2018 lecture schedule

This page will list only my lectures open to the public.

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The “Ooh La La! You Did That In France!”

Experimental Plein Air Workshop,

With Suzanne Tevlin
July 30 to August 9

This is still just a draft. I'll be adding more details over the next couple of days.

I've just been asked to give a Painting Workshop in the South of France. It's to be held at  Le Vieux Couvent  an artist's retreat near Toulouse, between July 30 and August 9, 2019 (this summer). It is an absolutely beautiful spot and the package includes gourmet meals, exquisitely arranged accommodations, as well many delightful views to paint and meander through. It sounds like Heaven! Let me know if you are interested and I will let you know directly as more details become available. I can take 12 arty types with me. It will be mainly oil, waterbased or mixed media painting, out of doors.

The 10 day painting workshop that I will lead in the south of France will be an event of artistic magnificence. If you are a dabbler, a Sunday painter, a gifted amateur, or an artist of some skill in need of other creatives to get you back on track, this will be the perfect setting. Toulouse is where Henri de Toulouse Lautrec was born and, as we all know, bore the title of Count. His chateaux, and the chateaux of his relies, are all close by. Some of the most wonderful culinary delicacies come from this area of France. What a treat we will have, painting everyday, visiting villages and museums and eating like kings.....heaven. The artists retreat has been in operation for 20 years and is as beautiful as one can imagine.
The cost will be $4650 Cdn
Payment may be made in 3 instalments:
February 1, 2019 - an initial down payment of $850 Cdn, to hold your place.
March 31, 2019 - a second instalment of $2000 Cdn.
April 25, 2019 - a final instalment of $1800 Cdn. 

Here'a a link to Le Vieux Couvent.

Your art supplies (I will post a list of what I will be bringing as a guidline for you)

2018 will be the best year yet - Please join us!

I am delighted to be offering another wonderful 
series of 8 lectures at 
Campbell House Museum this 
April, May & June.

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

My new series will be 18th century British artists, moving towards 19th century artists in England, France and Spain. I’ve listed the artists and dates below.

I believe I will call the series “Romanticism & Then Some”

April 4, Gainsborough 1727-1788

April 11, Reynolds 1723-1792

April 18, Constable 1776-1837

      One month break here.

May 30, Blake 1757-1827

June 6, Turner 1775-1851

June 13, Goya 1746-1828

June 20, Gericault 1791-1824

June 27, Delacroix 1798-1863

I’ll also be including, where feasible, little tidbits on Gerome & Orientalism, Goethe & The Sublime, as well as Caspar David Friedrich, John Martin, Philipp Otto Runge, and a few others.

As the course schedule is broken I will allow, for this one time only, a slightly different registration fee.

Here it is:

Full series of eight lectures = $250

First three lectures = $120

Last five lectures = $200

This is such a rich period artistically that we will be spoilt for choice, so I anticipate an amusing series that may include some vintage gossip, helpful hints and advice on how to succeed in society.

Eight of The Greats

January 10
Agnolo Bronzino   1503-1572

January 17 
Michelangelo da Caravaggio 1571-1610

January 24
Antony van Dyck 1599-1641

January 31
Giovanna Garzoni 1600-1670

February 7
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin 1699-1779

February 14 
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres 1780-1867

February 21 
Egon Schiele 1890-1918

February 28 
Paula Rego 1935-

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.

October 11 - Picasso – An artist of change and innovation, PP rewrote the story of art. He changed the rules and reconfigured the playing field. Love him or hate him, he’s an intensely interesting & disturbing character.

October 18, Matisse – The elegant & introverted Matisse, PP’s only rival, was all that PP was not. A colourist of extreme daring & sensitivity, he redefined the traditional palette.

October 25, Dada/Surrealism - Dali, Duchamp, Breton, Apollinaire, Man Ray, deChirico, Magritte, Carrington & all the rest - fascinated by Freud, delighted by the occult, this group created mayhem in a world already gone mad.

November 1, Blaue Reiter/Bauhaus/ Expressionism - Kandinsky, Klee, Frans Marc, Grosz, Munter, Dix, combined to create some of the most original and expressive art to surface to this day.

Nov 8, The London School – Freud, Hockney, Bacon, Aurbache, London, the swinging 60s, just imagine the excitement, the conversation, the experimentation. These brilliant artists all immerged at the same time, in the same town. Bliss.

November 15, The New York School

Pollack, Rothko, de Kooning, call them abstract expressionists, action painters, or charlatans they created work that was big, brash and American. Did you know, it was all secretly paid for by the CIA?

November 22, The Women Carr, Kahlo, O’Keeffe, Frankenthaler, Bourgeois, Schultz, Saar, Neel, Saville, Ringgold-this lecture will mention a few of the many women that have been overlooked.

November 29, Beyond The Harlem Renaissance – Wiley, Marshall, Walker, Bearden, Shonibare - there are so many fabulous artists from the African diaspora that I’ll just leave it at that and see how many others we can discuss on the day.


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

Please feel free to e-mail me for registration considerations.

Is your work at a stand-still? Perhaps you're in a bit of an artistic rut? All artists, whether professional or amateur, trained or autodidact, need advice and constructive criticism to keep them moving along the road to creativity and self-expression. Suzanne offers in-house critiques to individual artists or small groups of artists.

Cost $250 per session (approx. 2 hrs)
Please e-mail suzannetevlin@sympatico.ca to arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.

Super cool Tevlin Talks Art T-shirts for my art pals....
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


These excellent reproductions of my own paintings are perfect for thank you notes, invitations, even birthday greetings. 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. You can pick them up at my studio, or I can mail them to you.

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 has 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