Randi Maria Sider-Rose has been painting icons for over 20 years. She returned to Mt. Angel for the advanced program more than once and was a private student of one of the three wonderful teachers there. Sider-Rose has lived in Russia and Latvia for two and half years (as a student, and later as a Fulbright Scholar focusing on religion) and she completed the Master of Divinity at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, where she focused on iconography. She has led hands-on and art-historical iconography workshops in Chicago, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, and elsewhere, for students age 8 through 80. She has also taught privately. She now lives in Pittsburgh, where she has been blessed by His Grace Bishop Thomas to pursue the work of iconography. Her work can be viewed at her website Immanuel Icons.
Learn more: In this episode of the Vesterheim series, Folk Art In Place, Randi shows some of her iconography painting techniques while sharing the story of Saint Corona!