Saint Dunstan Icons is the name used for the work of iconographer James Blackstone. Based in Shrewsbury, UK, James has been studying under Aidan Hart (www.aidanharticons.com).

 

Prior to working as an iconographer, James worked in a residential social setting with emotionally and behaviourally disturbed children; as a portrait painter; in a contemplative monastic community; as a teacher in London secondary schools (at St Dunstan's College in Catford and at St Paul's School in Barnes); in university lay chaplaincy (at Clare College, Cambridge); and as an ordained minister in the Church of England (in the Dioceses of Southwark and London), among other things.

 

He has been secretary to the Society for Ecumenical Studies in the UK and has been a participant reporter in a World Council of Churches Faith and Order Consultation.

 

James studied Theology and Religious Studies at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He later completed a doctorate on the thought of the Orthodox saint Gregory Palamas at Clare College, Cambridge. He authored a book based upon this research, published by Peter Lang (see here).

Saint Dunstan Icons painter