About the Artist


Iconographer 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.) 

The Record

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. 

Exhibited at the Gallery at the Sheen Center in NYC. She also exhibits yearly in galleries and churches in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

For the last 20 years, Veronica oversees student iconographers in her Guild, which meets every Saturday morning.  She enjoys teaching workshops with the Arlington Diocese, Catholic Distance University, church groups, and private individuals.

Veronica frequently gives lectures on the history and spirituality of iconography.

She works full-time as an iconographer filling commissions for churches, priests, religious organizations, and families as well as teaching workshops and lecturing at various venues nationwide. 

Technical studies with Iconographers:

George Kordis, Greece
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.