Christine Simoneau Hales
has a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and an MS in Art Therapy from the College of New Rochelle, NY. Her work is widely collected and she gives teaching workshops at universities and churches.
Introduced to the significance of icons in art by Sister Myriam at Saint Georges des Gardes in France, Christine's work has developed from contemporary painting to writing icons over the last ten years. Her icons are painted in egg tempera on gessoed wood panels in accordance with the canons of Byzantine iconography. Her vision for her icons is one of promoting unity among the Christian denominations by writing icons which are based on Holy Scripture and adhere to a pictorial style which predates the Renaissance. In this way, each icon respects iconographic conventions and yet is a unique contemporary icon which expresses the elements of the Christian Faith and the principles of high quality art.
The lifestyle of the iconographer is one of prayer and fasting. Christine maintains a studio with her husband, the photographer Mick Hales, in Philmont, New York, where she teaches weekly...
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