Dom Alex Echeandía is a Benedictine Monk and an iconographer from the Monastery of the Incarnation in Peru. He is also an official member of Belmont Abbey in England, his Mother House.
Dom Alex has more than a decade of experience working on icons using traditional techniques. As part of his training he attended courses in the UK and Ukraine, where he learned to combine the bold strokes of the Greek style with the soft style of the Russian. All of the work is carefully researched, designed and created according to the highest standards using exactingly selected and prepared fine natural materials.Due to his skills, he offers the instrumentality of his work as a fruit of a liturgical monastic life in which the icon becomes a medium to serve the liturgy. The icon receives the means of helping to lift the soul up to God to create an atmosphere conducive to worship and prayer.
He is a member of the British Association of Iconographers. He also has taken part in the Icon and Wall-painting Course run by the Prince's School of Traditional Art, UK.