Seven More Paintings Gone

Since the beginning of October, seven more paintings have left the Terrill Welch Gallery and the artist’s home studio for private art collections. We haven’t shared these departures for a while so we will also add in three other favourites from earlier in the year for a total of ten featured in this post that are now in private art collections. There are others of course. But one can’t share all the works going and have any room left for sharing the new work being released. So we shall stop there for the moment. These original works are characterized by a wide range of sizes, rendered in acrylic and in oil – each have Welch’s signature attention to place, light and movement. Starting with the smaller acrylic painting sketches and working up to the larger oil paintings, let’s see what we have…

Update November 25, 2018: Make that eight! Starting with the latest…

Salish Sea late August morning – 11 x 14 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. Waves rolled ashore creating a space to pause in the August Sun. What a day!

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Then continuing as originally posted….

Orca Trail Cotton Park  – 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air painting sketch by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. A glorious day standing by the sea plein air painting for summer solstice. Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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Afternoon Chairs – 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air painting sketch by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. A pleasant afternoon spent painting under the trees in a fellow painter’s backyard.

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Sea and Shore Study – 11 x 14 inch acrylic plein air painting sketch by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. Sweeping curves round above seal-shaped forms below. Light and shadow intertwine in a symphonic melody.

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A small Emerald Bay Mayne Island B.C. – 24 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. The emerald waters in the bay sparkle with the clarity of gems as the sunlight reaches over top of the hill. I stand in the calmness for a while then cast my thoughts farther afield to the smoky skies across the water.

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A Tall Tale of Autumn Stuart River – 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. These are my childhood trees – popular trees growing on the riverbank. They are my first subject of paintings. I cannot pick up a brush to render them without being transported back through time with its many stops before these trees. These are trees I met before there was even a field in front of them. These are trees I introduced my first lover and later others. Then much later my now husband. These are trees I walked beside while I carried my babies and then with them while they carried theirs. These are the trees that my mother and father have walked with me since they were younger than I am today. Painting the spaces of light and shadow in between is filled with the residue of many visits. It is a tall tale that gets taller with each telling. All I intended to do was to use up the paint leftover on the palette.

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High Desert Dawn – 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. The morning light slices through the heavy storm clouds over the high desert in Orville Washington.

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Long Beach Vancouver Island June 2013 – 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. There is nothing like a long stretch of sand on the west coast of Vancouver Island with the water and mist rolling at the same tempo. Untamed wanton desire whips up our wild side with such grace and ease we gasp, we cry and we laugh like the gulls.

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And here are three more Gallery favourites from earlier in the year that have also sold:

Morning Along the Island Road Mayne Island BC – 20 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. The rising sun grasps at the branches of the arbutus tree and dashes across the old road and through the dry grass. My eyes and heart race to catch up while the brush makes swift marks on the canvas. An island summer plein air morning to be remembered.

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Catching Waves at Georgina Point Mayne Island BC – 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. There is a brisk northwesterly wind stirring up the Salish Sea in the bright autumn sun. I step carefully down the sandstone trail to the shore below the lighthouse at Georgina Point. Looking out across the Strait of Georgia, it seems that the best thing to do is to catch a few waves. Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada.

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And finally for the largest work which only hung in the Terrill Welch Gallery for a day before being personally delivered to the art collector….

Sea and Shore – 36 x 48 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch. In Private Collection. There is this small bay at the mouth of Active Pass as it opens into the Strait of Georgia where the tension between sea and shore is intense.

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So there you have it! Just a few painting adventures for you as they leave the Terrill Welch Gallery or the artist’s home studio for your browsing pleasure. If you want to see more of her works that have sold or, more importantly, that are still available for purchase –  drop on by the Online Gallery at https://terrillwelchartist.com/online-art-gallery. Or, if you happen to be making a trip to Mayne Island on the Southwest Coast of Canada, make an appointment and come into the Terrill Welch Gallery where it is the artist’s winter studio until the spring of 2019.

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Le Petit Show Opening on International Artist Day

Who loves the little paintings, the small works, the pieces that are always perfect to hang or rest or prop in your modest space? Maybe one like this small 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord? Yes?

Who wants to support their favourite artist for International Artist Day but a large work is just plain outside the budget? Well, the Terrill Welch Gallery has you covered!

The online Le Petit Show opens Thursday, October 25th for International Artist Day and will close Saturday, November 10th. The show will include the available work in the online gallery  Acrylic Painting Sketch collection and the Small Oil painting collection

If you happen to be “on island” for the Remembrance Day weekend the Terrill Welch Gallery is open Friday evening November 9th from 4 – 5, Saturday, November 10th, and Sunday, November 11th, during the day from 11-4 at 478 Village Bay Rd in Miners Bay on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada. The gallery is also open by appointment during the winter months any day or time that is mutually agreeable.

Do enjoy this  small works, Le Petit Show, opportunity to add to your art collection with a Terrill Welch original painting!

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Between Islands and the Salish Sea Terrill Welch solo exhibition

Online viewing of works in the show…


A few images from the show…

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The Sea and Me contemporary seascape paintings by Terrill Welch

From crashing waves to a quiet ebbing tide, you will be at the edge of sea with contemporary landscape painter Terrill Welch. The solo exhibition opens Friday, July 27th and is up until Saturday 22, 2018 at the Terrill Welch Gallery on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada.

In less than 3 minutes our short video provides a partial browse through the work for you.

You can also view all available work by Terrill Welch in the ArtWork Archive online gallery as well.

Each painting listed includes a short description about the work along with essential details.

Whether in person or online, we welcome you to this new seascape celebration in paintings from the Southern Gulf Islands and Tofino in British Columbia, Prince Edward Island and the Northwest coast of the United States.

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Trees: As we breathe with West Coast Canadian Artist Terrill Welch

Large oil paintings of trees, mostly arbutus trees,  grace the walls of the Terrill Welch Gallery from Friday, May 18, 2018 to Sunday, July 23, 2018. A very few smaller plein air sketches and studies provide balance and perspective to these larger canvases.

Trees: As we breathe is an invitation, a reminder to our human connect to trees for our very breath. Rendered in each brushstroke is Canadian west coast landscape artist Terrill Welch’s passion and pure pleasure in trees.

The paintings are about the elegance of this often forgotten relationship as we race towards deadlines, commitments, dreams, goals and personal expectations for human achievement.

This show is about giving a nod, taking a pause and being like the trees we so rely on for life. This show is about love, beauty and aging in place. This show is about loss, companionship and spirals of time.

The paintings in this show can be viewed in the online gallery collection by the same name “Trees: As we breathe” HERE.

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Earth and Water: A Conversation on Edge with artists Terrill Welch and Elena Maslova-Levin

Opening the season at the Terrill Welch Gallery is a two artist international exhibition, April 13 — May 13, 2018 on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Earth & Water: A Conversation on Edge with Terrill Welch and Elena Maslova-Levin

Sixteen landscapes. A multitude of conversations.

The timeless conversation between Earth and Water, shaping the edges of continents and islands we inhabit.

The conversation between the observer and the observed, shaping our visible reality.

And between the artist and nature, from which paintings emerge and invite the spectator to take part in the conversation.

And finally, the conversation between artists, in words and in paintings — an ongoing exchange of insights and impressions, challenges and breakthroughs.

Preview all sixteen paintings and learn more about the artists and the show HERE.

Also, a short video of the show is now available for your viewing pleasure.

On Friday, April 13th Elena Maslova-Levin and Terrill Welch will do a live video chat from the Art of Terrill Welch Facebook Page at 11:00 am PDT to open the show.

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Light of Place Exposed Landscapes By Terrill Welch

Each place and each moment has its own light and to expose this everyday mystery is something that is often behind the brush marks of Canadian artist Terrill Welch. She has twenty landscape oil paintings that will be traveling up the province of British Columbia to be shown in the Williams Lake public gallery during the month of April, 2018.

A Tall Tale of Autumn Stuart River 16 x 12 inch oil on canvas is the poster painting for this show and you can preview all twenty paintings in the solo exhibition at her online gallery HERE.

Solo exhibition “Light of Place Exposed, Landscapes by Terrill Welch” can be viewed in the main gallery at The Station House Gallery in Williams Lake, British Columbia from Thursday, April 5th to Saturday, April 28th of 2018.

The Station House Gallery Hours: Monday  – Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Closed Sundays.

In the Williams Lake Tribune – “Light ripples through the Station House Gallery” by Tara Sprickerhoff April 11, 2018

How to get to The Station House Gallery: To get to the gallery is straightforward. The address is 1 Mackenzie Ave N., Williams Lake, B.C. and if you are coming from the north or south, just take the main Oliver street right into downtown from the four way stop on the highway and drive to the end where it meets Mackenzie Ave Noth. The gallery will be directly in front of you. However, if you like circle routes when you are traveling , turn at Mackenzie Ave N. if coming in from the north and drive into Williams Lake on this street until you get to Oliver Street. The Station House Gallery will be on your Right. You can then take Oliver Street to meet up with the highway south again. Of course if you are coming from the south it is the same in reverse.

Terrill Welch will be present for the opening of the exhibition on the evening of Thursday April 5, 2018 starting at 5:00 pm and she will say a few more words about the show then.

Pre-sales are welcomed by either the Terrill Welch Gallery or The Station House Gallery. All sold work will be shipped, delivered or available for pick up at the end of the exhibition.

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Three Large Oil Paintings of Trees Released

The winter studio time at the Terrill Welch Gallery has yielded three new large oil paintings of trees so far. Each of the featured trees on the big canvases are in their own special landscape and light. Let’s have a look shall we?

Morning Coon Bay, Galiano Island, B.C. – 48 x 36 inch oil on canvas

At this northern tip of a boat access park, on the long narrow Galiano Island, there is mystery in the morning light catching sandstone and trees.

Details and purchase information HERE.

Arbutus Tree Reaching – 36 x 48 inch oil on canvas

Late afternoon sun catches the curves of a grand old arbutus tree reaching out into Campbell Bay on Mayne Island in British Columbia. I want not to move or even shift my gaze for a very long time.

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Winter with the Old Fir on the Ridge – 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas

The snow on the north side of ridge slowed my climb with several stops to catch my breath. But it was worth it! I had the Mt. Parke ridge with its fresh whiteness all to myself. Just me and this big old fir tree were there when the sun broke through the rushing clouds and warmed our backs. This could be many places in British Columbia in the winter and certainly took me on a memory meander around the province as I painted.

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This last painting is so long and narrow for online viewing, let’s add a couple of detail images.

And this one as well…

 

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Happy New Year with best 5 paintings of 2017

As we approach the end of the calendar year, we again select the artist’s choice for the best paintings of 2017. This year, we have decided on 5 out of the 29 new works that have been released – and three of those are just being released today in the online gallery! So be sure to check it out. The link is included below.

Here is the 1st and likely the public favourite…

Storytelling Arbutus Tree Bennett Bay Mayne Island BC
By Terrill Welch
Size (h w d): 60 x 40 x 1.5 in
Medium: Oil On Canvas
Available: HERE

In 2nd place for the artist’s choice of the best five paintings completed in 2017 is…..

Northeasterly Morning Strait of Georgia Mayne Island BC
By Terrill Welch
Size (h w d): 20 x 40 x 1.5 in
Medium: Oil On Canvas
Available: HERE

In 3rd place for the artist’s choice of the best five paintings completed in 2017 is……

Early Spring Morning at Miners Bay
by Terrill Welch
Size (h w d): 12 x 24 x 1.5 in
Medium: Oil On Canvas
Availability: Sold

Then in 4th place for the artist’s choice

Winter Late Afternoon Georgina Point Mayne Island BC
By Terrill Welch
Size (h w d): 18 x 24 x 1.5 in
Medium: walnut oil on canvas
Availability: Sold

And finally, the 5th painting chosen…

Just Before Sunset Mayne Island BC
By Terrill Welch
Size (h w d):  30 x 24 x 1.5 in
Medium: Oil On Canvas
Available: HERE

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Closing remarks for 2017 from artist Terrill Welch:

An outstanding career photographer who follows my work, who has been to some of the places rendered in my paintings and who has seen some of the paintings in person, as well as online, made this comment:

“The strength of your work is not always immediately evident. A person must often be willing to take time with it before its power becomes apparent.”

This is what I have come to call – exposing the mystery in an ordinary day. The energy of a piece is intended to reach our bodies before our eyes can decipher and translate what we are experiencing into cognitive thought – words. The paintings are intended to reach the viewer before they can edit what they are experiencing into what they think they already know.

These paintings are a good examples of this tension between the ordinary impressions of a day and the early 1800’s sublime or romantic. With the predictability of a labyrinth, we circle back to a new, yet slightly familiar, place. But for me this life/painting journey is more like a spiral that is so finely threaded I have have no idea whether I am winding inward or outward. Possibly, it doesn’t really matter.

My job, as I see it, is to capture the conversation between this earth and me and then translate these experiences into a universal language of paint. How else can we collectively gather ourselves around a shared purpose to change our ways and recognize our responsibility for our planet, for our stewardship, for our world and for our continued existence?

Yes, I paint what is meaningful to me, often without even sorting through the “why” of it. But this means nothing unless the viewer becomes passionate about the painting’s conversation and cognizant of their own urgency to engage, to act, to be and to love.

This a tall order to ask of a painting and of a painter on a mainstream global platform that is spiraling towards self-destruction – chasing shock and awe. Still, I must try because we deserve a chance and above all, I am not alone. You have come to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with me, again and again, canvas upon canvas upon canvas. This 2017 year has been no exception. In just the last few days alone, the paintings have been viewed over 25,000 times. I can no longer count the vast number of views, comments, shares and conversations each year. On top of all of this, more than 20 original paintings, from the very large to small, were purchased and are now in private collections.

Thank you for being here. Thank you for embracing the conversation with the land, the sea and the sky…. and with each other.

HAPPY NEW YEAR and all the best in 2018!

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Exposing The Mystery In An Ordinary Day

Recently Terrill Welch was asked what her art was about.

“I am a landscape painter, exposing the mystery in ordinary day” she replied, “want to see?”

With several large canvases prepped with grounds and underpaintings waiting for her in the winter studio and material being reworked for a new online teaching of oil painting classes starting early in the new year, a few moments were taken up with creating a short glimpse into Terrill’s work… so we can “see” what this Canadian landscape artist is doing. She will be thrilled if you take a second or two and watch the short video, leave a comment and share with others who might be interested. Enjoy!

The Terrill Welch Gallery is now closed until early April, except by appoint to visit the winter studio or her home studio. However, work is always available 24/7 in her online gallery. This has been a good year finding homes for paintings. So far, almost as many works left on adventures of their own as were released. However,  “available” works showing in the online gallery are current. So feel free to browse away HERE.

Also, beyond the showing of work in the Terrill Welch Gallery, there are two new solo exhibitions scheduled  for 2018 in public gallery spaces. If you are traveling in these areas of British Columbia or you are close by and want to make a special trip to see the work, specific details are below.

The first solo exhibition opening April 5th at The Station House Gallery in Williams Lake, British Columbia. The “Light of Place Exposed, Landscapes by Terrill Welch” show can be viewed in the main gallery until April 28th.

The second solo exhibition “Between Islands on the Salish Sea” will be at the Galiano Public Library on Galiano Island, British Columbia from September 10 to October 26, 2018.

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