These paintings by artist and educator Suzanne Tevlin are part of a wide body of work that includes series on Darwin, The Weather and Dante’s Divine Comedy. The University of Toronto lecturer, art historian and writer has an international reputation that has prompted invitations from museums across Europe and North America. (Above: Tornado, charcoal & gouache on paper, 47 x 32″)
-After the Deluge: Fire after the Tsunami, oil on board, embossed brass, printer’s ink, 37 x 47 x 2″
This new work (Invisible, Visible, 42 x 60,” oil on Mylar) references Operation Crossroads, American nuclear weapon tests conducted in the Pacific in mid-1946.
The painting “is about the invisible made visible, something that has always fascinated me. Visible air, visible love, visible atmosphere. This is why I do so many similar images of volcanoes, tornadoes, trains….etc…..the invisible made visible. –Suzanne Tevlin
Campi Phlegraei, or Flaming Fields, by Sir William Hamilton, Britain’s envoy to the Spanish court at Naples, documented the late 18th century eruptions of Mount Vesuvius in 54 hand-colored plates by the artist Peter Fabris.
Suzanne Tevlin’s website, here
Her blog, here