Immanuel Icons

an orthodox christian iconography studio
in pittsburgh, pennsylvania

Iconostasis at St. Moses the Black
Holy Cross iconostasis, Walker, MI
Another church project:  to match existing icons
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).
Most recent project:  The Iconostasis at 
Saint Moses the Black Orthodox Church, installed August 28, 2023
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The icons below were painted for Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Walker, Michigan.  They were installed in 2017.  I am currently working on the apse in the altar area for this church (2023-24).
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.