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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.


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Please visit Teyjah’s Art Den website at Teyjah’s Art Den

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Visit Teyjah’s page at Xanadu Gallery


  • Migratory Route

    Describes the annual migration of giraffes and wild animals across the Serengeti plains of Africa. The more obscure symbols...

  • Out of the Mist

    My interpretation describes a hunting party surprised by a wildebeest appearing suddenly out of the mist. With them is...

  • Story of the Stars, Moon and Sun

    The story of the Stars, Moon and Sun was a totally intuitive and experimental painting that went totally right!...

  • Stealth

    depicts a hunting scene whereby two hunters attempt to sneak up on a jackal and a baby giraffe. The...

  • Exodus I

    Going on a Safari is a once in a lifetime event. The incredible vastness of the landscape, the exotic...

  • Duality

    Duality’s theme has to do with the dual nature of our beings, karma and reincarnation. The mirrored image of...