Large Terrill Welch landscape paintings showing at Massey Gallery in Victoria

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s  Massey Gallery  shows new work in their rental/sales program from April 28 to May 22, 2016. These three large Terrill Welch  coastline, seascape oil paintings are available as part of this group show for the rental/sales program. Detailed viewing and purchase information is available for each painting in the artist’s online gallery, along with contact information for the AGGV program.

Storm Watching 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

Storm Watching 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_11 003

For further details including purchase information click  HERE.

The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas

The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas 2012 2015 by Terrill Welch 2015_12_14 011

For further details including purchase information click  HERE.

West Coast Blues rolling waves Oyster Bay 36 x 72 inch oil on canvas

West Coast Blues rolling waves Oyster Bay 36 x 72 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_07_16 055

For further details including purchase information click  HERE.

The Massey Gallery is open during regular AGGV at 1040 Moss St. in downtown Victoria B.C.

Also in studio news, two new seascapes completed in March 2016 featuring Tofino, British Columbia :

New released! On the Rocks in Tofino 24 x 30 inch oil on canvas

Update May 4, 2016: This painting has now sold as well!

On the Rocks in Tofino 24 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-03-30 IMG_2079

A visceral impact of sea on rocks move the body into the seascape with energy leased in unison. Tofino, part of the wildest of the west coast in southern Canada, demands our respect, gratitude and fearless appreciation for all that is alive. Without compromise we breathe.

Sold! Chesterman Beach Sunset 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Chesterman Beach Sunset 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-04-01 IMG_2064

Those last moments before dark when broken promises are forgiven. Though less than perfection, it is okay and going to be alright. Sleep will come easy even as the rains come. Chesterman Beach in Tofino, British Columbia Canada.

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Fresh Off the Easel and Out the Studio Door

Spring is budding on the Mayne Island trees. It is time for a studio update.

Fresh off the easel are two springtime paintings this past week and are yet to be released. They still need to dry and have final photographs taken. Still, here is an early viewing to put a bounce in your day.

Plum Blossoms Japanese Garden 20 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Plum Blossoms Japanese Garden 20 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-03-07 IMG_9273

Suggestion of Daffodils 16 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Suggestion of Daffodils 16 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-03-04 IMG_9076

There are also two larger works completed in January and February that are now available in my ArtWork Archive gallery.

Westerly Winter Winds Victoria BC 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

Westerly Winter Winds Victoria BC 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-01-31 IMG_8664

Southern Gulf Islands Afternoon 48 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Southern Gulf Islands Afternoon 48 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-02-05 IMG_8448

These two paintings were part of the 22 works exhibited as a solo pop-up ticketed event at The Groove on February 21st. It was a great evening with $200 being raised for the local Mayne Island food bank.

Sense of Place pop up show at The Groove on Mayne Island by Terrill Welch IMG_8687

Now for paintings and painting sketches that have left the studio or have at least one foot out the door …

These two are waiting for a box to be sent off to a private collection in Prince George B.C…..

Sky and Sea French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle

Sky and Sea French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_02_01 060

Sea and Stones French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inc cradle

Sea and Stones French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inc cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_02_01 067

These two small quick sketches are both staying on Mayne Island…

The Potter’s Stand 10 x 8 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord

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Breezy Bay Banana Bread Morning 8 x 10 inch plein air acrylic sketch on gessobord

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There are also three large paintings  on consignment with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Plus three paintings showing at the Cornerstone Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver British Columbia.

Spring is here! Enjoy!

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Happy New Year with the best 15 paintings of 2015

It is here? Already? How sudden it seems to have come to close this fine painting year of 2015. In the studio or roaming the seaside, hillsides and trails, the artist’s brushes have done their thing, creating just over 50 original works including 28 oil paintings and 23 acrylic painting sketches. Some of these have been en plein air and others have been rendered from reference materials and memory. Regardless of their humble beginnings, each holds a short moment of a life lived. At first, only 10 works were going to be selected for the year-end roundup. But alas, the selection resisted such refinement. So here it goes, in no particular order, the artist’s selection of the best 15 paintings and painting sketches of 2015. Happy New Year! Enjoy!

April in the Japanese Garden 11 x 14 inch acrylic painting sketch (available)

April in the Japanese Garden 11 x 14 inch acrylic painting sketch by Terrill Welch 2015_04_08 151

Bell Towers of Florence Countryside  16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)

Bell Towers of Florence Countryside 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_08_02 062

Canoe Pass at Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas (sold)

Canoe Pass at Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas by Canadian artist Terrill Welch 2015_07_17 091

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 013

Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)

Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 050

June at East Point 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel board (available)

June at East Point 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel board by Terrill Welch 2015_06_25 403

Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas (available)

Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_05_13 066

Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord (sold)

Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2015_06_07 477

Point No Point Mid-storm 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas (sold)

Point No Point Mid-storm 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 137

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas mostly plein air (available)

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas plein air by Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 140

Spring Tea A Quick Study 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch (sold)

Spring Tea - a quick study 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch by Terrill Welch

The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas 2012 – 2015 (available)

The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas 2012 2015 by Terrill Welch 2015_12_14 011

Trail in the Arbutus Trees  24 x 24 inch oil on canvas (available)

TRAIL IN THE ARBUTUS TREES 24 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 246

West Coast Early Evening Winter Sea  16 x 20 inch (sold)

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

Winter afternoon Navy Channel  11 x 14 inch acrylic sketch on gessoed panel (available)

Winter afternoon Navy Channel 11 x 14 inch acrylic sketch on gessoed panel by Terrill Welch 2015_11_28 095

In this 2015 year, a total of 25 original works has left the studio into private collections. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to highlight all of the paintings here that are loved and were purchased this year by a long and growing list of international collectors. What we DO have is a sampling of some of the best work of the 2015. In making selections, there is an attempt to represent major themes and interests of the artist as well as style trends in her work. Therefore, if you do not see your treasured painting in this list, it is not because it is not worthy of recognition. It is! And it is yours to enjoy everyday. Instead, see if you can find a painting that is similar in theme and style to the one you have on your “Terrill Welch original” art collection. It was a good year for painting and 15 is just too small a number to capture all the best works!

These paintings and painting sketches are not linked to a specific online gallery because there will be further changes in the months ahead about where work will be available. For now, the best option is to browse the online galleries listed below or contact the artist directly about a painting or painting sketch you are interested in purchasing.

Note from artist Terrill Welch:

This year would not have been possible without each of you! Your support, shout outs, cheering and collecting of paintings that inspire and connect with your own wishes and daily life are all part of the success these pieces have experienced. Thank you!  May you experience the richness of kindness, courage, love, curiosity and appreciation in abundance! All the best of 2016!

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Terrill Welch’s Open Art Studio November 14th and 15th 2015

Terrill Welch painting in her studio by Allison Mullally _MG_5876

Welcome to Terrill Welch’s Annual Open Studio Event

ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS, ACRYLIC SKETCHES, GREETING CARDS, CALENDARS, TOTE BAGS, PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS AND MORE

Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th

From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

At 428 Luff Rd (off of Bowsprite Cres. near the end of Wood Dale Drive)

Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada

Open Studio preparations for Nov 14 and 15 by Terrill Welch

This year’s theme is “West Coast Waves” and there is also a 2015 calendar  by the same title. These recent paintings include my much loved Mayne Island, Point No Point and French Beach on Vancouver Island, Cannon Beach in Oregon, Howard Creek and the Arena Lighthouse in Northern California. Each work has a unique sense of place and time bringing you to the shore of the Pacific Ocean every time. I have a few of these calendars available at the event or they can be viewed and ordered online in my Redbubble storefront HERE.

A few of hte paintings in the Open Studio event Nov 14 15 2015 by Terrill Welch 2015_11_13 003

For more information about the Open Studio or to make an appointment to visit on another day click HERE for Terrill’s contact information.

As usual, this is a double event with both a physical and online component. If you prefer or you are not able to come by the studio at this time, here are some links for online browsing:

Terrill Welch’s Online Gallery for most original oil paintings currently available.

Terrill Welch’s Redbubble Storefront for most photography and painting prints and merchandise.

A heartfelt thank you to all of my fans and discerning collectors who have invested in an impressive number of my paintings this year. It is always a joy to connect, share and celebrate the creative process of ordinary living. Enjoy!

Northern California Contemporary Landscape Oil Paintings

Seven new landscape oil paintings of northern California by Canadian Contemporary artist Terrill Welch become available for purchase today. Using her plein air and photography sketches as well as her memory, these works are inspired from Terrill’s slow travel down and up the coast this spring.

The dynamic movement of the sea, sky and light at Arena Lighthouse in northern California mesmerizes and inspires.

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 013

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

Knowing what is coming and yet unable to decide whether to stay or to move forward or back from the surf as it builds its strength before coming ashore again. This is the first of three related northern California surf paintings.

Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_05_13 066

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

A vibration followed by the hard pressure of full impact. We know that the sea will wear at the stone repeatedly until it gives but in this moment of connecting we are fooled.

Northern California Surf Connecting 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Northern California Surf Connecting 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_05_13 083

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

There is a full-exhale as the surf releases all that it holds before gathering itself to return again. Moisture appears in small droplets on our bare skin. Only then is there an audible sigh. This is the third of three related paintings of the northern California surf.

Northern California Surf Released 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Northern California Surf Released 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 027

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

The scent in the air changes rapidly as the warm light and cool shadows are rearranged overhead. New leaves and blades of grass unfold and push forward. Knowingly or unknowingly we recognize this ordinary spring day with rolling thunderclouds.

Willows Early Spring by the Quarry Lakes Fremont California 24 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas

Willows Early Spring by the Quarry Lakes Fremont California 24 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 044

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

Big fat fluffy clouds move swiftly across the early spring brilliant green of the Fremont Hills. The dark drama mirrored in the quarry lakes. A brief burst of rain did not reach the landscape until early evening.

Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas

Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 050

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

The haze and atmosphere are warm and rich – almost buttery, even in early spring. There is a constant taste of chalk with a hint of salt on the air in this drought-ridden geography. It is a private view for the viewer alone to savour. The road denotes a connection to civilization that does not intrude on the landscape.

Early Spring Muir Beach Overlook California 18 x 24 inch oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle

Early Spring Muir Beach Overlook California 18 x 24 inch oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_04_27 057

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

Note: at this time, purchasers can choose the colour for the edges of the painting they add to their collection.

If you are interested in viewing more landscape paintings by Canadian contemporary artist Terrill Welch go to her recent solo exhibit “West Coast Landscape as HomeHERE or the online gallery listed below.

Thank you kindly for stopping by and do feel free to contact the artist directly if you have any questions, want to make a purchase or would like to come by her home studio on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada.

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Summer Release of an Eclectic Group of Seven Oil Paintings

Summer sun is having a long heated love affair with the southwest coast of Canada this year. It makes for some cautious lazy days as one is vigilant about fire hazards and water conservation. But the studio is cool right up until late afternoon. New work is completed and a few older pieces revisited. Decisions are made and gradually a body of new paintings is ready for release. They are varied and without a common link other than the artist’s brush marks. If connections between works is what you seek, come on back next week when the California paintings from my travels earlier in the year will be released. For now, lets skip and dance through a studio rendering of random pieces…..

November light lingers as it crosses the full depth of the room. Paintings are in temporary positions. Most paintings in the studio are accustomed to these circumstances as they appear and disappear out into the world. This painting thought it might be kept. Seven months it remained hopeful.

OPEN STUDIO 24 x 30 inch oil on canvas

OPEN STUDIO 24 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 267

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

The dishes lost form and function as they clatter to the floor of the painter’s doubt only to rise again in her imaginations. Dishes are never really done.

THE SPACE OF DISHES II 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas

The Space of Dishes II 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_01_30 006

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

The still life ripens, twists and gathers patina over time. The reds of apples spread in the afternoon light. More pears appear and the bowl is replaced.

PITCHER APPLES PEARS REVISITED 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Pitcher Apples Pears revisited 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 025

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

Brushes move quickly over the plein air canvas in the cool shade of a warm spring afternoon. Maybe we can just sit and read a while and enjoy our tea.

SPRING TEA 16 X 20 inch oil on canvas

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas plein air by Canadian Artist Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 140

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

Carried over from another time its seems the sun used to set differently as if in a much grander seascape. A west coast evening looking southeast across the Strait of Georgia in British Columbia, Canada.

SEA IN EVENING DRESS 12 x 12 inch oil on gessobord with 2 inch natural wood cradle.

Sea In Evening Dress 12 x 12 inch oil on cradled gessobord by Canadian artist Terrill Welch 2015_07_17 057

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

Just before night sitting in the summer stillness up on Brown Ridge. Even a quite sunset is thrilling. A grand view on Saturna Island, British Columbia Canada.

SUNSET ON BROWN RIDGE  10 x 20 inch walnut oil on wood

Sunset on Brown Ridge 10 x 20 inch walnut oil on wood by Canadian artist Terrill Welch 2015_07_17 080

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

Early summer heat encourages our retreat into the deepest shadows. But the bright warmth of the sun calls us out again to linger at Canoe Pass and marvel at the current as the tide recedes. Simple pleasures on Saturna Island in British Columbia, Canada.

CANOE PASS AT WINTER COVE 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on textured canvas

Canoe Pass at Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas by Canadian artist Terrill Welch 2015_07_17 091

Update September 29, 2015: Sold! to collector in British Columbia

In other studio news, two quick painting sketches have left the studio.

Sold! Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord

Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2015_06_07 477

Sold! Winter Cove at Canoe Pass 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord

Winter Cove at Canoe Pass 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2015_06_26 497

In addition two Terrill Welch landscape paintings have been accepted in the 29th Sooke Fine Arts Show July 24 to August 3, 2015. This is the largest juried event in the region, representing Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands artists. The competition is fierce and jury selection rigorous. I am honour to be included. There are 375 pieces selected and the event attracts more than 8000 visitors, tourists and art patrons throughout its 11-day run. I am thrilled to have these two works represented this year and I’m looking forward to the show. If you are in the neighbourhood during this time, I highly recommend going to this premiere event. There will be some outstanding work to satisfy the artistic appreciation in everyone. Just let me know if you need more of the details. Trail Along the Ridge and The Olive Tree paintings will only be available for purchase at the Sooke Fine Arts Show between now and August 4, 2015.

Update September 27, 2015 : Sold! Trail Along the Ridge (30 x 24 inch oil on canvas) to a collector in Vancouver British Columbia.

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

and update from September 24, 2015: Sold! The Olive Tree (40 x 30 inch oil on canvas) to a collector in Victoria, British Columbia.

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

Other than this and the seven California paintings that have been completed and will be released early next week, it has been a quiet summer so far.

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Exquisite Contemporary Landscape Paintings for Private Collectors.

Terrill Welch’s artist confession – the studio is in a state of organizational disaster, solo exhibit ends today, five works recently sold but six new works completed and this is your first and final notice – prices are going up in the next couple of weeks.

Terrill Welch painting in her studio by Allison Mullally

Seriously, get in there and add a “Terrill Welch original painting” to your collection while the getting is at its best. And take advantage of the “make an offer” option in the Artsy Home online gallery profile of her work. All offers are seriously considered. Just so you know, there is a thirty-day artist satisfaction guarantee for online purchases of original paintings. Its easy. Do it. Snooze you lose. Early bird gets the worm. The island ferries wait for no one and neither do Terrill Welch’s paintings. Over 60 works have found their way into private collections since 2010 with two works now in the company of historic landscape paintings by Emily Carr and Group of Seven artists. Not so bad for an emerging painter on a small island off the southwest coast of Canada.

Yes, Terrill Welch’s paintings are expensive and becoming more expensive all the time. If you must, you can read more about why on her blog post “Terrill Welch paintings – they ain’t cheap are they?” However, discerning collectors, even with modest budgets, seem to find a way. For example, there is the “Latte Dollars Purchase Painting” of a Terrill Welch original. Plus, sometimes lay-a-way and purchase plans are possible.

The next 3 steps are up to you – 1. Go to the Artsy Home online Gallery, 2. choose your painting and 3. Make an offer!

It is as easy as that – anytime, any day of the week. Yep! Done like dinner. Crazy, eh?

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New Work by Contemporary Canadian Artist Sells While The Paint Is Still Wet

Two new art works by independent contemporary Canadian artist Terrill Welch sell while the paint is still wet and long before the pieces could be formally listed for sale. The first painting received immediate online acquisition through email exchanges and went to private collectors of Canadian historic landscape paintings. This is the second work by the artist that has been selected by these collectors who in recent years have been adding more contemporary works to their collection.

SOLD! POINT NO POINT MID-STORM 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas

Point No Point Mid-storm 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 137

The second work is an acrylic plein air painting sketch that was a preliminary work in a live painting session at the Camassia Cafe and part of the local Festive Active Pass event on Mayne Island. The painting sketch was purchased on site during the live painting session.

SOLD! “Spring Tea – a quick study” 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch

Spring Tea - a quick study 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch by Terrill Welch

Yet to be released is the completed larger oil painting from this same plein air live painting session.

SPRING TEA 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas plein air by Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 140

If this work is of interest please contact the artist directly.

In the time span of two weeks, five original Terrill Welch paintings were sold into private Canadian art collections in Toronto, Vancouver and Mayne Island. The other three paintings that sold can be viewed in the previous post “Latte Dollars Purchase Painting“. These recent sales are breaking a trend where most of the Artist’s work is purchased by art collectors in the United States and by other international collectors.

In a previous post “West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch” view all 22 works and links to purchase details that are currently showing at Camassia Cafe until the end of May 2015. Purchases can also be made online and there is a 30 day no-questions-asked return policy.

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Latte Dollars Purchase Painting

About half an hour into the opening evening of my solo exhibit “West Coast Landscape as Home” the room had reached a pleasant hum. Classical guitar and flute players are keeping harmony with drifting conversations. Small hot savories appear swiftly from the kitchen and the wine is flowing with every bite of cheese. I looked up to see a friend coming in the door along with another woman and her children. I waved and made my way over to say hello. The woman introduced herself and I remembered that she was part of my friend’s family. After a few pleasantries, I left them to browse the twenty-two works and enjoy the show.

A little while later, this same woman came up to me and said that she had seen a painting of mine during the summer at the Farmers Market but she couldn’t find it. All she can remember is that it was called “Arbutus something…” At this point the room is full and moving around is not particularly free-flowing. So I reach around beside me and pull out the catalog for the show and go to the section where the arbutus tree paintings are displayed. Within the briefest of seconds she spotted “her” painting.

“This one! It is this one!” she proclaims, slightly flushed with excitement.

I point up above the musician and quietly confirmed, “There it is.”

ARBUTUS BY THE TRAIL 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas

Arbutus by the Trail 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Canadian Contemporary Artist

We wiggled our way closer to have a better look and as we are standing in front of the painting she tells me the story about how she has saved up to purchase this piece.

She had fallen in love with the oil painting during the summer. Of course, she had wanted it right away but had no money for the purchase price of an original work. Bemoaning her fate later in the day, her sister-in-law, knowing one of her regular indulgences, suggested why not set up a latte fund? Every time that she wanted to have a latte she could put the money into a jar towards purchasing the painting. The woman’s young son who had taken keen interest in this idea insisted that she give it a try. He helped her get the jar set up when the got home. Then every once in a while he would remind her about the latte fund and the painting that she wanted.

For the next seven months latte dollars and eventually even dollars for other wants, like a cute top, were added to the fund. It added up quickly and by the time she came to the opening she had enough money to purchase the painting – and so she did! The painting will go to reside in Greater Vancouver at the end of the exhibit.

I share this story with permission from the new art collector of my work for your inspiration whether it is to purchase one of my original painting or some other purchase.

Also, sold on opening night was a painting for an eightieth birthday present. This work is one of a very few of the 60 paintings since 2010 now in private collections that has found a permanent home on Mayne Island.

WEST COAST EARLY EVENING WINTER SEA 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

WEST COAST EARLY EVENING WINTER SEA 16 x 20 inch by Terrill Welch Canadian Contemporary Artist

As well, another painting  from the studio sold the day before the opening and is now in Toronto, Ontario.

WINTER MORNING BY THE SEA 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas

Winter morning by the sea 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Canadian Contemporary Artist

But the latte dollars purchase story trumps the week for inspiration and tenacity.

In the previous post “West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch” view all 22 works and links to purchase details that are currently showing at Camassia Cafe until the end of May 2015. Purchases can also be made online and there is a 30 day no-questions-asked return policy.

 

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West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch

Tall fir and winding arbutus trees stretch up from sandstone shores. These unmistakable features buttress rolling seas and an endless sky. West Coast Landscape as Home is a painting conversation that is deeply embedded in Terrill Welch’s everyday life. Her large and small canvases showcase the mysterious and rugged landscape of the southwest coast of Canada.

Welcome to the Solo Exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch –  April 4th to May 31st 2015

At Camassia Café, 574 Fernhill Road, Mayne Island B.C. Canada

Opening reception Saturday, April 4th 6:30pm to 8:30 pm

An art catalog book for this exhibition is available for viewing and purchase HERE. This magazine booklet is best viewed from a PC or Laptop. A few copies of the catalog will be available at the opening for those attending the show in person. A PDF price list for paintings included in the show can be requested by emailing tawelch@shaw.ca . Purchases of paintings can be made in advance of the opening. We request that, if possible, the purchased work remain in the show until the first week of May, at which time it will be shipped or personally delivered to the art collector. All paintings in the show can be viewed in detail and purchased online through Terrill Welch’s Arty Home online gallery profile HERE. Please feel free to contact Terrill Welch directly for or further information or if you have any questions .

For your viewing pleasure and immediate gratification, all 22 paintings in the solo exhibit are featured below and (by clicking on the image or title of the work) includes a direct link to detailed viewing, addition information and purchase price for each piece in the West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch.

Note: size is very difficult to demonstrate in an online post of this nature. Generally, the larger the brush strokes appear to the viewer in the photograph, the small the painting. Sizes in inches of each work is included after the title to provide further clarity when viewing. The largest painting in the exhibition is 36.0 x 72.0 inches (or three feet high by six feet long) and the smallest is 8.0 x 8.0 inches. All works are sold unframed with painted edges on those pieces that are 1.5 inches in depth.

 

SOLD! West Coast Early Evening Winter Sea  16.0 x 20.0 x 1.5 in

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

 

Sea and Stones French Beach  12.0 x 16.0 x 1.5 in

Sea and Stones French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inc cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_02_01 067

 

Sky and Sea French Beach  12.0 x 16.0 x 1.5 in

Sky and Sea French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_02_01 060

 

Trail in the Arbutus Trees   24.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

TRAIL IN THE ARBUTUS TREES 24 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 246

 

Trail Along the Ridge   30.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

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

 

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge  14.0 x 18.0 x 1.5 in

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

 

Promise  12.0 x 16.0 x 0.75 in

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

 

Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point  20.0 x 40.0 x 1.5 in

Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_16 069

 

Long Beach Vancouver Island June 2013  48.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

Long Beach Vancouver Island 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 027

 

End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island  8.0 x 10.0 x 0.75 in

End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island 8 x 10 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_06_25 017

 

Castle Rocks at Creyke Point  8.0 x 8.0 x 0.75 in

Castle Rocks at Creyke Point 8 x 8 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_11 020

 

SOLD! Evening Thunderclouds Over The Strait of Georgia 20.0 x 20.0 x 1.5 in

Evening Thunderclouds over the Strait of Georgia 20 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_12_20 025

 

West Coast Blues Rolling Waves Oyster Bay  36.0 x 72.0 x 1.5 in

West Coast Blues rolling waves Oyster Bay 36 x 72 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_07_16 055

 

Evening and the Arbutus Tree 36.0 x 60.0 x 1.5 inches

Evening and the Arbutus Tree 36 x 60 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_01_07 018

 

Morning Greets Fir Tree Study  10.0 x 8.0 x 0.75 in

Morning Greets Fir Tree study 10 x 8 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_03 040

 

SOLD! Arbutus by the Trail  8.0 x 10.0 x 0.75 in

Arbutus by the Trail 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_11_16 007

 

Arbutus on Mt. Parke  12.0 x 16.0 x 0.75 in

Arbutus on Mt. Park 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_26 059

 

Remembered Untold Mystery  10.0 x 10.0 x 0.75 in

Remembered Untold Mystery 10 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_06_01 009

 

Road To Everyday  36.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

Road to Everyday 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_16 106

 

Farm in Fog  16.0 x 20.0 x 2.0 in

Farm In Fog 16 x 20 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013_11_05 157

 

Haying  14.0 x 18.0 x 0.75 in

Haying oil 14 x 18 inch on canvas by Terrill Welch

 

Breezy Bay Morning  36.0 x 36.0 x 1.5 in

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

We hope you have enjoyed this opportunity to view the West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch online in this post.  Thank you to Anita Bates and Camassia Cafe for offering gallery space for this solo exhibit. As part of the Festive Active Pass celebrations Terrill Welch will also be doing a live painting session at the Cafe between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday April 18th. Again, if you have any questions about a specific painting or making purchase arrangements please contact Terrill Welch directly.

 

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