Kimi Jaramillo Vlahakis
Artist Kimi Vlahakis resides in Williamsburg, Virginia and has gained international recognition for her Byzantine Iconography. Most recently, she has participated in two significant iconography workshops in St Petersburg, Russia and Greve (Chianti), Italy. She has studied under several Master Iconographers, including the Prosopon School. In addition, Kimi has added repoussage, primarily in silver, to her core competencies and has incorporated it on several icons. All of her icons are done using the traditional centuries-old methods, such as egg tempera and natural pigments, as represented in many Renaissance works. For example, every surviving panel painting by Michelangelo is egg tempera. Kimi also uses 24-ct gold leaf in her icons.
Her icons have been on display in many art shows and are part of private collections, commercial facilities, and religious institutions. This includes her Feast Day icons used in the services for the new Greek Orthodox Church St. Demetrios in Williamsburg.
Kimi also continues to produce paintings in oils and other media.