Pascha 2020

A commission for the parish of St Andrew in Edinburgh: a traditional icon of the First Called Apostle, following the request by Kiria Olga and Kiria Androulla from London. Christ is Risen! Surely this is the strangest Pascha many of us have ever experienced. What can I say, except that Christ is Risen and that this strange time will pass, one day at a time. During Holy Week and Bright Week, we used an Ipad to have the livestream services from Church alongside the texts available from the Ages Initiative. A very strange experience but far better than being alone and one that allowed us … [Read more...]

A year of Grace

Dear friends, todays second post brings details of my big plan for the coming year.  As you know I tend to only produce icons for commission - I seem to find myself with deadlines looming constantly but I have accepted that God knows I need a sense of urgency to produce work on time. "The Church in The British Isles will only begin to grow when she begins to venerate her own Saints" Saint Arsenios of Paros †1877 In spite of this, I have felt for a long time now that there need to be more icons of the Saints of this country, particularly in what is now called Scotland. The icons which are … [Read more...]