About Me

I am an Italian icon painter, and Painting has always been my passion since I was a child.

I have worked as a full-time icon painter and painting teacher in Italy, Scotland and England, where I actually live.
My art research is directed towards the knowledge of early Byzantine artists, the
brilliance of natural colours and the spirituality found in eastern and western Christian art tradition.

Icons can be located in churches or at home, as a small place of worship. They can also be a Wedding or a Christening precious gift.
I specialise in commissioned work, so if you are interested in discussing an icon that you would like or asking any question please contact me

Detail from the icons of Our Saviour, from a pair of icon commissioned for a wedding gift.
Solid wood, levkas, 24 kt gold leaf, egg yolk tempera, Veronica Jane Gatti, 2020.

Detail from the icon of Our Lady of Yaroslav.
Solid wood, levkas, 24 kt gold leaf, egg yolk tempera, Veronica Jane Gatti, 2020.

Detail from the icon of Saint Mark, commissioned as a Christening gift.
Solid wood, levkas, 24 kt gold leaf, egg yolk tempera, Veronica Jane Gatti, 2010.

Icons of the Annunciation and Archangel Michael in Our Lady & St. Bride Church, Cowdenbeath, Scotland, June 2021.

https://www.veronicajanegatti.com/icons-commissioned-for-our-lady-and-saint-brides-church-cowdenbeath-scotland-june-2021

Iconography Courses

For Adults & Children

Teaching Art is something I truly love to do.

Since 2011 I have been teaching Iconography to adults and children and in a recent years I also taught foundations of drawing and painting to beginners, both adults and children. Most of the participants had a rewarding experience and enjoyed the friendly environment, following the classes year after year.

My Blog

Icon Corner

Icons commissioned for Our Lady and Saint Bride’s Church, Cowdenbeath, Scotland, June 2021.

The two icons on the sanctuary, soon after the delivery. Drawing and gilding of the icon of Archangel Michael. Gilding the icon of the Annunciation. ICON OF THE ANNUNCIATION The dimensions of the icon are 124 x 75 cm and it is made of solid wood, gesso, 24 K gold leaf...

2020-2021 Year of Saint Joseph

The Vatican announced that this year (December 8, 2020 - December 8, 2021) would be a year dedicated to St. Joseph, husband of Mary and earthly father of Jesus Christ. With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th...

The journey in creating a Christian icon starts from heart and woods.

A good piece of solid wood has to be matured and carved to obtain the ideal support for the sacred Image. This material is the same material of the Ark of Covenant, that was made of precious wood and covered in pure gold (Es 25, 10-11). Wood is also the material that...

About this Corner

Iconography is the slow and delicate transformation of elements found in nature such as pigment, wood, gold, limestone, egg. These are worked together using ancient techniques with the purpose of revealing the Image of God. Iconostasis is the meeting of the Invisible...