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Canadian Contemporary Artist Terrill Welch solo exhibit and auction

Twenty-two of Terrill Welch’s paintings open in a solo exhibit today in the International Fine Arts Collaborative (IFAC) ZEN Gallery Facebook Page curated by Sukhee Kwon.

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IFAC Zen Gallery Solo Exhibition 12 Terrill Welch
To view the exhibit click on the image or HERE.

Intro: Terrill Welch is internationally recognized. Her paintings are sold to art collectors throughout Canada and the United States as well as in Australia, England, Norway and Switzerland. Since 2010, more than 50 of her paintings have found their way into private collections.

TENDING TO THE ORDINARY is a selection of paintings chosen for their moments of engagement with our everyday world. The brushstrokes render the light, shadow, movement, smells, sounds and emotions I am experiencing as I paint. The resulting paintings are my complete sensory experience, expressed.

Also, to celebrate Art of Terrill Welch Facebook Page receiving more than 1,000 likes Terrill is auctioning “Summer Market” 8 x 10 inch plein air acrylic sketch on hardboard by Terrill Welch. Auction ended 7:00 pm Sunday, January 18th PST. Thank you for your interest.
Summer Market 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch by Terrill Welch 2014_08_08 117

This was a rare opportunity. Mostly, Terrill Welch’s quick painting sketches are not released for sale and remain part of the artist’s reference materials.

Thank you as always for your support and enthusiasm!

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Art and Landscape connecting one brushstroke at a time

Originally posted on Creative Potager:

Some days simply overflowing with humble gratitude. An unexpected belly laugh from your partner, child or a friend. The dampness of morning air on your cheek. Maybe it is the sounds of the tree frogs nearby that does it for you? Or an eagle hanging on a branch with a robust sea coming to shore?

detail of WEST COAST EARLY EVENING WINTER SEA 16 x 20 inch by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 253

What are those everyday experiences that remind you of your humanness and connection to nature?

Today my Art of Terrill Welch Facebook Page has 837 followers or “Likes.” Just so you know, when it reaches 1,000 I am going to auction off an 8 x 10 inch landscape painting sketch. It will be a new adventure for me though I have seen it done many times before. The bidding is done in the comments on the post and there is a small reserved bid to start. In order to comment one must have “Liked” the…

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Best 14 Paintings of 2014 Happy New Year

We are swiftly moving into 2015 but as promised, here is the best fourteen of 2014 paintings as selected by the artist Terrill Welch. This year there are several painting sketches included from the three-month European travels as well as finished paintings. The paintings and painting sketches are organized in no particular order and shared here for your viewing pleasure. A few words accompany each painting or painting sketch to provide some background into their creation and a window into the influence of everyday life in the work of the artist.

Please note that scale of original work is difficult to convey in this type of post. Close observation of the size information is recommended.

1. Afternoon canal watch in Venice Italy – 18 x 24 cm acrylic painting sketch on linen finished paint block.

The gondoliers are often in convoys swinging their way around the canals of Venice with enchanted passengers. I watch from the top of a bridge someplace deep in the fish-shaped city. I love to watch their progression, yet have little desire to take a ride. Earlier today I heard someone say “Venice is slowly decaying with a declining population and is on life-support of tourism.” May the canals continue to fill with gondoliers and smart-phone videoing guests – living their dream of Venice.

Afternoon canal watch in Venice Italy 18 x 24 cm acrylic painting sketch on linen finished paint block by Terrill Welch 2014_04_19 005

The original sketch is not for sale. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

2. Breezy Bay Morning – 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Squared with a Breezy Bay Morning on Saturna Island. This painting is more than a nostalgic moment. It is about a global myth and a modern-day fantasy. I leave you with its loose grasp on your critical thinking. I leave you within the warmth of our common dream.

Breezy Bay Morning 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 038

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

3. Evening with Cezanne’s Mountain – 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

This evening painting, which began with an acrylic painting sketch on the painters’ mound in Aix-en-Provence, is about the interplay between our internal world and what is accentuated by the light resulting in our creating what we believe we see is in front of us. Montagne Sainte-Victoire as we know from the work of Paul Cezanne is an exemplar subject for this conversation. There is a second painting of the same scene in the morning as well.

Evening with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire2014_09_15 050

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

4. From the White Room Aix-en-Provence – 25 x 35 cm acrylic painting sketch

From the vantage point of the white room in Aix-en-Provence,France, I often stood and observed the interactions and comings and goings of locals and tourists as they passed on the streets below. It was a delicious bird-like view for painting where few looked up and noticed my prying inquires.

From the White Room Aix en Provence 25 x 35 cm acrylic painting sketch by Terrill Welch 2014_05_18 069

The original sketch is not for sale. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

5. Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge – 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

Following the goat paths where the Garry Oaks lean into Brown Ridge on Saturna Island is a beautiful sight. We must stop before looking up from our feet and out over the inside passage towards Saltspring and Vancouver Island. These muted hues have endurance and awe brushed into their presence. Canadian landscape art is imminently present in this view.

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 025

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

6. Morning by Pont d’ Avignon – 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

The Pont d’Avignon or Pont Saint-Bénézet once had 22 arches. The bridge was eventually abandon as the arches took too much upkeep due to being damaged when the Rhone river would flood. The four remaining arches are believed to have been built around 1345. The bridge was the inspiration for the song Sur le pont d’Avignon. The subject for this work began with a plein air sketch while I was standing on the riverbank on an early morning in June of 2014 in Avignon France.

Morning by Pont d' Avignon 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_07_03 150

The original sketch is now in a private collection . Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

7. Morning with Cezanne’s Mountain – 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

This morning painting, which began with an acrylic painting sketch on the painters’ mound in Aix-en-Provence, is about the interplay between our internal world and what is accentuated by the light resulting in our creating what we believe we see is in front of us. Montagne Sainte-Victoire as we know from the work of Paul Cezanne is an exemplar subject for this conversation. There is a second painting of the same scene in the evening as well.

Morning with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire 2014_09_15 041

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

8. Oyster Bay Late July – 12 x 16 inch plein air oil on canvas

This plein air of Mayne Island’s Oyster Bay 12 × 16 inch oil on canvas seascape brushes against the immediacy of the west coast Canadian landscape.

Oyster Bay Late July 12 x 16 inch plein air oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_08_08 060

This painting is now in a private collection. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

9. Promise – 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

The fog has been hesitant to raise her skirts much above her knees on the island ridges. We can’t really blame her. After all, we have been gawking without shame, seeking even the tiniest glimpse of blue sky and sunlight between her cottony ruffles. Today though, within the deep winter quiet, we are given brief moments of reprieve from her dowdy grey garments. It was not a dazzling display but enough to leave us momentarily content, hopeful even.

Promise 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 069

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

10. Red Gate – 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

On a rare snow day, the whites reach for colour through the fog over at the field with the red gate on Mayne Island, British Columbia Canada. Please do feel free to walk into this southwest coast contemporary rural landscape painting and stay awhile.

Red Gate 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_09 014

This painting is now in a private collection. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

11. Stuart River Kicking Leaves – 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Snow is not far off and a day of kicking leaves means there is a good stockpile of winter wood. The larder is full and the winter vegetables put down. With the last heat of the sun on our back and cool northern breeze on our face, kicking leaves is a luxury between the tasks that are necessary to survive another winter.

Stuart River kicking leaves 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painterTerrill Welch 2014_11_26 005

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

12. The Olive Tree – 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas

This work is created using reference painting sketches, photographs and my memory from traveling this spring to a farm outside of Florence Italy. The painting of the olive tree seems to collapse history and time onto a contemporary the canvas.

The Olive Tree 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_11_01 032

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

13. Trail Along the Ridge – 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas

There is a place called Mount Parke on Mayne Island that has a trail that meanders steeply up to above the cliffs behind our house and runs along the ridge. Sometimes if there is low fog it is possible to climb up on the ridge into the sun. It is like some special magic has happened. I want to laugh and clap my hands and do a little gig along the trail.

Trail Along the Ridge 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painter Terrill Welch 2014_11_26 016

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

14. What is Left in Avignon France – 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch on canvas board

There comes a time when every traveler must pack up and move on. Tomorrow is the day we leave Avignon France. This still life is a collection of basic foods that are left and represent the richness of our experience in this warm beautiful city. Mostly the painting sketch is about exploring the idea that we can divide our lives up into pieces and moments but it really only makes sense as a whole.

What is Left in Avignon France 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch on canvas board by Terrill Welch 2014_06_013 041

This painting sketch is now in a private collection in France. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

Happy New Year and all the best in 2015!

If you would like to glance back at last years collection they can be found at “Best 13 Paintings of 2013 Happy New Year

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Happy Holidays to You!

Thank you for being part of what makes this past year extra special.
Best of the season to you and yours!
Holiday Greetings by Terrill Welch 2013_11_05 196

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Two Canadian Landscape Paintings rendered as home

When does a landscape become more like home than nearby dwellings and their inhabitants? This is a question the Canadian artist Terrill Welch often asks herself when she is considering the subjects for landscape paintings. Her conclusion is that the landscape and the seasons it responds to helps organize daily rural life. This is when “home” is expressed most clearly by the land, water and sky. Two new landscape paintings rendered as Terrill’s markings of home are being released today.

The first is inspired from where the artist lives now on Mayne Island in southwestern British Columbia.

There is a place called Mount Parke on Mayne Island that has a trail that meanders steeply up to above the cliffs behind her house and runs along the ridge. Sometimes if there is low fog it is possible to climb up on the ridge into the sun. It is like some special magic has happened.

A TRAIL ALONG THE RIDGE 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Trail Along the Ridge 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painter Terrill Welch 2014_11_26 016

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or going HERE.

The second painting is inspired from Terrill’s childhood and living along the Stuart River in north-central British Columbia.

Snow is not far off and a day of kicking leaves means there is a good stockpile of winter wood. The larder is full and the winter vegetables put down. With the last heat of the sun on our back and cool northern breeze on our face, kicking leaves is a luxury between the tasks that are necessary to survive another winter.

STUART RIVER KICKING LEAVES 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Stuart River kicking leaves 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painterTerrill Welch 2014_11_26 005

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or going HERE.

The painting process and discoveries about the artist’s meaning of landscape as “home” are unpacked in her blog post “Painting the Canadian landscape as home

 

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When the Creative Mind Creates a New Opportunity

The new opportunity is now passed. However, many inspiring works are still available.

Go to Terrill Welch’s online Artsy Home Gallery HERE to view her original paintings

 

Open Studio Great Room contemporary landscape paintings by Canadian artistTerrill Welch 2014_11_07 013

Sometimes Terrill Welch’s enthusiastic creativity is so incomprehensible that it creates a new opportunity. This is one of those times. During the Nov 8th & 9th online and in-person Open Studio event Terrill learned that her numbers game was so creative and unclear that no one understood what she was talking about. Since this was not her intention. This time she is keeping it straightforward.

There is a new opportunity of (no longer available) savings on original paintings in her Artsy Home online gallery until Friday November 14th midnight Pacific Time. Just click on the “Make an Offer” button located on the top right under the price for the painting you want. Then put  in the code (no longer available)  and of course, anything else you would like to say. Then send it off. This will place an email in Terrill’s personal email inbox. She will adjust the price and assist you with delivery and purchase arrangements.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need any further assistance by sending an email to tawelch AT shaw Dot ca

Our sincere apologies for any confusion experienced as part of the Open Studio event offer.

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Update Thursday Nov. 13th: Sold! Flight At Dawn – 9 x 12 inch oil on canvas is off to a lovely home in British Columbia.

flight at dawn 9 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch IMG_0812

Here is the story of this painting…

It was a sunrise early in February on the Mayne Island shores looking over the Strait of Georgia. I was standing on the shore as the light came up and danced across the water and through the mist that was leaving just a hint of the coastal mountains showing in the background. A seagull took flight and the day had begun leaving behind this minimalist canvas.

Update Friday November 14th: Sold! Blackberries Golden Plums Transparent Apple (8 x 10 inch oil on canvas) is off on an adventure that will see it traveling halfway across Canada and eventually into the U.S.

Blackberries Golden Plums Transparent Apple 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 065

Here is the story of this painting:
The days of light, seasons, colour, form and space collide within my ordered and defined sensory system. Not chaos. No not that. Only adjustments and a release from specifics. Blackberries and golden plums are my favourites. The transparent apples just happen to ripen at the same time adding a nice shape and colour for balancing a still life plate.


The Olive Tree – a contemporary landscape painting

This work is created using reference painting sketches, photographs and Terrill Welch’s  memory from her travels this spring to a farm outside of Florence Italy. The painting of the olive tree seems to collapse history and time onto a contemporary the canvas. As a 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas painting,  it provides a good-sized view of the Italian countryside.

THE OLIVE TREE

The Olive Tree 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_11_01 032

The painting can be viewed in detail with purchase information by clicking on the image or HERE.

Usually work-in-progress images are shared on Terrill’s Creative Potager blog. This time however, the unfolding of THE OLIVE TREE seems to ask to be part of the painting’s debut and release. Enjoy!

The Olive Tree in progress 1 40 by 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_02 044 The Olive Tree in progress  2 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_02 048 The Olive tree in progress 3 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_02 052 The Olive Tree in progress 4 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_02 064 The Olive Tree in progress 5 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_03 005 The Olive Tree in progress 6 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_10_03 006

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Garry Oaks viewed from Brown Ridge – Canadian landscape painting

These muted hues have endurance and awe brushed into their presence. So often painters seem to feel the need to resist the gray and brown and heaviness of our southwest Canadian rainforest. This is a mistake because there is beauty to explore in these melancholy landscapes. There is fuel to feed our own inner strength. We need not brush it over with artificial colour. We need only to seeking deeply into the hues and hold this wonder on our canvas. These are this artist’s musings as Terrill Welch worked on this oil painting inspired by a resent hike when the mist was rolling along the ridge, the air damp on her skin and her body warm from her steps.

GARRY OAKS ON BROWN RIDGE 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas contemporary Canadian landscape art by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 025

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Following the goat paths where the Garry Oaks lean into Brown Ridge on Saturna Island is a beautiful sight. We must stop before looking up from our feet and out over the inside passage towards Saltspring and Vancouver Island. Contemporary Canadian landscape art is eminently present in this view.

A few words from the painter:

Painting the spaces in between whilst keeping ones visual balance to capture the feeling of being high on Saturna Island’s Brown Ridge is a challenge that this landscape painter is prepared to breathe life into. The intention is to allow the viewer’s eye to escape the edges of the canvas and find themselves imbedded within the view. But not comfortably. I desired that sense of wanting to look, feeling the wisps of sea air in our ears while we steady ourselves on the narrow path. I wanted the painting to be saturated with not quite clear emotions of awe, wonder and eternal loss. This may be a tall order for one relatively small canvas but I had to give it my best didn’t I?

 

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Canadian Landscape Artist Terrill Welch Paints Montagne Sainte-Victoire

Canadian landscape artist, Terrill Welch, renders a contemporary modern-day classic of Cezanne’s Mountain morning and evening. The story begins when the artist travels to Europe in the spring of 2014 and finds herself on the painters’ ground in Aix-en-Provence.

The resulting work from this experience are two 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas paintings completed back in Terrill Welch’s studio on Mayne Island off the southwest coast of Canada. One painting is of Cezanne’s Montagne Sainte-Victoire in the morning and the other in the evening.

on the easel Evening  with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_08_31 111

Though this complimentary pair or diptych illuminate each other and together comprise a distinct piece of art, they are available separately.

MORNING WITH CEZANNE’S MOUNTAIN

Morning with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire 2014_09_15 041

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EVENING WITH CEZANNE’S MOUNTAIN

Evening with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire2014_09_15 050

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or  HERE.

The story of the artist’s climb to the painters’ gound, being accidentally photographed by a professional photographer and completing a 20 minute plein air acrylic sketch for later reference, along with a handful of photographs, is told in her Creative Potager post “Aix en Provence with Cezanne and photographer Mme Miceli Brigitte on the Painters Ground

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New Painting Squared with a Breezy Bay Morning on Saturna Island

This  large  square contemporary Canadian landscape oil painting of a Breezy Bay Morning on Saturna Island, British Columbia  by Terrill Welch is more than a nostalgic moment. It is about a global myth and a modern-day fantasy.

BREEZY BAY MORNING 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available HERE or click on the image.

However, we leave you with its loose grasp on your critical thinking. We leave you within the warmth of our common dream. Unless of course you would like to explore the background and the en plein air painting sketch that preceded this work in Terrill’s  Creative Potager blog post “Saturna Island and rendering overlapping memories

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