The Orthodox Icons are a symbol of Faith – not mere artifacts or decoration, but an object of religious admiration. The Icons are a proof of our Faith and closeness to God, help in our prayers for reaching the Original.
The presented icons are completely in accordance with the religious canons of the Orthodox Church and are also a direct heir of the zograph traditions, funded in the Byzantine Empire. Bulgarian zographs connect the Byzantine icon painting with the renaissance Christian interpretations of Universe and Man.
The presented icons are unique with the fact, that they are painted from the hand of a zograph, who had invested in them his Faith, Love and Admiration to the Original. They are NOT copies. Each icon is traditionally painted with individual specific details and is an unique object of Christian art. The icon is an religious and emotional experience, and the zograph is not only a painter, but a man of Faith, who will paint an icon only after purification through prayers and starvation.
Classical traditional technology is used – natural wooden platform, credo ground, egg tempera and lacer.
NO unnatural materials are applied.
Example prices are shown in the galleries.
Transportation and customs taxation is NOT included and will be paid by customer.
We consider each order a specific one and each price is formed individually.
Icons will be painted after you agree with the price and after you make a money deposit – as a guarantee that you will buy and pay the ordered icons.
All icon images, presented here, are samples.
You can order some of them, or you can order icons painted after your wish – for example using a photo, stated sizes and other requirements. The zograph will paint your icons in accordance to your wish and the Christian canon.
The process step-by-step:
1. Agreement by e-mail on a specific icon(s) after shown sample or photography send by you, including size, painting technique, term of time, total price (including delivery, customs taxes and duties, etc.), and delivery.
2. You deposit 50% of total price on our bank account.
3. Wait for painting and delivery (1-2 weeks).
4. You receive the icon(s) by mail or courier and pay the rest 50% upon delivery.
For regular orders (for example for galleries, shops, etc.) we can negotiate special conditions.
Last revised: 20 December 2006
Copyright R. Patronov 2006