Saturday, February 8, 2014

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September 11, 2018
Been pretty sick for the last week or so, but I'm finally back in the studio. 
Pythia will be presented as "The Woman Clothed in The Sun".
All those who love William Blake will understand. 
She's in the act of calming the waters.
I'm still working away at the storm, as you can see. 
This work is intended to be positive & life affirming, showing the determination of people to survive in a dire situation despite having been abandoned by government. 
Ironic that an enormous storm is set to hit the east coast on Friday. 
And yes, it's still 6ft X 4ft.

August 27, 2018 
Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead, has entered the scene.
Have started working on Pythia as well as The Furies. 
Pythia will be attempting to calm the waters. 
Even though she's an oracle she hasn't entirely decided what to wear.
The Furies are just looking for opportunities to cause usual. 
There is still anenormous amount of detail work and balancing to do, but it is getting exciting!

August 25, 2018 
Just wrote this in response to an inquiry about the painting. "Katrina occurred almost 15 years ago and has never been considered a subject worthy of what we used to call History Painting or Paintings of Import. I want to present Katrina in terms of a classical Greek Tragedy with elements of the Shakespearian included. I want to give it a universal and timeless relevance. I've done loads of dark stormy works, now I want to create a work that includes the mythological magic of legend which is created from tragedy, along with the actual human tragedy. To create a work that is considered by adults, children, the adolescent  and the academic, one must create a work with history, colour, interest and charisma."

August 13, 2018
So, I was at my adult music camp, part of the Toronto Summer Music Festival at U of T, last week, and I had so much fun…6 days of singing, singing, singing, all day long, and parties galore. What a treat it was!
But now I’m back to work. It’s a slow process working up a large canvas like this one. The storm is my current concern, and will take some time.

July 27, 2018 
A painting for those who like to follow along: 
I've been working on this painting for 2 weeks now and the basic colour and composition is just about set. The mood of the painting will shift a bit. I haven't touched Pythia or the Furies yet, and a dark storm is going to cross the left hand side of the work - where the boats are sailing.  

So far, so good, but I must be patient as there is still the major part of the work to do. I hope to be done in about 6 weeks - with luck. 

For those who are not aware of the process normally followed in an oil painting, there are usually at least 5 layers of paint laid down. At this point I've done about one and a half in most areas.

I’ve wanted to do a painting about Katrina for several years. Hurricane Katrina was a natural disaster of devastating proportion that turned into a shameful example of American disdain and denial of the poor of New Orleans. 

It is the 4th painting in the Pythia Series, and will be called “The Tempest: Pythia, Katrina and The Furies”. It is 48” X 72”, or, if you prefer, 4ft X 6ft. 

July 20 - The painting was blocked in on Friday the 13th of July. After a week of work, I am just sorting out the colour shapes. 

I’ll post an update every once and while. I’ll post more frequent updates on my website and on Saatchi. 

July 13, 2018

Spent the day blocking in, and putting down the initial wash for a new Pythia painting to be called "The Tempest: Pythia, Katrina and The Furies". It's on a "rather large" canvas - 72" X 48". This is always an exciting moment. If the idea/study could be called the conception, then this is the I'll just wait for it to come to fruition with its birth. I hope to be done in less than nine months ;-)))

Meanwhile "Pythia in Paris...." is very close to done and "The Christmas Eve Baby" (our Toronto Zoo baby white rhino Theodore, gets to know Pythia at a Venetian Ball) will be in the "getting down to business" stage next week.

All in all, a very good Friday the 13th..... 

July 9, 2018
I'm back with Pythia in Paris. I've added 2 whales following Pythia as she rows her boat up the Seine, as well as a halo of bumble bees around the Virgin's head. 
Both types of critter are endangered or close to it. There are some details on Saatchi now. I'll add more as I finish up.

"Miss Pythia in Paris as The Seine Breaches Its Banks" 
oil on canvas 
5ft X 5ft

June 13, 2018

I'm excited. "Miss Pythia at Her Annointing" is very close to being done. Maybe one more day.

Pythia was the designated name taken by each Oracle of Delphi upon her investiture. 
"Miss Pythia at her Annointing"
48" X 36" X 2"
oil on canvas 

May 21, 2018

I've just posted some of my new Paris watercolours on my Small Watercolours Portfolio Page.

The painting below is only about half done, and is the second painting in the series. It is inspired by the Christmas Eve birth of a baby white rhino at the Toronto zoo, and the adventures of Clara the rhino, born in 1738 in India and painted by Pietro Longhi. Miss Pythia meets the mother rhino and her baby at a Venetian Ball.  It is 48" X 60" X 2" oil on canvas.


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