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.
Village Celebration is all about important moments in our lives that need to be acknowledged and celebrated. It also...October 30, 2013
Village Celebration is about all the preparations required before any celebration in an ancient African village. In Africa, celebrations...October 30, 2013
How exciting is this! As an experimental painter I’ve often played with gels, mediums, heavy body paint and fluids...October 30, 2013
The beauty of this horse lies in its simple rendition of intersecting lines. As opposed to Equus I with...June 25, 2013
I wanted a companion piece to “Circus Horse” so I researched other equine forms that might be found on...June 25, 2013
A few definitions before we begin as it is often confusing to figure out the difference between primers, sizing,...June 25, 2013