Born and raised in the Orthodox faith, Evgenia holds a master's degree in Educating Adults, from DePaul University, and a bachelor's degree in Byzantine Art and Culture. She paints on birch wood, or canvas mounted on birch wood. A brilliant lacquer is applied to protect and enhance the vibrant 24kt gold leaf and vivid colors. Her icons are large, 11"x14" being the smallest size. We have only one of each icon presented here. Free Shipping to US addresses! Read more here.