My work is primarily hands-on art-making with a specialty in the Sacred Arts.
My research centers on development of contemporary applications for historic materials and includes subjects from earliest Coptic iconography, Celtic illumination, Byzantine iconography and modern art. My study is how people from all periods of history and geography engage in the visual expression of their spiritual longings, questions and mysteries.
Traditional natural materials and their applied use today interest me greatly; my practice includes egg tempera and gold leaf on supports such as sheepskin vellum and marble dust gessoed wood panels and lime plaster fresco buono, but you will find everything in my studio including oils, pastels, acrylic, epoxy and spray adhesives.
I am a studio art adjunct professor at Villanova University, I teach and coordinate for the Prosopon School of Iconology and I run private art-making workshops. When not elbow-deep in paint or ink, I knit a lot. I keep a garden, a coop of chickens, two dogs and a few hives of bees who make honey over a lavender field several hundred strong.
My work is exhibited internationally and is included in private and public collections, notable among them the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, Monte Carlo, Monaco; Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn, PA; All Saints’ Church, Northampton England; The Hull Travelling Collection of the Prosopon School of Iconology and the Taoiseach of Ireland, Enda Kenny.
2015 Princess Grace Irish Library, Monte Carlo, Monaco
2013 Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland
The Prosopon School of Iconology
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Baldwin School
Mater Misericordia Academy
Letters from Heaven: An Illuminated Alphabet, 2000 Conciliar Press, Ben Lomond CA
Artwork for musical recording covers by Sanctuary, Ancient Light and Passion