Hi there! Together, we make the trio of Draw Near Designs. We are mothers, friends, and Orthodox Christians based in Louisville, KY, trying to raise our young children with mindfulness towards Christ and his Church. We are so thankful for the opportunity to work together on such meaningful projects!
The work we are doing falls under the category of religious art. We don't paint icons, though we are inspired by the iconographic style which has been preserved for hundreds of years in the Orthodox Church. Our artwork is a medley of folk art with inspiration from the lives of the Saints. We include glasses for Saints who wore them, for example, something you won't find in an icon because an icon shows a person's perfected self. (No one needs glasses in heaven.) Please regard our images with respect. While we do not believe our artwork should be venerated or treated as an icon, we do ask that they be treated carefully.