“You are truly inspired with these beautiful icons. Every one is a touching, holy, beautiful piece of love!!”
"You have perfectly captured the mystery of St. Catherine of Bologna; that she praised God through her art, just as you do, is so beautiful to me. We need more beauty in this world!"
“I don’t know how to describe this, but I feel like you’ve really captured something in Jeanne d'Arc's face. Beauty, youthfulness, but also a kind of burden. She has a serious, vaguely pained yet determined look, very appropriate"
“It makes me smile (and ponder) every time I look at St. Martha and Mary. I’m very glad you are sharing your gifts in this way.”
"Joan of Arc is so special to me. I recently learned that I'm a descendant of one of the witches tried at Salem. I thought it was just amazing that this kind of persecution of women for their unique gifts has followed me. Joan and Mary both died good Christian women, and it just speaks to me so loudly."

Click on a name in the below list and learn more about your patron saint; their history, feast day, patronage, fun facts, and how I came to paint them. Writing their hagiographies is part of my process and I hope you take the time to learn more about these amazing historical figures that I like to call my friends.

Aidan of Lindisfarne, Anne Mother of Mary, Augustine of Hippo, Brigid of Kildare, Catherine of Bologna, Catherine of Siena, Cecilia of Rome, Clare of Assisi, Creation, Dominic de Guzman, Dymphna of Ireland, Edith Stein, Evelyn Underhill, Francis of Assisi, Gabriel the Archangel, Genesius of Rome, George of Lydda, Gobnait of Ireland, The Good Shepherd, Hildegard von Bingen, Joan of Arc, Jesus and Lazarus, Jesus of the Sacred Heart, Jesus of the Divine Mercy, Joseph the Worker, Jude Thaddeus the Apostle, Julia Chester Emery, Julian of Norwich, Kateri Tekakwitha, Lucy of Syracuse, Madonna and Child, The Magnificat, Margaret of Antioch, Margaret of Scotland, Martha and Mary, Martin de Porres, Mary of Bethany, Mary Magdalene, Mechtilde of Hackeborne, Michael the Archangel, Miriam of Goshen, Monica of Hippo, Nicholas of Myra, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patrick of Ireland, Pauli Murray, Paul of Tarsus, Peter the Fisherman, Philip the Apostle, Philomena, Pieta, Priscilla and Aquila, Raphael the Archangel, Rita of Cascia, Rose of Lima, Sir Thomas More, Therese of Lisieux

Saints Coming Soon

Saints on the commission list in order of appearance:

Roch of Montpellier, Jesus the Gardener, Mary & Martha at Jesus' feet, Frances Joseph Gaudet, Gregory the Illuminator, Woman with the lost coin, Woman at the well, Martin of Tours, Thomas the Apostle, Phoebe the Deacon, The Holy Innocents, Joseph Terror of Demons, Padre Pio, Michael & All Angels, Mary the Tower, Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky, Columba of Ireland, Anthony of Padua, Gertrude the Great, Maxamilion Kolbe

If you are interested in commissioning an original icon, please contact us directly for more information.

About Modern Iconography

I've always loved traditional icons; they possess an inherent beauty that can be felt deep within our hearts and change us for the better. After researching traditional iconography, it's specific techniques, processes, and materials, I discovered that I craved more of my voice as an artist to shine through rather than copying what's been done for centuries. During the Covid-19 lockdown, I felt a call to start writing icons and was left to use the materials I had available to me; acrylic and gouache paint, block panel wood, and paint markers. I started with Jesus of the Sacred Heart and once I shared him on social media it exploded from there with "can you paint {fill in the blank saint here} too?" and "where can I purchase copies?" So now we have the Ministry of Saints, and it just keeps growing. I am beyond grateful and blessed to do this. Thank you to all for your love and support.

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About Kristen

I'm a modern iconographer, fine art painter, creative photographer, inspired writer, vivid storyteller, and world explorer. My soul is stirred by the colorful and dark creation around and within us and I'm influenced by equal parts pain and joy. Studying theology and the saints are my passion and I love nothing more than sharing that passion with others by teaching, preaching, and leading creative-based workshops and retreats. I'm a deeply spiritual individual with friends and family of every spectrum of belief and non-belief. I believe that if you are a good person to yourself and others, the rest of the details are lagniappe (as we say in Louisiana). I believe my only job as a Christian person is to be the best example of Jesus' love I know how to be. I live and love in Southeast Louisiana with my husband, Basset Hound, overly affectionate kitty, and massive collection of house plants, all of which keep me of sound mind and body.

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