Veronica Royal has studied icon writing with Russian, Greek, and American master iconographers since 1995. She has been painting commissioned works for private individuals and public institutions worldwide.  She first conceived a love for icons in the Ukranian community where she lived.

Royal Icon Studio has been featured in:
National Catholic Register
Catholic Herald
Catholic News Service
Adoremus Bulletin (Regarding the installation of the Baptism icon at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Annandale, VA.) 

élan Magazine and the British Association of Iconography Review  have also featured Veronica and her work, where she shares how she became an iconographer and her love for the art. She also exhibits yearly in galleries and churches in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

For the last 15 years, Veronica has overseen student iconographers in her Open Studio, which meets every Saturday morning.  She has enjoyed teaching workshops with the Arlington Diocese Fiat organization.

Veronica is available to give lectures on the history and spirituality of iconography and iconography painting/writing workshops to schools and private groups. 

Veronica has enjoyed teaching  seminars on the history and spirituality of iconography at the Catholic Distance University.

She works full-time filling commissions for churches, priests, religious organizations, and families  as well as teaching workshops and lecturing at various venues across the U.S. and in her studio.  

Technical studies with Iconographers:
Daniel Neculae, Romania 
George Gashev, Russia
Theodore Papadopolous, GR
Peter Murphy,  Aidan Hart, UK
Philip Davydov, Russia
Xenia Prokovsky, Marek Zarnecky , USA
Phil Zimmerman, Peter Pearson, Jody Cole, USA

She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband Robert, a writer of many books, the Editor in Chief of The Catholic Thing and President of the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington, DC..

Hand Painted Icons by Veronica

Royal Icon Studio

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