In order to make my work in iconography more visible, I've place a number of Facebook Boost Ads in selected regions in Canada, to present a few icons, and also a number of emails to First Nations contacts to feature the First Nations icons. It may generate some interest in the future, but the goal for now, is to have more people seeing them. If you have any recommendations, please send me a message through my 'Contact'.
Archbishop Smith's blog on his trip to Korea, including the presentation of the Icon of the Theotokos Of Canada (Our Lady of Canada).
You can read through my Journals for both my Visual Art canvases and for my Iconography. You will see the 'My Journals' tab on my Home Page. Scroll to the tab and the following will scroll down, for you to make your selection.
Note: The first section is for my series "Journeying With The Totems".
With the successful completion of the St. Monica Church Project over the past 9 months, and expecting the completion of the Holy Family Icon in late September 2019, I am accepting further
commissions and projects thereafter. Please click on the button below to begin your inquiry and discussion of your planning and needs.
July 22, 2019:
The image of the St. Kateri Tekakwitha icon was used for the Colorado St. Kateri Circle banner at the recent conference in Ohio.
The latest BC Article on the St. Monica Church Icon Project: - DEC. 13, 2018:
The 'Tlingit Wolf' sold today. the only remaining painting is the 'Future Generation', available through JD Stevenson Gallery.
The 'Brown Bear' and the 'Raven/Eagle Shield' have sold. The only 2 remaining pieces from the series to date are "Future Generation' and 'Tlingit Wolf' , both available through JD Stevenson Gallery, Chemainus, BC
These four beauties are ready for their forever homes, and
waiting for you at JD Stevenson Gallery, Chemainus.
I've had two unexpected inquiries as to whether I'd be interested in presenting proposals for icons in two churches. After much preparation, I presented both proposals, knowing that there were no guarantees and thinking that Murphy's Law would probably have the two projects wanting to take place at the same time.
The one proposal was acted upon quickly, and involves a series of 8 icons which will take around 10 months to complete. I then received a call from the other contact wanting to go ahead and confirm one very large icon, right after the other project was completed. So that will be another 4 months of work in the studio.
So for the time being, I will have to set the totems painting series aside until the Fall of 2019. I had started on 3 canvases, but I will safely store them until then. One never knows what will come up by then.
As I begin this new phase of icons, I also wanted to let you know that my 4 paintings are still in the JD Stevenson Gallery in Chemainus, BC,
Tlinghit Wolf 24"x36"
Future Generation 18"x36"
Raven Eagle Shield 24"x48"
Brown Bear 48"x48"
You can see them on my For Sale page.
You can contact John or Helen at the gallery if you are interested in purchasing one of them, either for your home or office. The gallery's number is (250) 324-1395.
The next year will have its challenges, but I've been up to the task before. I will try to keep blog entries for the icons as I progress, to keep you in the loop. I would so enjoy hearing your thoughts and comments.
As the First Nations page grew, with its photos and commentaries, scrolling had become extensive. I've added anchors to the page, connected to a 'Title' List at the top. You can simply click on a title and it will bring your to that particular icon. I hope this make it easier for all of you.