Betsy Porter

Betsy Porter
Art and Iconography

Gallery Of Byzantine-style Icons

All the icons in these "Gallery" pages have been hand-painted by me, using egg tempera paint and gold leaf on boards covered with natural gesso, except as otherwise noted. Sacred symbolism infuses these images, materials, and methods.

These icons are based on traditional sacred images, developed over the centuries as part of the worship of the Christian orthodox churches. The iconographer (icon painter) does not aim for originality or self-expression - but somehow every iconographer develops a distinctive and identifiable artistic style.

This page serves as a Table of Contents. For more icons, with identification and commentary, go to the linked page.

Many of the icons photographed by Richard Anderson are available as high quality prints - See Prints & icons page.

Also On This Site:

More Art By Betsy Porter
Jewelry By Betsy Porter
Guest Iconographers' Gallery
Icons And Art By My Artist Friends

Saint Cecilia
by Loretta Hoffmann of Houston, Texas

Sophia, Divine Wisdom
by Mary Plaster of Duluth, Minnesota

And many more iconographers and artists! Plus a guest gallery for your icons!

Abstract paintings in egg tempera and gold leaf on gessoed board by Patricia K. Kelly of San Francisco, CA

Step by Step photos and descriptions showing how some icons were written in gold leaf and egg tempera paint

Work by my mother Elizabeth L. Hart
(1911-1993) of Baltimore, MD


Ethiopian Icons
At left: Christ in Glory with Symbols of the Four Evangelists, by Simachew Mesfin

How to vest, dress, or dress up for church in San Francisco

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