ICON PAINTING WORKSHOPS:
Miller offers week long workshops in the Studio in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and the US. Three hours morning and afternoon for 5 days. The cost is 420.00 USD. Scheduling is flexible and discounts available. Thursdays are open studio day.
Miller’s work draws on ancient icon painting techniques to showcase her own insight on inner spiritual well being in these modern times. Her work, a personal definition of life, of mankind’s history and trajectory through spirituality, is a visual manifestation of the way in which she understands her own personal journey.
Come and share and explore, and learn more about what is iconography? Visit and share. Please do not hesitate to inquire if you happen to be visiting San Miguel Allende.
MARY JANE miller
Mary Jane Miller is an Internationally recognized iconographer and author living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Mary Jane Miller sits among a small group of artists who have revived the ancient painting technique of iconography. Today, she continues to create, teach, and preserve iconography and sacred art as a spiritual visual language that leads to enlightenment.
Her love of spiritual art and modern iconography captivates viewers and engages them into exploring the idea of using art and meditation to express their spiritual language. She especially focuses on the women - and through her hand, calls on their unheard voices to voice their wisdom and love.
As an icon painter her wealth of insight is shared through what has been a male dominated tradition. "I have come to see the world as a metaphor, nearly everything which happens to us is screaming to be understood through the eye of spirit, we just need to reflect long enough to hear the message".
Miller's collection of Modern Icons are visual meditations whose root is in traditional Icon Painting. Mary Jane Miller pushes the edge of tradition in religious art. Today, women iconographers around the world continue to create gorgeous work. Their work preserves iconography as a sacred art form. Byzantine style icons are created through meditation and prayer to develop the spirit of living well. As a modern Byzantine style icon painter, I join my voice to other modern iconographers who speak and create. Women icon painters, mystics and healers were seldom heard in the days of the early church and silenced. Today they are speaking again.