From the very beginning of Church Art, properly executed icons were not cheap.
Real gold, mineral pigments, semiprecious stone are very expensive (some of stones I use cost me more per gram than 23K gold of same weight!) but even more costly is the time I need to spend in order to make the icon to help, rather than be a distraction in your prayers.
If I am not satisfied with the image, I sometimes have to scrape down an almost-completed icon and start over.
While I do my best to keep price down, given the quality of materials, and the necessary time, I simply cannot afford to paint “a little icon for $200 to give as a gift” © …
If you are on a tight budget – please contact me to set up a payment plan. If that is still expensive – please consider buying printed icons, mounted on wood.
I accept commissions for custom icons, mosaics, iconostases, and large-scale church murals.
A custom icon requires at least two weeks to complete, and additional time will be needed in cases of custom size boards and compositions.
To reserve time in my painting schedule, a 15% non-refundable deposit is required. After the icon is complete but not varnished, I will send a high-resolution photo for your final approval.
The remaining payment and shipping charges will be due before icon is shipped.
Please contact me to discuss details.
In the gallery above, you will see that I have several icons, portable murals, and mosaics completed and available for purchase.
Please contact me for a quote.
You can also purchase icon prints, mounted on wood.
All these images are uniquely sold by me or St. Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral. I make these icon prints from professionally printed photographs of icons I have painted.
High-quality archival prints on Metallic paper are attached to wooden panel and covered with strong UV resistant varnish. Panel sides are painted and a keyhole is added at the back.
Icon prints can be used inside of your home, and if not exposed to direct sunlight, they can serve you for years.
Each icon is approximately 10 ½ inches tall and cost $35 each (plus shipping). Bigger images are available upon request.
Church Bookstores, buying more than 10 icons at once, will have 20% discount.
Please contact me for more information.