With hundreds of commissions successfully completed over the last 25 years, Janine Manheim is a seasoned iconographer who feels just as comfortable “writing” life-size triptychs as well as small devotional icons. Janine’s icons grace worship spaces and private collections in Asia, across the U.S. and in Europe.
Tradition holds that icons date back to the early days of Christianity, and Janine undertakes this contemplative art in the classic medieval tradition, adhering as closely as possible to the original methods and prayers. She chooses the proper panel, makes her own natural gesso, grinds pigments, uses organic egg yolks and real gold leaf.
Janine Manheim shares her gifts throughout the U.S. by teaching, lecturing and exhibiting her work. She also regularly visits a Trappist monastery for retreats and to work with one of the brothers.
In additional to icons, Janine’s interest in sacred art has led her to complete mosaics, ‘buon” frescoes and illuminated manuscripts on real vellum.
Janine Manheim is a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and has taken post-grad classes at Parsons School of Design, NYC. She is the founder of the Eikonos Institute, teaching regularly on Long Island, NY.