Each year I like to review which are my best paintings painted and released in that calendar year. Sometimes this selection is easy and other times it can be more challenging to decide. This is a more challenging review of 32 new paintings in 2022 with a wider range than usual of approaches. However, a decision has been made! I ended up choosing 10 paintings, including a diptych, and one bonus painting. (So there are 12 separate canvases in total)
Please note that many of these paintings have already sold and are in private collections. However there are still a few excellent works to choose from and, with a bit of luck, more will be coming available in 2023.
Now I am off to consider my intention for 2023 and my new series “Thriving in Place”. More soon!
The Terrill Welch Gallery pod has a new show with additional works showing exclusively online for your browsing and purchasing pleasure between November 3 and November 28, 2022. “For the Love of Trees” includes a selection of Terrill Welch’s tree paintings and a guest tree painting by Glenda King. Visiting this unique gallery space, tucked into the woods at 428 Luff Road on Mayne Island, is becoming a travel destination for the gallery’s art collectors, fans and island visitors. All artworks in each current show can also be viewed with additional information and purchased online in our private viewing room HERE.
The gallery pod space is purposefully designed for self-browsing with assistance upon request and is open 11-4 Thursday through Monday and closed Tuesday and Wednesday unless arrangements are made in advance. (The container gallery space was built by West Coast Container Homes on Vancouver Island.)
Opening today “For The Love Of Trees” is our third show that we have curated in this new gallery space since the beginning of September. If a large gallery space were like a novel, then the gallery pod’s modest size is like poetry. There is a desire and a need to make each painting exactly the right choice in precisely the right position with no more and no less artworks than what is necessary to complete each show. Poetry, yes?
Keeping the walls for artwork only, a price list with descriptions and additional information is available on a chair for visitors to discover more about specific paintings that are of interest.
The painting on the left is by Glenda King and is titled “Look Way Up”.
In most shows there is a guest painting by a fellow island artist to accompany Terrill Welch’s artwork. These artists also show with her in a second location, ISLAND TIME ART, which is located near the ferry terminal on Mayne Island at 492 Dalton Drive.
The differences between the two show spaces are subtle and yet intentional. Paintings selected for the Terrill Welch Gallery Pod are usually landscape paintings and mostly larger artworks by Terrill Welch with a few smaller pieces included as space allows. ISLAND TIME ART has mostly smaller original paintings by various artists including Terrill Welch and reproductive prints and useable art products by only Terrill Welch that are suitable for gifts and collecting holiday memories. Many people visit both locations and some just one or the other depending on their needs and interests.
But let’s get back to “For The Love Of Trees” which is a long standing passion subject for contemporary landscape painter Terrill Welch.
The tree painting subjects in this show range from Fremont in California to the Stuart River in north central British Columbia with many located on Mayne Island on the southwest coast of Canada. There are willows, polars, firs and arbutus trees as well as a winter scene painted plein air in the snow at the Mayne Island Japanese Memorial Garden. Each tree or clump of trees is painted as if they were sitting for a portrait or telling us a story about their lives while we listen intently.
We wish you much enjoyment and discover about each of these paintings of trees that will be part of the Made on Mayne Tour from November 11-13, 2022. You do not need to wait though and as mentioned above, you can slip in to see this new show starting today or view “For The Love Of Trees” online HERE.
In addition, we would like to extend a thank you to Island Art Magazine for including “Winter with the Old Fir on the Ridge” that is in this current show on page 20 of the magazine’s November publication. We smiled when we saw it placed next to a a short article about the difference between Monet and Manet.
The complete online publication can be viewed HERE and if you love art, and Canadian art in particular, you will enjoy the read.
On a final note, we would like to congratulate our art collectors on the purchase of a commissioned 20 x 24 inch oil painting “Cotswolds Memories” by Terrill Welch.
Artist notes: This painting is a rare collaboration starting with an art collector’s image. Much research, my own memories of painting in England and plain imagination went into this homage to a fascinating mackerel sky.
And with this, we shall conclude our gallery update for now. Please do contact us if you have any questions or special requests. We are always happy to assist if we can.
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.
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!
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:
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.
View the complete inventory of Terrill Welch’s paintings at:
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.
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.
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!
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.
Drop us a line anytime and we shall find a way to assist you.
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 email@example.com 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 Archivefor original paintings and acrylic sketches currently available
Thank you everyone for your continued support! We look forward to sharing our new shows with you:
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.