Commissioning an Icon

How does an icon come into being? Have you ever met an iconographer or thought of having an icon painted ‘just for you’ or for a specific Church or occasion? How does the process begin?

The process of commissioning an icon is a very simple one and one that I enjoy very much. It gives us the opportunity to discuss the subject of the icon and your intention for it, which I love to know about. I get to know you and pray for you during the commission (and long after). Please do get in touch and I look forward to helping you see the icon you are looking for come into being.

Initially, please send me a message through the contact page or use the Calendly link below to schedule a chat. We can discuss why you would like the icon and the subject and your budget. I have a waiting list so it is always good to contact me as soon as possible.

After an initial discussion, we agree on a timetable for the icon, including size, subject, board and cost: at this point a deposit is payable to secure the waiting list position, board, and so I can begin work in due course. Board prices do not include postage, which will of course vary. I use very secure packaging, tracked beginning to end by a courier, to ensure that the icons arrive safely and are insured in transit.