St. Paul, Hand-Painted Icon on Canvas

St. Paul, Hand-Painted Icon on Canvas St. Paul, Icon on Canvas

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Artist: Ioana Belka

Size: 24″ High x 16″ Wide.

Hand-painted, original oil painting icon on canvas of St. Paul. Stretched and ready for framing.

*THIS IS AN ORIGINAL WORK OF ART.


Artist’s Biography

Ioana Belka  

Mission

Cardinal Ratzinger closes his reflection on Art, Image and Artists, as follows: “Art cannot be “produced”, as one contracts out and produces technical equipment. It is a gift. Inspiration is not something one chooses for oneself. It has to be received, otherwise it is not there. “ As an iconographer, I order my God given gift toward the propagation of the Faith through images: in icons I give expression to the unchanging fundamental truths and mysteries of the Catholic Faith through a visual language established by the Early Fathers and enshrined by Tradition. As a contemporary artist, I serve my church by answering to its needs: reintroducing into the architectural space artwork that masterfully translates, in color and form, the fullness and beauty of our faith in Jesus Christ. My aim is to help open eyes and hearts to a new way of seeing. On all commissions I work closely with the patrons in order to understand their vision or charism. The materials I use are of the highest quality: gessoed wood panels; natural pigments produced from earth, minerals, and semi precious stones by the best manufacturers; 24 karat gold leaf.

Commissioned Art

Icon of Saint John Vianney
The Year of the Priest,
St. Veronica Catholic Church, Chantilly, Va
Icon of St. Paul for
The Year of Saint Paul
St. Veronica Catholic Church, Chantilly, VA
Icon of the Transfiguration
St. Dominic’s Monastery, Linden, VA
Icon of St. Agnes
St. Dominic’s Monastery, Linden, VA
Icon of the Holy Family
St. Dominic’s Monastery, Linden, VA
Original icon of Christ
The True Vine, Siena Montessori Academy, Great Falls, Va
Icon of the Baptism of Christ
Baptisery of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Great Falls, VA
Icon of St. Catherine
Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Great Falls, VA
Original icon of the Virgin of the Old Testament
Private Client, Vienna, VA
Statue Restoration of St. Dominic and St Thomas Aquinas
The Dominican friars of the Priory of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.
Statue restoration of St. Therese of Liseaux,
Seton School, Manassas, VA
Original icon of the Tree of Life, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC

Education

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, BFA, 1987
Prosopon School of Iconology, Whitney Point, NY

Press

Arlington Catholic Herald; March 25, 2009 “The Making of an Icon” Article and interview by Katie Bahr

Teaching/Lecture

Icon workshop at
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
Great Falls, VA, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
St. Veronica Catholic Church,
Liturgical Art, Liturgical Space, 2010
Mount Saint Mary Seminary,
Icons and Art for the Liturgy, 2010
Turo Anglican Church, Fairfax, VA,
Mary in Icons, 2009