Commissioning an Icon

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

The process of commissioning or buying icons 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. You can hear from others who have bought an icon from me here.

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.