Ann gerondelis

is a grateful Lutheran artist and founder of SKETCH PRAYERS studio in Atlanta and Philadelphia. Her work explores questions of prayer language, and the role of the visual image relative to holy imagination.

The vibrant sketches result from a process of mark-making in dialogue with prayer and meditation.  These visual prayers draw on Ann's sketching processes as an architect and design educator.  

In the context of design, the sketch exists as an unfinished drawing or painting that is often made to assist in making a more finished picture or design.  

The rich artifacts that result from Ann's process open a window into a fuller picture of God's holy imagination for us all. 

Enjoy her book Open Our Eyes: Daily Prayers for Advent, available from or