An Icon for The Chapel of the Transfiguration

On March 16, 2016, the vestry of The Episcopal Church in Jackson Hole approved my painting an icon of the Transfiguration to be hung in the log chapel that sits in the middle of the valley beneath the Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park in northwestern Wyoming. The gallery below tells the story. Click on each photo to learn more. [click here to return to the thumbnails]

Jan. 15, 2016

Picture 3 of 17

Snowshoeing is Much Harder Than it Looks.

My friend Renee was visiting from Texas City, Texas. We had a great week planned. On Tuesday we headed out to the Visitor Center at Grand Teton National Park and then over to the Chapel of the Transfiguration for the requisite tour. Since it was Tuesday when Ron has staff meetings at St. John’s Episcopal Church in town, I was on my own to explain everything about The Chapel. I was telling the story of the transfiguration and realized I wanted a picture, actually an icon, to help Renee “see” Jesus on the mountain outside the window. I remember walking down the path back to the car and thinking that I needed to paint that icon. Of course, Renee enjoyed seeing the Chapel with or without an icon. Then we went to Dornan’s for lunch.

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