Iconographers are “image writers”. They paint (write) images of the Savior, the Saints and events in the life of the Church. These images are called icons and are venerated by Christians. From the earliest times Christians used images and held that the honor (which is veneration and not worship) this is given to
the image passes on to that which the image represents, and he who venerates or reveres the image reveres that which the image represents. This is the teaching codified at the Seventh Ecumenical Council which was held at Nicea in A.D. 787.
The links here include those to sites about Byzantine Iconography & Art as well as to individual iconographers.
Photo: Iconographer Katie Anne and her mother, Karen Elizabeth, at work on an icon of St. Ann.