceramic objects for ritual and symbolic purposes. Janet made many of the ceramic chalices for St. Gregory of Nyssa Church. Her studies in Japan have led to a lifelong interest in the special pots used for the Japanese tea ceremony.
Recently, Janet has been making beautiful funerary urns, covered with deep relief carving; containers for the ashes of the dead. Her new funerary boats will contain smaller amounts of ash.
SIDNEY MULLEN studied painting in the late 60’s at Washington University in St. Louis, and at the San Francisco Art Institute with Norman Stieglemeyer, Tom Akawie and Richard Diebenkorn among others.
She has sometimes regarded her paintings as if they were dreams, interpreting them in ways that have meaning for her life and psychological development. Since 1976 she has made paintings and practiced psychotherapy, working especially with artists.
ARTIST'S STATEMENT: Making art is as fundamental a need for artists as the need for food, clothing and shelter, except that it’s not as easy to say why you have to do it. Exhibiting is a bit like telling a dream among friends, and getting their responses.
Oil painting gives the painter a very tactile sense of material in flux, malleable and sensuous. These paintings are made with water-based oils. They are a marvel of technology which allows the painter to work without risking health damage from turpentine and oil fumes. The material feels and handles like oil and dries faster due to the water content. It remains workable for perhaps a day or so, depending on the thickness, and doesn’t peel off in plasticky sheets the way acrylics do.
PATRICIA BROWN with partially completed icon of Mary
CATHY CHRISTIE with partially completed icon of Saint Helena
Forward to work by my late mother Elizabeth L. Hart
Forward to Guest Iconographers' Gallery
Forward to Paintings by Patricia K. Kelly
Forward to Icons by Loretta Hoffmann
Icons and Wearable Puppets by Mary Plaster
MEL AHLBORN - www.illuminationstudio.org - manuscript illumination
OLIVIA KUSER - www.oliviakuser.com - paintings
MARTINE JARDEL - www.martinejardel.com - paintings
PAUL MAHDER - www.paulmahder.com - art photography and textured portraits
BRIAN TSAI - www.nikolaitsai.us - iconography - Brian is an accomplished iconographer. He has painted some complex subjects, and has completed an entire iconostasis (icon screen) for an Orthodox church.
DAVID SANGER - www.davidsanger.com - award winning photography
LARNIE FOX - www.infoflow.com/larnie - surprises!
JEANNINE JOURDAN - www.jeanninejourdan.com - paintings, mostly small and many in egg tempera
NANCY HUTCHINS - www.nancyhutchinsart.com - paintings
MARK DUKES - deacondukes.blogspot.com - Byzantine iconography meets the African-American experience. Mark is the artist/iconographer who painted the larger than life Dancing Saints and Wedding mural icons at St. Gregory of Nyssa Church.
ALEXA SIMPSON - www.contemporarydesignjewelry.com - sleek but playful silver & mixed metal jewelry
MARIA-TINA KARAMANLAKIS - www.Maria-TinaVision.com - hammered silver and gold jewelry with beads
CHRIS AND DEBI LORENC (RED EGG GALLERY) - www.redegggallery.com - Join Chris and Debi's beautifully illustrated blog as they travel to sacred places throughout the world seeking spiritual art, both traditional and contemporary. You'll find other travels here as well. Debi is an iconographer (in Coptic style) as well as a photographer.
KERRY BOSTROM - sales site www.beadaria.etsy.com - jewelry in silver and precious metal clay, some incorporating beads of precious stone. Kerry and I are members of the same beading group. Her jewelry work long ago surpassed mine, and she has taught me several new skills. Above in the 2005 group exhibit, you can see her icon of Saint Francis. Kerry is also a singer and musician.
LYNN PARK- thebenigneye.blogspot.com - a photo-and-commentary blog with many fans. Lynn finds beauty, humor, and art on the unglamorous streets and sidewalks of the East Bay.
KATHY STORMBERG - medievalartcraft.blogspot.com - expertly crafted medieval style embroidery and fiber arts. Kathy is a devoted scholar and craftsman, working to reproduce the extraordinary embroidery patterns she has gleaned from books and museums. She is also an iconographer and a student of the Prosopon School, and has occasionally joined in my icon classes. This blog includes step-by-step photos of her icons.
JENNY LEMPER - jenniferlemper.blogspot.com - sometimes-surreal photography of Eastern Europe, New Orleans, San Francisco, and more - plus ceramics and paintings.
NANCY JACKSON - www.timshelstudio.com - tapestries (some with religious themes) and icons.
EDWARD BECKETT - www.beckettstudio.com - icons (click on button at bottom left of main page) plus abstract/surrealist paintings and ceramics.
VICTORIA SAXE - www.victoria-saxe.com - detailed biological and scientific illustration, with particular attention to insects.
HELIOS ART GLASS (CONNIE LEVATHES) - www.heliosartglass.com - leaded glass restoration and architectural commissions, some of impressive size and complexity.
JUDITH TUCKER - www.artandcraftbyjudith.com - icons, Ukrainian-style Easter eggs, and quilting. Judith has a many creative talents! She is my teacher for Ukrainian Easter egg decoration.