New show in the Terrill Welch Gallery Pod opening today October 6 and showing through to October 31, 2022. Self browsing available in person from 11-4, Thursday through Monday, at 428 Luff Rd., Mayne Island B.C. or online in our private viewing room HERE.
This show is primarily Terrill Welch’s Red Line Series which began in 2021 as a way for her to be personably accountable for noticing the impacts on our environment while holding the tension between the grandness and beauty during the destruction of our landscape.
Artist notes about the Red Line Series: Sea levels rise, damage from storm surges increase, wild fire smoke gives us deep orange moonrises, glaciers in the mountains melt endangering our freshwater supply and we are running out of suitable sand to make cement as we mine the landscape relentlessly for its resources. I could paint stunning landscapes for the next twenty years. But, in a way, they would be a lie, denying the pain and lump in my throat as I walk amongst the trees. Right now, painting only such paintings of bliss seem irresponsible, an unacceptable personal denial. So I went to work to find a more honest way to render my experiences.
Smaller paintings by Terrill Welch are also included outside of this series plus two guest paintings by Jennifer Peers.
Please call, text or use our inquiry option for assistance or to make purchasing arrangements. Thank you for visiting the Terrill Welch Gallery Pod and enjoying our self browsing experience.
Again, feel free to view online in our private viewing room HERE.
Jody Waldie has a wide range of subjects rendered mostly in oils on her canvases. There is something about standing in front of one of her works that tells you that each brushstroke has been thoughtfully considered and then applied freely without constraint. I have had the pleasure of seeing her develop an artwork from sketches, colour studies and underpaintings with each stage resolving additional painting challenges that all painters must face if they want to keep developing their work.
A viewer can witness the strong bones in a finished painting of her drawing skills that underly her vision for a piece. We are fortunate to currently have three of her paintings showing between the two Terrill Welch Gallery spaces.
ISLAND TIME ART is showing “Autumn Bouquet” and
“Strawberry in Sunshine”
in the physical art room and online HERE until October 17, 2022.
In addition, the Terrill Welch Gallery Pod has the pleasure of hosting the guest painting “Winter Walk on Glen Echo Trail” by Jody Waldie in the physical gallery and online HERE until October 3, 2022.
Self browsing is available in our well ventilated Terrill Welch Gallery Pod and it is open today between 11-4 and each day through to Monday at 428 Luff Rd on Mayne Island, BC and day trips are pleasant adventures from Southern Vancouver Island to Mayne Island. Or with reservations, come to the island from anywhere for a few days during the golden days of September.
Our location is marked on Google maps and on the Mayne Island Chamber map that is a available on BC Ferries and at various location on the island.
For every purchase, online or in person, of an original Terrill Welch painting during the opening days of Gallery Pod between September 1st and 6th there is a possible savings [NO LONGER AVAILABLE] on your purchase. The amount of your saving will be disclosed on your invoice and has been determined by chance. If you are already a collector of Terrill Welch Gallery paintings, then your art collector savings still applies in addition to our opening savings.
Seven Savvy (and slightly cheeky) Reasons For Purchasing During Our Opening Savings
One – Our home needs a (or another) Terrill Welch painting on that wall. (Of course it does!)
Two – I cancelled one of my trips for this summer. I can do this! (Sorry to hear about your trip but great idea!)
Three – With the current pace of sales for Terrill’s original paintings, the price is going to go up again soon. (Good guess!)
Four – Winter is coming and it will be nice to think about spring/summer/fall on Mayne Island. (Winter comes every year but we never like to argue with our art collectors.)
Five – Artists require our ongoing support to keep bringing us new work. (So very true this!)
Six – It is better than leaving the money in the bank because this way at least I can look at it. (Okay, we’ve heard this one many times but we will let you have it.)
Seven – Because we want to! We don’t even need a reason. (Best reason of all and happy choosing from the 125 painting choices!)
To view all available Terrill Welch Paintings online click HERE.
Tips for browsing: For ease of viewing when you open the portfolio, click on ”available” on the top right. The paintings are presented from largest to smallest. Please note that the following painting is “On Hold” already.
When visiting our physical new Terrill Welch Gallery Pod at 428 Luff Rd, Mayne Island BC, Canada please simply text or call 1 250 744 4560 or come ring the doorbell for assistance if Terrill isn’t already present.
We are open 11-4 everyday through to Tuesday September 6th for our soft opening days. Then we will be open 11-4 Thursday through Monday for the autumn shoulder season and at other times by arrangement. More about our current show is available HERE.
All the best with making your painting purchase decisions. Let us know if we can offer any assistance.
Once upon a time there was a Canadian contemporary landscape painter, Terrill Welch, who needed to create a new gallery space on small rural Mayne Island on the southwest coast of Canada, right in the middle of everywhere. She thought and thought and considered and then considered some more. It was the end of October 2021. The commercial space that she had rented since the summer of 2017 in Miners Bay was closing and she needed to secure a new show space for her paintings and those of the other artists she is showing with the gallery. What could she do? Commercial space was extremely limited. In a swish of inspiration during a sleepless night, she had an idea. Terrill thought “what if I was to use a small container designed for this specific purpose and placed it at the our front gate?”
Following a faint trail of internet crumbs, she found the website of West Coast Container Homes. They were making “Office Pods” close by on Vancouver Island. One look at these and it wasn’t even a stretch to imagining a Gallery Pod. So, after a couple of design conversations with founder Adam Benning, followed by a few weeks of a special offer of paintings to the gallery’s generous art collectors, the funding was secured for this new adventure and it was scheduled for creation. With supply chains being what they are, we did have a wee bit of a delay. However, our new Gallery Pod arrived mid August 2022 and is sporting its first show. Come have a look!
There are smaller paintings near the entrance…
Then larger paintings farther along. All of these paintings are by Terrill Welch, except the guest painting on the left in this image which is the work of fellow painter Jody Waldie.
The painting on the far wall is of a view at Trafalgar Park lookout along King George Terrace in Victoria, British Columbia. We decided it was the perfect summer painting to open the first show.
Of course, no Mayne Island inspired landscape painter would open a new gallery space without offering paintings of arbutus trees and the Salish Sea.
There it is! Our first show in our new Terrill Welch Gallery Pod is ready for your visit!
Feel free to take a candy from the mug, sign the guest book, leave your email address if you wish to receive our newsletter and take a business card to further explore our paintings online at your leisure.
The official opening is 11-4 Thursday, September 1st through Tuesday September 6th, when we will have both the Gallery Pod and the Home Studio open for walk in visitors. After the special opening days, the Gallery Pod will be open during the fall shoulder season for walk-in 11-4, Thursday through Monday or by arrangement on other days. The Home Studio will remain open by advanced arrangement or impromptu visits if it is possible. However, if you are in the neighbourhood between now and the official opening days, it is possible to visit the Gallery Pod immediately. We will turn the lights on and put the “OPEN” sign out from 11-4 each day.
The road signs will be put up soon as well. There are directions on our website with a map for finding your way to the Gallery Pod and Home Studio at 428 Luff Rd, Mayne Island HERE. This map also shows where to find our other Terrill Welch Gallery adventure – the ISLAND TIME ART room located at 492 Dalton Dr. in the Dragonfly that is in the blue building above the ferry terminal in Village Bay. ISLAND TIME ART offers smaller original paintings and usable art such as totes, aprons, greeting cards, coasters, zipper pouches and more. Between the two locations we can offer great options to consider for your art collection and gift giving needs.
We are totally thrilled with the outcome and so are our first gallery visitors. You will have to come see for yourself or we can do a video or FaceTime visit for you. It will be fun. Browsing is encouraged.
Do let us know if you have any questions. We are always happy to assist.
Thank you for your interest and all the best of today!
In an ambitious effort to get more of Terrill Welch’s work available to art collectors and fans during our special Gallery Pod opening offer, we have released two more paintings and two painting studies. Three of these works are in Terrill’s developing Red Line Series about the impacts of climate change on our much loved landscapes. Let’s start with the latest of these paintings first…
Artist notes: Emerald Lake is a compelling mountain location with a stunning lake below. This work started with a plein air study just as the ice was breaking up. The broken part of the red line is to leave a little bit of hope in our ability to change our behaviour in the face of the consequences from environmental impacts.
Next up is a small study following major atmospheric river flooding on the west coast of British Columbia last November.
Artist notes: I started from an intuitive place with no plan or sketch, just a haunting idea that comes following the recent flooding in British Columbia and the amount of debris that ended up on our Mayne Island shores. I have a very old night terror of being in a car that slides off the road over a steep bank into the Fraser River on the way to town where we lived and then starts to fill with murky water. My earliest memory of this nightmare are about the age of five and it repeated itself every few months with further embellishments right up until sometime in my mid thirties when in my dream state I somehow figured out how to get out of the sinking car and float to the surface. Then the nightmare never came back except as a waking memory now and again and when watching and reading about the flood mudslide victims.
There are two more Red Line paintings just about ready for release and we anticipate these to be out within the next few of weeks in anticipation of the second group of featured works in our new Gallery Pod.
For the final release this week, we have what is primarily a memory that is revisited every year or so when Terrill goes home to spend time with her parents living on a farm outside of Vanderhoof. This is a landscape of her childhood and the first that she drew and then started painting in oils when she was just fourteen years old.
Artist notes: The early morning mist filtering sunlight through the willows, poplars and cotton woods beside the Stuart River is a magical time of day and filled with years of memories.
We wish you all the best exploring these new releases while we are working on hanging the first show in our new Gallery Pod for you to view.
We will be opening our first show in this new space 11-4 on Thursday, September 1st at 428 Luff Rd, Mayne Island BC, Canada. More about the Gallery Pod and our opening is available in ”A Brush With Life” at:
Pssst! It is here. The Gallery Pod is sitting is on location as of Wednesday August 17th. Yes!!! We will be opening our first show in this new space 11-4 on Thursday, September 1st at 428 Luff Rd, Mayne Island BC, Canada. More about the Gallery Pod and our opening is available in ”A Brush With Life” at:
“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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Yes, we have physically moved and will be in two unique locations going forward.
The First Location Is Now Open! Wednesday through Monday 10-5 and closed on Tuesday.
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 late August 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 paintings by other Mayne Island painters. 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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And another recent Terrill Welch painting has been scooped up by art collectors before it could be listed.…
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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