Union of All Icons is blessed to feature the iconography of Fr. Luke Dingman.
Archpriest Father Luke has served as an Orthodox priest in the San Lorenzo Valley since his ordination in 1987, where he lives with his wife, Nancy. He is Assistant Priest at St. Lawrence Orthodox Church in Felton, California. They have two sons and a daughter who is an Orthodox nun at St. John the Forerunner Monastery in Goldendale, Washington.
Fr. Luke became proficient in many art mediums through early work in an advertising agency, which helped pay his way through Arizona State University, where he graduated with a major in Fine Arts. He spent the next five years as an Illustrator-Art Director with Campus Crusade for Christ in Southern California, where he met another staff member, Nancy Willman. They married in 1970, left staff of Campus Crusade for Christ in 1974 and moved to the little town of Brookdale, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, where Fr. Luke worked in a variety of art forms, from book illustrations, cartooning, caricatures, and newspaper ads to wildlife and landscapes in oils and watercolors.
In the early 80's during his journey to Orthodox Christianity Fr. Luke began his study of Byzantine Iconography and has painted Byzantine-style Icons for churches and individuals throughout the United States, Canada, and internationally. Because of advancing Parkinson’s disease he no longer accepts commissions but, as he is able, is slowly working to fill his own church with holy images.
You can view more of Fr. Luke's work and read more about his life at his website.