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Keith Homstad

Keith Homstad

Visual Arts

311 Manitou St.
Northfield MN 55057



Come, let us behold the ICONS!

I'm a "retired" ELCA pastor, who has taken up the serious study of the ancient traditional visual art of the ICONS. By that, I mean the living tradition of conveying the most complex understandings and feelings of spirituality and religious convictions. For me, this means Orthodox Christian icons form the focus of my attempts to convey in color and form these complex human and divine interactions. And, if they happen to also be a "pretty picture" - so be it. That's not my intent, but if that opens the doors for someone, it is good.

I have a second floor iconography studio in my carriage house behind my main house which doubles as a gallery. Visitors are invited, please call ahead to set a time. Cell phone is 612-702-5111. Land line is 507-645-5111.

You can see nearly 100 of my icons on this web site http://rolvaagraphy.smugmug.com/Religion/Religious-Icons/i-4PJv8Zx/XL as well order high quality copies of them. Original icons are available from inventory, or by commission. I work in genuine egg tempera, as well as in acrylic technique, usually on boards that I have also made. Prices are typical for high quality paintings available from living artists.

Six of my icons were requested by The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis for display during their 20th Annual Icon Festival, 1 November to 23 November, 2014. The originals have been returned to me and are on display in my gallery.