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South Africa

Julia Bridget Hayes

Artist Summary

Julia Bridget Hayes is a South African-born iconographer living in Athens, Greece and has been painting icons for 17 years.
She completed a degree in Theology and Masters in Liturgical Theology at the University of Athens and studied iconography under several teachers including George Kordis at the University of Athens and Eikonourgia.
She paints portable icons that are in churches and private collections all over the world.
In 2017 she started the Byzantine Iconography Video Tutorial project on Patreon with the aim of producing a comprehensive series of video tutorials starting from the foundation of drawing and progressing to painting to make iconography lessons accessible to those who either can’t afford or can’t attend workshops and also the deaf.
Once each series of tutorials is completed it is made available on Udemy.