Immanuel Icons

an orthodox christian iconography studio
in pittsburgh, pennsylvania


Icons to match iconostasis of 
St. Basil Orthodox Church in Virginia.
Here is the part of the iconostasis (the frame of which is still being built) of St. Basil Orthodox Church. So Saint Basil himself (with the peach checkered robe) is the only one I painted in this picture.
Here is Saint Basil, whose face I painted with the colors and style of whoever began this iconostasis, some years ago. The Gospel book cover has an icon of the Anastasis (Resurrection).
Icons from the Iconostasis of 
The Antiochian Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross
Walker, Michigan

Completed:  August, 2017
Installed:  January, 2017

six icons on the main row only (not the upper tier)
On large projects, such as the icons for an iconostasis, Randi Sider-Rose (above) and Amy Hogg (left) will be working together as a team. We painted the icons for the icons on this page together, by the grace of God. Historically, icons were almost always painted by more than one person, with each iconographer--often in a monastic setting or communal studio--specializing in a different part (e.g. building the boards or gilding or faces). We believe that iconography in the modern age has sometimes gotten too individualistic--the most egregious example of which is signing one's icon--and that working communally cultivates humility as well as produces a better icon.