With the exception of two other completed pieces which I didn't have room for within this compilation, and 2 recent ones which I am currently working on, here is an overview of the series to date.
The following paintings are back home for the time being:
June 9 Update:
Their visit back home was shorter then expected. All but the Frog have returned to JD Stevenson Gallery in Chemainus, BC.
The Frog will be going to its new home in Winnipeg, MB
Please be advised that I've decided not to continue further with the Giclee prints for the Journeying With The Totems series. The original thought process was that they may help get the word out about the series, but in fact, input is that they are diluting the focus of the originals.
First, thank you for your continued moral support in my painting and iconography. I’m in my fourth year of trying to support my son and I through my artwork. If he old adage of it taking 5 years to get established, I am hoping that I will soon begin to manage.
Following the unforeseen turn of events with the move to the Island a year ago, I’ve clawed my way to this point, reaching the edge of a financial log jam. I have had six paintings on consignment at a gallery in Chemainus for over two months, and am in the process of finalizing 2 icon commissions (also with a First Nations theme). But with no income coming in a timely manner acceptable to the bank and utilities, I’ve reached a point where I’ve had to approach Patreon in the hope that willing donors, who support and enjoy my work, would help keep me in my studio while working on Phase 2 of my 'Journeying With The Totems' series. Even though I have quite a number of viewers for my website, and many have seen my paintings exhibitions and commissioned icons, I do not have a strong network database. It is always the challenge for an artist, trying to balance what are basically two full time jobs, being in the studio and business/marketing.
My request at this time is primarily looking for assistance in getting the word out to those who are interested in my work, and asking for your thoughts and suggestions.
Thank you for your patience, kindness and consideration.
I received the news that the icon of Anne-Marie Martel will be unveiled and blessed during the St. Thomas Aquinas High School's 11am liturgy on April 25, 2017.
It is also expected that 15 Sisters from the Religious Order of Sisters Of The Child Jesus will be attending. Anne-Marie Martel is the Founder of this Order.
The icon was designed, based on the one original painting from the late 17th c.
Until further notice, while the following paintings are under consignment at the Gallery, giclee prints of these cannot be sold. But as one or more sell, I can add it/them once again to the purchasing list on the print sales page.
The 6 paintings in questions are:
My listing is up and running on the JDStevenson Gallery's website. This is where six of my paintings are on consignment and can be purchased through the gallery.
And if the paintings are not manageable for you at this time, you can order giclee prints. The canvas prints have the same appearance of the original paintings, complete with being stretched onto 1.25" frames. People have preferred the canvas prints as no additional framing is required, as with the unframed prints.
A sampling of a few available prints (see the prints page for the full selection):
The following paintings are not part of the consignment contract with the Chemainus Gallery. These can still be ordered directly through me. Let me know if a discount would help you.
As of today February 2, 2017 the following paintings are now on consignment with JDSTEVENSON GALLERY in Chemainus BC.
You can purchase them directly from the Gallery.
The paintings included can be viewed on the 'FOR SALE' tab above:
While I am waiting for the gold sealer to set on the icon commission today, I thought it would be a good time to improve the images within the website's gallery for the 'Journeying With The Totems' series. I wasn't happy with the resolution of the images and wanted to provide larger versions to give everyone a better visual of what each painting really is. I realize that it is difficult for people to get a feel for the paintings as they are very tactile when seen in person.
But I am still having to maneuver through the Weebly Editor's limitations and settings. Even though I've enlarged all the images, when you click on an image in the gallery, captioned thumbnail pictures may still come up for the larger paintings.
I am hoping that this next added step will be clear enough, even though not as straight-forward as I would like.
For Mac users as myself, once the captioned picture comes up, you can then two-finger click (on the track pad) on that image and a magnified image will come up. For the images that are larger then your monitor screen, you will be able to scroll up and down to view the full picture.
For PC users, hold the Control key down and use the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out.
My quest is to provide a better visualization of my work for you and I welcome any feedback of now this update works or doesn't. In the best of all worlds, I hope to one day switch over to an editor such as Word Press, but with the cost and large learning curve, it will have to wait for now.
Vladyka Joseph had commissioned the icon of the Canadian Icon Of The Most Holy Theotokos (Our Lady of Canada) and remained a friend of the iconographer through the years.
The deadline for canvas print orders for Christmas gifts has passed. There isn't enough time left, factoring in the Christmas rush for both the printer and the shipper.
CanvasPlus does have a canvas print of the Ancestor Totem available. It is a full size print of the original, 18"x36"x 1.5". If you would like to purchase it, please call CanvasPlus at 250-924-0901 asap (closed weekends). You can also go to CanvasPlus directly at 428 - 1st Avenue, Ladysmith BC.
If you live in the southern Vancouver Island area and could pick up the canvas print, I could check with Canvas Plus asap to see if it could get a special order done in time. But I would need your order by tomorrow, Friday December 16th, either by phone (see Contact) or through the Order Form on the Giclee Prints Sale page. Once I have the CanvasPlus go ahead, I would need payment by eTransfer or by couriered money order.
If Christmas is not a factor for you, once I receive your order, I'll get an expected time of completion wihin the printer's holiday schedule, along with an expected delivery date from the shipper.
I've updated my images for both the totem series and the icons on my Pinterest account.
Andre Prevost, began his work in theatre in the late 70s and in iconography in 1980 and has a large body of work in each. He has been based in Western Canada; North Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and now back in North Vancouver. He is also currently working on a series of acrylic paintings 'Journeying with the Totems' which will be featured in 2 exhibitions in 2015.