I am delighted to announce that the Christian Icon Exhibition at St. Teresa’s Church in Wilmslow has been prolonged by ten days.
The icons will be on display until Wednesday 28 December.
The exhibition at St Teresa’s Church in Wilmslow, running from Sunday 11th to Wednesday 28th December, introduces viewers to the art and history of icon painting, the symbolism of icons and their role in Christian worship.
The artist, Veronica Jane Gatti, has been an icon painter and painting teacher since 2003, working in Italy, Scotland and England. Her art is directed towards the knowledge of early Byzantine artists, the colours of Italian Medieval art and the spirituality of Eastern and Western traditions of Christian art.
The exhibition features icons on wooden panels painted with egg tempera and decorated with gold leaf.
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 the Mother of God of the Passion
Solid wood, levkas, 24 kt gold leaf, egg yolk tempera, Veronica Jane Gatti, 2022.
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.
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.