Zachary Roesemann


Zachary Roesemann writes icons by commission from his studio in Brattleboro, Vermont. He was for many years a professional singer before being called to iconography. Zachary studied with Father John Walsted in New York and has since placed his work in churches and homes throughout the world.

Zachary “writes” icons (as the process is called) using traditional techniques and materials — natural pigments, egg tempera, and 23-karat gold leaf — the same elements used in Byzantine and Medieval art. Animal, mineral, and vegetable are united in the icon to glorify God. As iconographers have done for centuries, he models his icons on the ancient originals, those images that the church has over time accepted and revered as “windows on heaven.”