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Chef Linnea Rufo is more than just a lover of food, she is inspired by the entire dining experience, capturing the spirit of the table, creating a mood, and evoking feelings or places through her delicate and perfectly paired meals. With years of culinary experience and a life long passion for bringing people together, Chef Linnea creates a warm environment where friends and family can come together and enjoy the rewards of sharing culinary delights. Casa Linnea is a place where friendships and unforgettable experiences can be made. 

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 Valentin and Mary Jane and

Valentin and Mary Jane and

Mary Jane Miller

Artist Statement      


   Few married couples can work on the same piece with ease and grace. These two have been working together for 40 years. Their work is unique, collectible, traditional and/or contemporary iconography valued for its message of past and present, earth and divine all come together. Miller was born in NY, 1954, Valentin in 1948 in San Miguel Allende. Miller is a self-taught icon painter with over 25 years of experience, exhibiting in galleries, museums in both the United States and Mexico. She is an active member of the Anglican Church with a life long commitment to prayer and meditation.

   The work has been published online and in publications such as Divine Temple Russian Orthodox Journal and Faith and Forum Magazine, American Association of iconographers along with being an author of three self-published books, Icon Painting Revealed, The Mary Collection and In Light of Women.

Commissioned Work

Designing your own icon for your own space is an honor. A tribute making sacred space in your home. Our work has been commissioned by churches around the US, and our collections shown in 2018, Museo Sacro, Querétaro, Texcoco Cultural Center Mexico, Museo de Leon, Guanjuato.

Mary Jane and Valentin are experienced and committed artists who welcome visitors to their studio for discussion and an experience of this ancient technique nearly forgotten in today's world. Their collection is vast, Valentin is a master in respouse, 100% hand tooled pewter and 23 kt gold. He is a delight to watch his hands push the soft metal with his magnificent tools. Mary Jane works with dry earth pigments brought to San Miguel from around the world. They are both master craftspeople with endless insights about life well lived.

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These pieces are available for immediate sale and will ship from the studio in Mexico. Click image for price.