These three pieces are available at JD Stevenson Gallery in Chemainus BC.
I received permission from both icon commissions to take a few days to complete one of the two totem series paintings, as I really need to present one to the gallery ASAP. (The other large canvas of the 'Brown Bear' will be completed once the 2 icons are done.) Gallery sales never happen right away, and the artist always sees the sea of red in the home budget coming around every corner. With the original icon commissions, the time required inevitably exceeds the cost projections, with research and changes.
The 'Future Generations' section is from the "Seventh Generation Pole / Honour of the Children Pole" at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. It was designed by James Lewis and carved by Wayne Carlick in 1995 and "raised in 1997, to honour all the artists and carvers in the past, the ones who continue today and those who will pass on their culture in the future".
The section used for this canvas is from the the second row from the bottom, which are the children of the future. (The bottom row is of the children of the past.)
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In other news, the two icons of Rose Prince (Rose Of The Carrier) are developing and will be completed within the next few weeks.
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And while all this is happening, I've just received confirmation that my contact with the Siksika Nation is able to continue with commissioning the second icon which is to be the pair to the recent Siksika Sacred Heart Icon. This new commission of the Sacred Heart of Mary will be of the same size and within the same Siksika context. I look forward to this further collaboration.
It was a very nice surprise to receive the January 1st edition of the BC Catholic today, only to find that the front cover was of the icon of Our Lady Of Canada: a full colour page. I'm not sure who spearheaded that one but it was very touching.
This edition had a natural January 1st focus on the few dedications to Our Lady through the Canadian 150th. The icon itself was not part of these recent dedications. as It was written in 1995, placing Canada under Her care in that same year. But it seems like the icon became unknown to the Catholic Conference Of Bishops. It was commissioned by then Father Joseph Royer and initially installed at Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Edmonton, Alberta where it was to be readily accessible to all Canadians. It later followed His Grace Joseph Royer to All Saints Orthodox Cathedral, also in Edmonton.
These two paintings are hoping to be in their forever homes in time for Christmas.
They are waiting for you at
JD Stevenson Gallery in Chemainus
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:
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.