The work that happens in the Local Colour Saints studio is pretty magical, with a vision of heaven made out of the rocks and plants found here in Conestoga, Ontario. If you want to see more about that, you should check out the gallery and the photos.
Pigment and iconographic workshops have been offered in cities across Canada. If you want to learn about the traditional iconography, or experience making pigments from the earth, contact Symeon to find out when the next workshop is being offered.
Symeon is an engaging speaker who has presented in wide-ranging venues across North America. A born story-teller, his expertise in tying together meaning and process makes his talks interesting and accessible.
Symeon completed his six-year apprenticeship in iconography in the late nineties at a Greek Orthodox monastery, and subsequently went on to finish a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Berlin, Germany.
He is an iconographer with a passion for the local colours of the earth, mostly creating pigments for his icons from the land where he lives, but also collecting sacred colours while on local colour pilgrimages to unique places in the world. These earth colours have informed his style of folk iconography that defines his work.
Having accepted iconographic commissions since 2004, Symeon has created icons for churches, missions, and homes in Canada. He has offered workshops from coast to coast, and regularly presents internationally on his unique iconographic work to churches, universities, and at a host of convention venues.
Symeon currently works as the full-time iconographer in the Local Colour Saints studio in Conestoga, Ontario, Canada.