Iconography Workshop Scheduled


First one in my Studio in San Miguel 2 weeks, 3 days each week

December 11, 12, 13 and second week 18, 19, 20   2017

In our studio in San Antonio San Miguel Allende. long mornings to explore and meditate, paint and enjoy the atmosphere. Great conversation and exchanges to be had, we laugh and we pray. Time to sign up and make it happen. Great conversation, instruction and time out from our busy lives to think about what an amazing thing it is to be alive and here now.

The idea of moving small particles of sand around with a brush to create a divine image is exhilarating, it is contemplative. Others find solace in yoga, meditation and prayer; I find it in icon painting. The practice reveals itself through time and patience.  This is an ancient language handed down from Byzantium times, 1,500 years ago. Each  movement, brush stoke, breath, emotion or  insight is left on the surface as a small history you were witness to, your own.

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Details on  our website, Sacred Icon Retreat

Some say, “It is a surprise to be here, or I know nothing about this kind of painting  or this is amazing”. It is a wonderful time out, there is no place to get to, only a chance to gaze into icon images with silent satisfaction. Keeping the mind still and focused as seeing and listening “is” prayer. It could be someones first encounter with an icon and could be their last but one thing I am certain of, the experience is unforgettable. I am a rebel icon painter, self taught and un-orthodox but not without tremendous love of icons and an honest desire to share what creating them has taught me.


January 8 to 12, 2018

History of EX HACIENDA En 1777, “en la ciudad de Santa Fé y Real de Minas de Guanajuato provincia y Obispado de Michocán en este reino de la Nueva España a cinco de Julio de mil setecientos setenta y siete, Don Gaspar de Quijano, español peninsular abanderado de las milicias provinciales y legión del príncipe de esta ciudad, vecino y minero del Real de Santiago Marfil, jurisdicción de Guanaxuato a Don antonio de Obregón y Alcocer,

Los ultimos dueños han sido el Sr. Eusebio Herrera quien vendió en 1950 las ruinas de la hacienda a Giorgio Belloli, italiano avecindado en Guanajuato, el cual reconstruyó la parte de casa habitación para habitarla, vendiendo en 1954 la otra mitad con una parte de la sección de galeras a Gene Byron y Virgilio Fernández del Real, mexicano por naturalización desde 1942.

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