St John of Shanghai and San Francisco (1896- 1966) – 20cm x 25cm – £600

Tamara Penwell's icon of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco

If, like myself you ever had difficulty finding miracles in modern-day life you ought to get acquainted with St John Maximovitch the Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco, the Wonderworker. Of a very small stature, not much bigger than a child, and looking not a little like a garden gnome, in every other way than […]

Archangel Gabriel – 11.5cm x 14.5cm – £280

Tamara Penwell's icon of The Archangel Gabriel

One of the seven archangels. Gabriel is the messenger of God, the Archangel of good news, new beginnings and strength (his name is translated “God is my strength”). He brought the news of the birth of the Messiah to Mary, and also announced the birth of John the Baptist to Elizabeth and Zachariah. As he […]

Christ Pantocrator – 15 cm x 25 cm – £400

Hand painted icon of Christ Pantocrator

Pantocrator means Ruler of All (not just all people, but everything). In this type of icons Christ is seen holding a book or a scroll in his left hand, his right hand is raised in a gesture of blessing. Christ is shown wearing a blue outer garment – symbolising divinity, and earthy red under garment […]