Happy Earth Day 2022

A note from landscape painter, Terrill Welch, for Earth Day 2022 as we feature her painting: “Conducting An Orchestra”, oil on canvas, 40 x 36 inches. More information about this west coast oil painting is available at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch/artwork/conducting-an-orchestra-terrill-welch

In her own words…

“I am a landscape painter exposing life’s mystery in an ordinary day….”

“Stripping away the human illusion of our separation from nature is at the core of my work. I have a driving need to succeed in creating bridges with my art between humanity and nature, before it is too late. This illusion extends to a presumption of a separation between land, water and sky. I explore the inter-dependency of these natural elements….”

“These works reflect my surrounding landscapes. The brushstrokes render the light, shadow, movement, smells, sounds and emotions I am experiencing in our natural world. The resulting paintings are my complete sensory experience, expressed…”

“It is a tall order for a painter with a brush, making marks on a canvas. Yet, I must try…”

“ I must keep painting until we pause before the work and weep in our knowing – without our natural world, we will no longer exist. It is my sacred work as a landscape painter to ensure that this message reaches into the hearts of humanity. This is my mission – my in-progress life’s work. Happy Earth Day 2022!”

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We Have Moved!

Yes, we have moved and will be in two unique locations going forward.

The First Location Opening Soon-

Opening April 14, 2022, the Terrill Welch Gallery ISLAND TIME ART is excited to offer modest, high-quality art gems that are available for immediate purchase or by shopping online. Our new art room will be located in the Dragonfly Gallery at 492 Dalton Drive on Mayne Island. We are very excited to accept the Dragonfly Gallery’s offer of this room. We look forward to continuing to work with Vania Williams to bring you more unique island art experiences.

Thank you everyone near and far for your ongoing support and patronage!

The Second Location –

The Terrill Welch Gallery’s new Gallery Pod will be opening at 428 Luff Rd on Mayne Island in British Columbia. Until it becomes available in July 2022, walk-in viewing is possible 10-4 at Terrill’s home studio in this location BY APPOINTMENT. You can also visit our online gallery 24/7 at: https://terrillwelchartist.com/

The Terrill Welch Gallery Pod will feature original paintings primarily by Terrill Welch with additional curated and featured locally made Mayne Island paintings by Glenda King, Jody Waldie and Jennifer Peers. Thank you for your continued support and ongoing patronage. We look forward to offering you our ongoing personalized art viewing and collecting opportunities.

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Trends in Sales of Terrill Welch Paintings 

And another recent Terrill Welch painting has been scooped up by art collectors before it could be listed.…

SOLD – “Just The Sea” by Terrill Welch , acrylic on gessobord panel, 11 x 14 inches.

This is a common occurrence. The best way to learn about Terrill’s new paintings as they are being painted is to sign up for our newsletter “A Brush with Life”. The link is on our website. What can we say? If you want first choice, you need to be connected and ready to make an inquiry to purchase immediately. Last year we found homes for 44 of Terrill’s paintings out of her dwindling available new and earlier painting inventory. She only released a total of 28 new works in 2021. We anticipate this trend to continue of equal or more works sold than there are new works available each year because sales of her work have been trending in this direction for a long time. We do not have a crystal ball of course and things could move in a totally different direction with little warning. Still, we feel obliged to let know what we are experiencing right now. 

There is another option to secure one of Terrill Welch’s painting and that is to commission a work. However, she only does a very few of these each year because they disrupted her ongoing painting practice. But it is still an option, if she has time. 

So don’t say we didn’t ever let you know. 😉

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Happy New Year As We Celebrate Terrill Welch’s Top Ten of 2021

All the best of 2022 from the southwest coast of Canada! May you have time for long conversations. May you read books simply for the pleasure of it. May you view art that makes your heart sing. May you be healthy and filled with gratitude. May you lend a hand to others in their moments of less fortunate. May your creative spirit find its way into the darkest corners. May you know love, give love and be love. Happy New Year from the Terrill Welch Gallery to all our family, friends, art fans and art collectors near and far!

Today we offer you Terrill Welch’s favourite Top Ten of 2021 paintings for your viewing pleasure. Many of these works are already in private collections. Terrill Welch released 29 paintings in 2021 and 44 original works from her inventory were sold along with many reproductions. She knew this day would come but she anticipated that it would have been about five more years in the future. Fortunately, we have a healthy inventory of her work available and now represent the work of other artists that are her past students. In this way, we can keep providing the paintings that you love to add to your art collections and for viewing and sharing with others. For now though, in no particular order, are Terrill’s personal favourite paintings that were completed in 2021.

Dancing by the Water by Terrill Welch 
walnut oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches 
Available at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch/artwork/dancing-by-the-water
Saint John Point Trail by Terrill Welch. In a private collection.
walnut oil on canvas
30 x 36 inches
Liminal Time in Active Pass by Terrill Welch. In a private collection. 
oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Rolling up on the Strait of Georgia by Terrill Welch.  
oil on canvas
36 x 30 inches
Available at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch/artwork/rolling-up-on-the-strait-of-georgia
Conducting An Orchestra by Terrill Welch. 
oil on canvas
40 x 36 inches 
Available at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch/artwork/conducting-an-orchestra-terrill-welch
Wild Seas by Terrill Welch. In A private collection.
oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches 
A Gull’s Day by Terrill Welch. In a private collection.
walnut oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches
Glenwood Farm Lookout by Terrill Welch. 
walnut oil on canvas
36 x 72 inches 
Available at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch/artwork/glenwood-farm-lookout
Fog Lifting at the Springwater Lodge by Terrill Welch. In a private collection. 
walnut oil on linen board
11 x14 inches 

And the final selection in the Top Ten of 2021 is a painting that is part of Terrill’s Red Line Series that will bridge 2021 and 2022. 

Artist notes: Rising sea levels result in eroding shorelines and heat domes combined with low tides and atmospheric rivers filling the Strait of Georgia are just some of the challenges faced by the Salish Sea. 

“Red Line 05” by Terrill Welch. Yet to be released. Inquires welcome.
acrylic and oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches

We hope you have enjoyed this Top Ten of 2021 favourites selected by Terrill Welch of her work completed in 2021. We are looking forward to sharing more exciting contemporary landscape paintings in 2022!

All the best of the New Year!

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Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings

As the holiday season begins, we just want to say a huge thank you for your continued patronage and support. We wouldn’t still be sharing inspiring landscape paintings by our various artists without you! Here is a nod to the things we have spoken about, the things we have left unsaid, the paintings you have enjoyed and the artwork you have given a special place to in your home! Thank you, thank you and thank you again! Happy Holidays!

Please note that the Arbutus Room is open to walk-in visitors during the same hours as the Dragonfly at 478 Village Bay Road. The gallery’s original Garden Room is open by appointment only until December 23rd when it will close permanently in anticipation of our new gallery pod. The adorable and portable container pod is in production on Vancouver Island and will open in May or June 2022 here on Mayne Island at 428 Luff Rd. Stay tuned for more updates in the New Year. In the meantime, you can always find our online gallery links and what is new here or better yet, sign up for our newsletter.

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Great News for Our Summer Art Shows

Great news! Beginning July 1, 2021, as per BC’s provincial health recommendations, masks are no longer mandatory. Masks are recommended in indoor public places for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated. There will be no hard limit on folks in the gallery. On very busy days, we may regulate the flow of traffic to allow people to distance as spaces are small. As always, if you would like to make an appointment outside of regular business hours (and we can both be masked if needed, just let me know) call 250-744-4560, or email tawelch@shaw.ca to make arrangements.

The Terrill Welch Gallery at 478 Village Bay Rd, Mayne Island B.C. will have walk-in hours for both gallery rooms 11-2 on Thursdays and Saturdays and by appointment on other days. The gallery’s Arbutus Room is open for walk-in viewing whenever the Dragonfly next to it is open 10-4 Tuesday through Sunday. All work is available for viewing in detail anytime online at: ArtWork Archive for original paintings and acrylic sketches currently available

Thank you everyone for your continued support! We look forward to sharing our new shows with you:

Terrill Welch solo show “Stepping Lightly: pandemic life within our landscape
June 9 – August 8, 2021

Through her paintings in this solo exhibition, Terrill Welch invites us to stand with her during this unique space and time, together. We shall open up in ways that we have never thought mattered, by design, filled with purpose, rising towards possibility. Do you dare?

Summer Group show with Jody Waldie, Jennifer Peers, Glenda King and Terrill Welch “Next to the Salish Sea
June 24 – September 6, 2021

On our bellies leaning over a dock in Horton Bay, bracing against the winds in a storm to capture large rollers coming ashore or lengthening our stride along a forested seaside trail are all part of life on Mayne Island next to the Salish Sea.


In addition, Terrill Welch will be working on a large 36 x 72 inch panoramic view of Glenwood Farm Lookout in the Terrill Welch Gallery Arbutus Room (478 Village Bay Rd. in Miners Bay) starting today July 3, 2021 until it is finished. New photos like the one below will be added to a special album on our Facebook Page as the painting proceeds.

Enjoy! And drop down and say “hello” in person if you are on Mayne Island in British Columbia.

Allow us to inspire you with our west coast landscape magic!

Terrill Welch
Gallery Owner and Artist

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Featuring Contemporary Canadian Landscape Paintings Online Gallery

Learn more about our current gallery shows. View and purchase online contemporary landscape paintings by Terrill Welch, Jennifer Peers, Glenda King, Jody Waldie and Annerose Georgeson at: https://www.artsy.net/terrill-welch-gallery

Your safety and well-being is important to us. Stay well and still view and collect the art you love.

OPEN by Appointment (2 people at a time maximum, masks required, hand sanitizer available, stay six feet apart). Call/ text c. 250.744.4560 or email tawelch@shaw.ca in order to view both rooms of the gallery. The Arbutus Room is also open without an appointment, with the same protocols in place, when the neighbouring business the Dragonfly is open.

Our gallery program brings extraordinary connections to ordinary moments in our natural landscape. Our artists encourage you to see with more than your eyes. These artworks invite you to feel as if you are there, nature and humanity thriving in partnership. The Terrill Welch Gallery opened in August 2017 on a serene island off the southwest coast of Canada. Our Mayne Island art gallery is a day excursion by ferry from either Vancouver or Victoria, British Columbia (once non-essential travel is again recommended). Since opening, the gallery has more than doubled its physical gallery exhibition space and online reach. Our gallery founder, Terrill Welch, has been bringing art collectors and landscape paintings together for over 30 years.

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Landscape Paintings Sell During Unprecedented Times

Against formidable odds in extraordinary times, Terrill Welch’s contemporary landscape paintings continue to be acquired by art collectors. In fact, out of the last nine paintings she has released since February 14, 2020, five have sold. One large seascape, that she painted near the beginning of her Province’s “stay at home” orders, was sold while still wet on the easel and before the last brushstroke had been applied. An International corporate inquiry resulted in a request for a commission. The sale of another work continued on into a special request for a second painting. And so it has gone, until between then and now a total of ten original oil paintings of various sizes have left the gallery for adventures of their own. We will highlight the last five newest work that have sold because it will be the only time they will be introduced to you. As you will see, these paintings have been rendered with that special all-in, full sensory expression that Terrill’s paintings are known to convey. Viewers frequently comment on what they can hear, feel and smell as well as what they see when standing before her work. It is no wonder they have been chosen to share the homes of admirers during these past few months!

SOLD Rough Seas and Sunshine by Terrill Welch, 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas
SOLD China Beach Morning by Terrill Welch, 8 x 10 inch plein air acrylic sketch
SOLD Sunrise at Gordon’s Beach study by Terrill Welch, 8 x 10 acrylic sketch
SOLD Rhine River in Basel Switzerland by Terrill Welch, 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas
SOLD Rolling Wave French Beach Vancouver Island British Columbia
by Terrill Welch, 30 x 40 inch walnut oil on canvas

So, here on this small rural Mayne Island, off the southwest coast of Canada, you can still witness Terrill Welch standing before her easel moving paint from palette to canvas as she strengthens her studio practice, doubles her physical gallery space, enhances her online presence even further and brings on three more artists to show along side her in the new Arbutus Room that is dedicated specifically to west coast landscape paintings. Before you go though, be sure to sign up for our newsletter below and then share it with others who might be interested. It truly is one of the best ways to stay in touch and get a chance to scoop up a new work while it is still under progress.

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A Painter’s Corner and Plein Air Views with Terrill Welch

This staying home, self isolating and social distancing is hard on individuals and communities alike. Human-beings are such social creatures. It is a big ask even though it is necessary. We may find it hard to follow various orders and requests. Basically, we are being asked to do something that humans have not been born or nurtured to do – especially in a crisis. We want to be together and travel to the place we believe is the safest, even when our rational mind and experts tell us otherwise. This is a challenging time on so many levels. 

An invitation from Contemporary Canadian Landscape Painter Terrill Welch –

“I am holding space for loving kindness, compassion and thoughtful resilience for each and everyone of us. I invite each of you to do the same. Take a moment and just imagine everyone closeby and afar embraced in love.” 

A Painter’s Corner and Plein Air Views with Terrill Welch is a little less than 15 minute video of Terrill’s landscape painting world using snippets from May 2014 to March 2020. The music in the video is from the iMovie soundtrack options and is called “Hope” by Keith Kenniff. We hope you enjoy this quiet retreat from everyday worries and challenges.

We are near the beginning of our collective global journey with this COVID-19 virus. Our abilities to navigate the continual changes that are going to be asked of us will be paramount to shaping our future. 

We can do this. It is going to test us as individuals and as a community beyond anything we are familiar with in our lifetime. Yet, I know we will come out the other side, whole, together and strong. Whatever happens and whatever we do, being kind is always possible. Let’s start there and proceed with thoughtfulness and personal accountability. 

May this video bring you inner peace, strength, hope, resilience and compassion for others.

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New Seascape Painting Hope For A New Day

Complimentary online independent study skill building oil painting class. Online gallery viewing. Virtual gallery viewing. In your own home augmented reality viewing. These creative options by the Terrill Welch Gallery are all available to enhance your staying at home art experience – now. Right now. Anytime of the day or night. Just check out the various tabs and proceed as you wish. Enjoy!

Do feel free to message us, text or call if you have any questions. We will get back to you as soon as possible and likely within a few minutes during regular daytime working hours.

Now for the new painting….

Hope For A New Day “resting” by Terrill Welch
36” x 40” oil on canvas
The sunrise at Gordon’s Beach on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island is often stunning and fills our hearts with the hope for a new day.

Hope For A New Day “resting” by Contemporary Landscape Painter Terrill Welch

The painting hasn’t been released just yet. We will let you know when it becomes available. However, you are welcome to inquire if you would like to purchase the work in advance.

Terrill introduced this painting live on her personal Facebook profile and we were able to capture the video for you as well. May Terrill’s painting and words offer whatever you need in this moment…

We wish you and your family and those close to you all the best during these extraordinary times. As we stay apart, let’s come together. Be well!

From an art collector on  March 26, 2020 – “It’s not a good time to be spending money – my retirement savings are taking such a hit, but on the other hand, I think Mother Nature is telling us to pay attention to what truly makes us happy, and I think your art is one of those precious things…..”

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