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.
Ever have one of those “What have I done?” moments. Part of me is filled with anxiety and the...September 22, 2015
Training Day encompasses the genesis of the Zulu impi (a body of armed warriors) and recounts the story...June 29, 2015
I chose these petroglyphs relating to warfare after reading about the great Zulu tribe in South Africa and one...June 29, 2015
One of the newest paints around is called “Open” Acrylic paints. This latest formulation by Golden Artist Colors is...June 29, 2015
Village Celebration was originally posted here 2 years ago. Click here to see version 1. In the video below I...February 23, 2015
Shipping is always at best problematic. This is the best information I have found for shipping acrylic paintings. Nancy...February 23, 2015