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August 19, 2019

Well, the new semester looms. 
Autumn approaches. 
Winter is coming. 
But I go forward with hope and optimism. 
The future is bright. 

I've been sorting out my 2019/20 schedule this weekend. 
I must admit it's all very exciting. 
This year I'll be lecturing at HotDocs as part of 
the Curious Minds Lecture Series
My first series will be on Monday mornings in January and February. 
I will post the subjects of each of the 6 talks in a week or so. 
Some friends who are followers of these series tell me they sell out quite quickly. This astonishes me because the theatre (the largest existing theatre in the old style) seats between 600 and 700 peeps. 
But I thought I should pass the info on. I hope many of my friends will come and join me on these mornings. I will be considering some very interesting ideas about art and creating.

July 25, 2019

Well, today is really  going to be a good day.
My just about finished Pythia Series has been featured in

Canadian Art Junkie

Please have a look.

August 26, 2019
You may notice that this morning I have added 2 figures to 
"Notre Dame Burning:Pythia & The Great Red Dragon"-
the fish porter and the painted lady. They may still be developed but I believe, in essence, they are here to stay. Soon I will start to get down to the truly "physical" painting of this very large and sometimes disconcerting  work.

August 29, 2019
So...added the badger man down in the right hand corner. 
Who knows what he's up to, possibly no good. 
Badgers are a protected species in the UK and the EU. 
Thank goodness because I LOVE badgers. 
Also worked on the lady with the velvet beret... 

August 19, 2019

This is the painting I've been working on over the last few weeks.
"Pythia and The Iceberg"
oil on canvas
60" X 60"

Should be finished before the end of August!

Notre Dame Burning:
Pythia and The Great Red Dragon

July 20, 2019
Slowly working everything out. 
Both paintings should be finished around the end of August.
That's Eve down at the bottom wondering why she's 
always criticized for her intellectual curiosity. 
Can she help it if she was simply smarter than Adam?
The painting depicts another recent disaster for 
my heroic young Canadian girl to deal with. She's busy, my Pythia.
You may be able to figure out some of the symbolism 
I'm using in this painting of the burning of 
the 800 year old cathedral. 
If you can't, don't worry, I'll explain 
once I've made all of the compositional decisions.
The work itself is 6 feet high and 4 feet wide.

December 26, 2018

Well, "Pythia & The Christmas Eve Baby" is done.
It is inspired by the Christmas Eve, 2017, birth of baby white rhino, Theodore, 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 baby Theodore at a Venetian Ball.
It is 48" X 60" X 2" oil on canvas..

Click below to see what a big boy Theodore is now!!!!!

Theodore is now one year old!!! 

December 7, 2018
"Pythia in Paris as The Seine Breaches Its Banks"
oil on canvas 
5ft X 5ft

Working on the text engraved on the bridge, which BTW, 
is from a Pablo Neruda poem. 
Figuring out Pandora and her "chaos in a box" difficulties.
Added some scarlet tanagers leading the rowboat. 
My mother's favorite birds, also BTW.

June 13, 2018

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 

Please see my Large Paintings Portfolio for more details.

December 23, 2017
Yesterday "Bears Picnic" was installed in its new home. 
 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

Hot Docs Toronto
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