Saturday, February 8, 2014

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My studio is in the Annex, in downtown Toronto.
Please feel free to e-mail me with suggestions
(all my art history courses are combination lecture/tutorials with 3/7 participants) 
@My Studio one can always count on a first rate projected image in a well darkened room                                for all Suzanne's courses click this link ☛☛☛

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News Flash!!!
Our next Campbell House Lecture Series 
will commence 
April 4, 2018
 The series will be made up of 8 lectures in 2 sections of 3 & 5 lectures.
It will be from 1 to 3, in the Campbell House Ball Room.
Romanticism & Then Some

March 14, 2018

In The Works:

This is quite a complex painting, as well as being very large (5ft X 5ft). It will take a while.

From my new series about the life of Miss Pythia, the last Oracle of Delphi.

"Miss Pythia in Paris as The Seine Breaches Its Banks".


Please see my Large Paintings Portfolio for more details.

December 23, 2017
Yesterday "Bears Picnic" was installed in its new home. 
It was a very exciting time as you will see from the following few images. 
BUT, with four men of remarkable precision and planning it was done without a hitch. And, yes, that's my "Yellow Road: Faraway" up beside it on the left.

September 18, In The Works

After a short hiatus painting drowning maidens, exotic flowers and deadly frogs, I'm back to my "Canada 150 Series", with this almost done painting of a herd of musk ox. Did you know that musk ox wool is the finest, warmest and most expensive wool in the world? Probably the most rare as well. 

"A Musk Ox Dilemma: What Time is it Mister Wolf?"
oil on birch cradle, 37" X 48"

I love a surprise!
Just got home and found that I had been featured, once again, 
by J. Walters, in her terrific
Canadian Art Junkie

Please check it out. 

Recent Media Exposure

 News Flash: I'm Featured in The Guardian !!!
Every Mother's Son is Featured in The Guardian

Moose by Moonlight is featured in The Guardian

Please go to 2016 lecture schedule to see what's up.

My Work Featured in The Guardian !!!

The London Guardian Exhibition & Media Exposure:

Here's a lovely digital assemblage of the Kings Place Guardian Exhibition now open in London England. Scroll down to see my Large Bowl of Fruit I .

The London Kings Place Exhibition ran from September 14 to October 9.  Kings Place is a new art complex beside King's Cross Train Station in London. The exhibition was presented by London's world famous Guardian newspaper. The curator was Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones aided by Hayward Gallery curator Gilly Fox. My oversized fruit bowl was included. Four feet of melon, pears and grapes....

I forgot to post this Guardian feature of a painting from my Yellow Road Series. It's called   Listen, Snow Flakes Falling.
Here's the full image...

Here's another Guardian featured drawing, from the same Large Bowl of Fruit Series as the one in the London show...Large Bowl of Fruit with Crow & Murmuration

Now do you understand why I love the Guardian...?

Would you like to see how my Big Landscape: Ghost Ranch series is progressing? I've just finished #7.

Tevlin Talks Art T-Shirts

To order your Tevlin Talks Art T-shirt just send me an e-mail. 
Available in medium or large, they cost $40 each.
They are very, very elegant as a T-shirt can be

July 18


All cards are 5" X 7", have a pristine interior - you add the greeting - and come with a white envelope. To order, just e-mail me. 

The "Crow Iconica" series of 5 cards.
The cost for each "Crow Iconica" package of 5 cards is $25.00 + postage.

Crow Iconica, variety pack of 5, $25.00

The "Large Bowl of Fruit (with crows)" series of 4 cards.
The cost for a "Large Bowl of Fruit (with crows)" pack of 4 art cards is $20.00 + postage.

Large Bowl of Fruit (with crows), variety pack of 4, $20.00

"The Darwin Series" contains 5 cards.
The cost for each "Darwin Series" package of 5 cards is $25.00 + postage. 


"The Weather Series" contains 4 cards.
The cost for  each "Weather Series" pack of 4 art cards is $20.00 + postage 

Since my return from France I have lectured at:

University of St Michael’s College - Continuing Education
University of Toronto - School of Continuing Studies
University of Toronto - Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series
Woodsworth College, U of T  – Alumni GM
George Brown College Treasures of The World Series - Art: Reflections on Society 
Humber College
Seneca College

Campbell House Museum
The Arts & Letters Club
OCAD Continuing Studies 
Toronto Public Library (Deer Park, Gladstone, Runnymede, Don Mills, Eatonville..)
Toronto Reference Library 

Parsons Paris
Ephrussi Rothschild Museum, St Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
Women's Art Association of Canada

I was delighted to be part of the March Break program at       Georgia O'Keeffe's old ranch in New Mexico this year.

Ghost Ranch AIR (Artist Immersion & Rejuvenation)

I'm foolishly excited to see my studio featured in Hyperallergic

My Studio - featured in Hyperallergic - January 10, 2014

This is an article about my work that I forgot to post

An Article About My Work

Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Genius" Minnie Capsule 1

The Arnolfini Double Portrait
Jan van Eyck
Oil on oak panel
32.4" X 23.6"
National Gallery, London

The French Ambassadors
Hans Holbein
Oil on oak
81"X 82.5"
National Gallery, London

Las Meninas
Oil on canvas
125.2" X 108.7"
Museo del Prado, Madrid

Please go to "Suzanne's Art Courses" to see a complete list of "Genius" paintings and course descriptions.

Monday, September 19, 2011

"Genius" Minnie Capsule 3

The Isenheim Altarpiece
Unterlind Museum, Colmar

The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Tulp
Oil on Canvas
85.2" X 66.7"
Mauritshuis, The Hague

The Doctor's Visit
Jan Steen
Oil on panel
24.8" X 51"
Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg

Please go to "Suzanne's Art Courses" to see a complete list of "Genius" paintings and course descriptions.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Artists for A New World: 6 week course

Artists for a New World: 6 Women Artists
Cassatt, Morisot, Valadon, Kahlo, O'Keefe & Carr  

6 weeks  (3 classes in 2011 + 3 classes in 2012)

In December we will look at the very important and beautiful work of three women artists who were major players in the Impressionist movement: Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, and Suzanne Valadon.Then in January a few 20th century gals. Three brilliantly innovative female artists rose, each independently, from three great countries of the New World. Emily Carr from Canada, Georgia O'Keefe from the United States and Frida Kahlo from Mexico greeted the new century in diverse areas of the continent. Born within a few decades of each other, these three women dealt, not only with the new frontiers of their nations, and their gender, but also the new frontiers of the rapidly changing world of 20th century art.

6 weeks (3 classes in 2011 + 3 classes in 2012) 

Tuesdays-11 to 1pm- Dec 6, 13 & 20 - Jan 10, 17 & 24 ⬅ near capacity

Cost $290

Genius in Focus: The 19th Century

This course starts......

WARNING !!! This is a very cool course
The 19th century is one of the most exciting times for change; in industry, science, philosophy, as well as art. In this series of lectures we will discuss some well known Impressionist works as well as work by other artists of the same time but from different movements. There was so much artistic "action" during this time that the various movements occurred in tandem, one with the other. It is this idea of variousness and diversity that will reveal itself to us as we travel the real road that led to change and which in turn led to our own exciting world of contemporary art practice.

We will study the following 6 paintings in  detail.....I have included one topic of discussion for each of these paintings  that may not have occurred to you....

Portrait of a Negress, 1800 (Marie Benoist)  
We will discuss the image of the black female in western art.
The Third of May 1808, 1814 (Goya)
We will discuss Spain, Napoleon & revolution 
Death of Sardanapalus, 1827 (Delacroix)
We will discuss Orientalism and what it tells us about 19th century society.
Olympia 1863 (Manet)
We will discuss 19th century prostitution.
Mlle Lala of The Cirque Fernando 1879 (Degas)
We will discuss the interest 19th century intellectuals and criminologists had in finding a connection between the physical and the psychological.
Vision After The Sermon, 1888 (Gauguin)
We will discuss the influence of mysticism in French painting.

Portrait of a Negress, Marie Benoist
                   We will discuss the image of the black female in western art.

The Third of May 1808, Goya
                         We will discuss Spain, Napoleon & revolution 

Death of Sardanapolus, Delacroix
We will discuss Orientalism and what it tells us about 19th century society.

Olympia, Manet
                             We will discuss 19th century prostitution.

Mlle Lala of The Cirque Fernando, Degas
We will discuss the interest 19th century intellectuals and criminologists had in finding a connection between the physical and the psychological.

Vision After The Sermon, Gauguin
      We will discuss the influence of mysticism in French painting.


There is never enough time to discuss the true importance and innovative genius of PP, but I think with 6 - 2 hour lectures we should be able to scratch the surface.The six discussions will cover the following:
His Early Work
The Blue and Rose Periods
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon & Cubism
Olga - Between the Wars
Marie T', Dora Maar & Guernica
The Old Goat

FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM:The Impressionist Victory

Everyone loves the Impressionists, but how many really understand the history and controversy behind the movement. Who were the leaders of the group, those young up-starts who changed our way of looking and thinking about art forever? What was their raison d'etre? Since first created in the 19th century, the freshness and joie de vivre so often portrayed in these Impressionist paintings has had the ability to take viewers to a gentler and more pleasant place, but as always, there is more to it than that. Join Suzanne as she guides you through the aesthetic, psychological, political, and technological innovations of a movement that captured the spirit of the times, as well as the imagination of artists and art lovers throughout the world.

@my studio
6 weeks

Monday, August 1, 2011


As most of you know, my main art historical concern these days is the imaging of non-Europeans in Western art. My research on Theodore Gericault's Raft of the Medusa and the Abolitionist Movement has opened some really interesting avenues to me, the result of which is Black Looks, a series of talks about six of the most intriguing paintings that feature Africans as their subject. As usual we will place these images historically, politically, socially, psychologically and culturally, and explain how they may have affected the psyches and the opinions of contemporary viewers. And we will discuss the work around the work with examples of Africans in political situations, or as entertainers, as artists and writers, in the sports world and in the work force. Don't miss this course, it's fascinating.
The paintings we will discuss are as follows:
Watson and The Shark, Copley, 1778
C[itizen] Belley,Ex-Representative of the Colonies, Girodet, 1797
Portrait of a Negress, Benoist, 1800
Mlle La La of The Cirque Fernando, Edgar Degas, 1879
The Gulf Stream, Winslow Homer, 1899
Both Members of This Club, George Bellows, 1909

@my studio
6 weeks

Date & Time TBA
E-mail me if you're interested in this course