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I will be recommencing evening lectures in the spring.
Our next series of lectures will be:
Picasso & Beyond: Art of the 20th Century
After a close look at Picasso and Matisse we will go on to discuss
Surrealism, the New York Schools, the European Schools and the British Schools,
including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and David Hockney.
We will discuss the rise of women painters,
the Harlem Renaissance and much more.
The series will start on October 11, that's a Wednesday, and run for 8 weeks.
It will be from 1 to 3, in the Campbell House Ball Room.
I taught this course at UofT many times.
It is jam packed with interesting artists and world events.
As most of you know, there will be no more drop-ins.
You must pay in full, for the entire course,at least 2 weeks in advance.
The cost for the 8 lectures will be $250.00
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.
June 9, 2017
Well, "Blue Flipping Whale" is just about done.
I am in the process of engraving a line of text across the bottom of the painting,
then there will be just one or two fiddly bits to do & ta-da...it will be ready to go.
I'll post a new photo soon.
BUT, the big news is I have started the 2nd & largest work of the new
Canada 150 Series.
This 128" X 60" X 2" triptych, which will be called
"The Polar Bear's Farewell: If You're Skating on Thin Ice You might As Well Dance".
July 2-Polar bear is still about 10 days away from being done!
July 21 - Been busy with the Bears Picnic, but today I worked on Polar Bear.
I wanted to have some stars glimmering in the distance, plus a bit of drama,
so after some research I was able to add a favorite meteorological event,
a bolt of lightning. Did you know that thunder and lightning
are symptoms of global warming?
Normally they would not occur in the Arctic.
As well as this monumental painting, I have in the works
(ie. the surfaces have been delivered & prepared)
a 9ft brown bear triptych, a 6ft wolf & crow triptych,
and a 5ft muskox & wolf stacked diptych.
Lots to keep me busy this summer.
Canada Day Monday
I started the black bear triptych today, and made unimaginable progress.
I am VERY happy.
The triptych will be called "The Bears Picnic: Be sure of a big surpise"
Yes, I'm dating myself a bit,
but the painting is about humans infringing on bear territory,
and that's what the "Teddy Bears Picnic" song was about.
Who knew we were so forward thinking in the 50s!
I don't think I'll post a picture of the work yet. Too soon.
Well, "The Bears Picnic: Be Sure of A Big Surprise"
(oil on birch cradle, 104" X 64" X 2")
Is about half way done. At this point you can get an idea of where it is headed,
This is the second large work about the lose of the
natural/traditional habitation of Canadian bears.
It'll be done in a couple of weeks.
I've added a blue jay and some racoons to the picnic because they are urbanites,
just as the bears are becoming. Still a lot of work to do, I figure one more week.
June 19, 2017
New work in progress.
The first painting from my "Canada 150 Series" is called
"Blue Flipping Whale".
It's 47" X 37" X 2"
It's not done, but soon.
May 20, 2017
Today I'm working on the calf.
I want the calf to look surreal, vision-like.
I'm also putting a swarm of blackflies around the North wind's head.
I've spent too many summers in the northern woods to leave those darlings out.
Don't know if you can see them in the photo though...they're tiny ;-)))
The 3 text sections are:
Verses from Mon Pays, by Gilles Vigneault
(the best & most accurate description of the Canada I know & love),
references to the Aurora Borealis from
Shakespeare, Milton, Dryden & Homer,
and an excerpt from Dr John Rae's letter
describing his search for the bodies of Franklin's crew.
The Origin of The Northern Lights: White Buffalo Calf.
(48" X 68")
I imagie it will be finished in 10 days....yeahhh!!!
Then again, I might not. I'll decide later.
It's a diptych, 5 ft wide by 4 feet high approx.
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
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 nice.....as elegant as a T-shirt can be
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.
|Crow Iconica, variety pack of 5, $25.00|
The "Large Bowl of Fruit (with crows)" series of 4 cards.
|Large Bowl of Fruit (with crows), variety pack of 4, $20.00|
"The Darwin Series" contains 5 cards.
"The Weather Series" contains 4 cards.
University of Toronto - Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series
George Brown College Treasures of The World Series - Art: Reflections on Society
Campbell House Museum
The Arts & Letters Club
OCAD Continuing Studies
Toronto Public Library (Deer Park, Gladstone, Runnymede, Don Mills, Eatonville..)
Toronto Reference Library
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