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.
Negative painting is not an easy concept to explain yet once you catch on to the idea it becomes...May 17, 2016
This BC pictogram site is located at the Mara Lake site near Hummingbird Creek. The type of rock is painted...February 17, 2016
I was attempting to not have to pre-pack my art studio in boxes believing I would save some time. I had...February 17, 2016
I’ve recently began playing with Montana Acrylic Markers. These markers are a water-based paint marker which are highly pigmented,...February 17, 2016
Have you ever wondered how artists obtain a rich, velvety depth to their paintings? Here is one way of...September 24, 2015
We are the nameless, we are the images of souls of long ago. You will hear our voices in...September 22, 2015