Catholic News Service has published a feature on a contemporary iconographer, Veronica Royal. Raised in the Ukranian Catholic Church, Royal grew up with a rich tradition of icons, and is now producing them and teaching others how to do so.
“The Holy Spirit speaks to us through sacred art and allows us to gain an understanding of the subject’s experiences in the Christian journey that we are all undertaking,” Royal said in an interview.
“St. Damascene calls icons ‘Scripture in paint,’” she continued. “I like that because it suggests the process of visualizing what we know from the Bible or the lives of saints and bringing these experiences to a personal level through prayer.”
She is often commissioned to depict some of the lesser-known saints of the Catholic tradition, such as St. Andrew Kim Taegon, the article noted.