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Welcome to Modern Cave Paintings
Please enjoy these paintings of cave wall petroglyphs created by BC artist Teyjah McAren. These pieces include acrylics on paper as well as works of highly texturized, wall-sized images of prehistoric animals and people created with acrylic gels. Explore a realm of mystery and symbolism. Take a journey through time and places unknown. Visit Teyjah’s video blog for much more information about her art.
“My paintings represent my own struggle to understand the mysterious and my own search for meaning.”
Discover prehistoric animals and people through cave wall paintings and petroglyphs. These works of art are steeped in the mythology and symbolism of the ancient people such as the Anasazi in the American Southwest and the People of the Eland and San Bushmen of Africa. As Teyjah experiences emotions walking among the caves and canyons of these mysterious lands, she paints what she feels. She is interested in symbols, rock art, and cave petroglyphs of the American Southwest. Exploring Chaco Canyon, Bandelier, Mesa Verde, and Canyon de Chelly, she was struck by the solitude and mystery of these places. Her feelings were only enhanced as she later discovered parallels in the rocky terrain of South Africa and of the signs that the indigenous cultures had left behind in the stone.
This is part of a large painted panel in Mashonaland , Zimbabwe depicting giraffes and dancing men. The scene...June 28, 2017
This horse aptly named Chinese Horse derives from the Lascaux Cave in Dordogne, France. “Palaeolithic Art developed over a period...March 16, 2017
As an artist, Teyjah McAren is fascinated by petroglyphs, ancient images carved into cave walls and cliffs that have...February 28, 2017
Tall Tale is all about the excitement of the hunt. Hooting and hollering to get the elephant’s attention and...November 10, 2016
Tall Tale represents an elephant hunt on Bundoran in upper Lotheni. (Detail) This depiction is found in the Natal...November 10, 2016
Framing watercolor paintings can be expensive. Properly framed, they look great, right? I accumulate many painting during the...November 10, 2016