Artist: Jenny Ward, Cincinnati, Ohio U.S.A. Original design religious icon; egg tempura paint, clay and gold leaf on a gessoed wood board; linseed oil finished
Jenny Ward, who resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, received an MFA from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1983. During university, her main focus of studies was painting. After marrying and having children, Jenny and her husband focused on raising their children and giving them an education in the Catholic faith. At this time, Jenny also began to search for a way in which to express her faith through her art.
In 2005, Jenny had the opportunity to take a class in Manuscript Illumination which set her on a path that has become her passion. During this class, she learned about Iconography workshop, Jenny has been hooked on the ancient religious art form. With her family almost grown, Jenny now enjoys spending greater amounts of time practicing this prayerful mode of visual expression.
Jenny's detailed and symboli religious icons are cherished in the homes of friends and family and in the collections of those who have commissioned her to prayerfully create inspirational religious icons.