Mayne Island Landscapes Small and Large at the Terrill Welch Gallery

Be it sea, sandstone, shorelines or sky, Mayne Island landscapes continually inspire Canadian painter Terrill Welch. The Mayne Islands Landscapes Small and Large show opened October 6th and will close November 19th 2017.

A video tour of Terrill’s landscape oil paintings and acrylic sketches  is available on YouTube at

The gallery is warm and cozy on these cooler fall days and is a lovely browse for art lovers in the village area of Miners Bay on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada.

 

We look forward as always to hosting you!

TERRILL WELCH GALLERY

478 Village Bay Rd in Miners Bay, Mayne Island, B.C., Canada

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays 11 – 4

Online 24/7 at the Terrill Welch Gallery Page on this website with a video preview and information to view the online gallery for the current show.

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Still and Not So Still Life show at the Terrill Welch Gallery

A summer harvest of colour. “Happy paintings!” visitors keep saying with bold sunflowers, plump golden plums, red tumbling pears, gestural roses and more catching the light across oil painted canvases.

These works by landscape painter Terrill Welch are seldom shown. Her rolling seas, curving arbutus and stoic towering fir trees are much better known to us. However, with the Terrill Welch Gallery we have pulled together this still life body of work for your viewing pleasure.

The “Still and Not So Still Life” show will be up from Sept 1 – and extended to Oct 1, 2017. A video preview of the show is available on Youtube at:

There is also a guest painting by Elena Maslova-Levin displayed in a place of honour in this show. “Dancing Pears” is a 9 x 12 inch oil on linen canvas board and the first painting that Terrill Welch added by this artist to her private collection. This cameo appearance is the only beginning of the gallery’s sharing of Maslova-Levin’s work with a more extensive show anticipated in April 2018 with the artist visiting the gallery in person from the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

More about Elena Maslova-Levin (Lena Levin) and her work is available HERE.

TERRILL WELCH GALLERY

478 Village Bay Rd in Miners Bay, Mayne Island, B.C., Canada

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays 11 – 4

Online 24/7 at the Terrill Welch Gallery Page on this website with a video preview and information to view the online gallery for the current show.

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

Redbubble painting and photography prints and merchandise

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Seven Terrill Welch Paintings Sold and One Traded in Six Weeks

Between January 2010 and July 2017, more than 100 paintings of various sizes found their way into private collections. Many of these paintings have sold while still work-in-progress or resting wet on the easel. In August 2017, the bricks and mortar Terrill Welch Gallery opened and Terrill will no longer disclose the specific number of works sold. The best way to determine which paintings are currently available is to browse her online Artworks Archive Gallery.

In no particular order, these are the most recent eight paintings and painting sketches to go off on adventures of their own.

Winter Late Afternoon Georgina Point Mayne Island BC. 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas. Sold.

The Bluffs Galiano Island, 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch. Sold.

Morning Sky Strait of Georgia, 7 x 5 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord. Sold.

Hazy Morning Active Pass, 5 x 7 acrylic plein air sketch. Sold

Early Spring Dinner Bay, 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch. Sold.

Arbutus Tree with a View, 8 x 10 acrylic study on gessobord. Sold.

Mount Parke Trail study, 10 x 8 inch oil on canvas. Sold.

End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island, 8 x 10 oil on canvas. Traded for a work from an artist in Norway. More will be shared about this exchange about this in October at the Terrill Welch Gallery show “A Brush with Europe”.

These works were sold in the bricks and mortar galleries of Shavasana Art Gallery & Café and the Terrill Welch Gallery as well as in Terrill Welch’s online gallery listed below.

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OPEN Terrill Welch Gallery

Current show August 4 – 27: “Reaching Shore” features the seascapes of internationally collected Canadian artist Terrill Welch.

With over 100 paintings in private collections around the world in less than eight years, the next step for the independent artist was obvious – she has opened her own bricks and mortar gallery with a strong online presence.

The gallery is located at 478 Village Bay Rd in Miners Bay

Mayne Island, B.C., Canada

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays 11 – 4

From early spring to late fall.

And by appointment at other times of the week and year.

Online 24/7 at the Terrill Welch Gallery Page on this website with a video preview and information to view the online gallery for the current show.

Our Focus – A Brush with Paint.

Our Art – Brings you moments during an ordinary day, rendered with distinction.

Our Reach – Features Canadian landscape painter Terrill Welch and occasionally, paintings by other internationally collected artists.

Our Collectors – Have a deep personal appreciation for each piece in their collection.

Come in, take your time, enjoy!

Landscape Painter Terrill Welch Celebrates Canada 150

Inspired by Canada 150 celebrations, Terrill Welch’s solo exhibition “West to East Coast Canadian Landscapes in Paint” opens Canada Day weekend at Shavasana Art Gallery & Café on Mayne Island, B.C. Starting now,  we will add several paintings each day to this post and tell you a little about each one, until all 24 works are included by July 1, 2017. Specific information about attending the show can be found HERE.

Now, in no particular order and continuing with new additions for the next six days….

Note: This is a double bricks and mortar and online show. Paintings can be acquired at Shavasana Art Gallery & Café or in Terrill Welch’s  Artworks Archive online gallery. Click on title of work below to see purchase details for any specific painting in online gallery.

Added June 26, 2017

Sea and Sun Cox Bay Tofino BC 24 x 48 inch oil on canvas

After days of rain and storms on the wildest of the west coast of Canada, the sun came out and the waves caught the light on Cox Bay in Tofino B.C., Canada.

Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas

Upon finishing this painting I believe we can say “never turn your back on World Peace” because, like the sea, World Peace is unpredictable and, if we do not have one part of our being paying attention, at all times, we can find ourselves in real trouble. We imagine we know both the sea and World Peace. We believe we can navigate these every-changing landscapes without scars, tragedy and loss. But mostly, we only think we know our shadow selves, the dark side that is within each of us and part of the collective character of humanity. We fool ourselves into believing that the horror is from elsewhere, from an “other” that is separate from us. With every wave that meets the shore, the sea demonstrates how this is not so. The land and the sea are both part of the same whole, neither is constant, neither is willingly to give in to the other. Both are changed with each moment. Yet, for brief passages of time, we can gaze at the grand view and see what is possible. We may even be comfortable and turn away from our collective struggle between the separate parts of the same whole. We forget that the land can suddenly push up from forces far below the surface and displace the sea. We ignore that the sea can be tossed in vicious storms that tear at the cliffs and topple large chunks of red dirt and stone into the waters. We tend to hang on, baffled by the interplay of our own contributions and those forces which we do not have any control. The concept of World Peace is possibly like this relationship between sea and land.

This painting is dedicated to David Sandum, a Swedish painter and print maker living in Norway. He is also the author of the award-winning memoir – I’ll Run Till the Sun Goes Down. We have been colleagues and friends for more than half a dozen years, or at least as much as one can be when living an ocean apart. The context for this painting was a dialogue we had following the latest in a series of terrorist attacks, this time it was Nice, France. The anger, bewilderment and confusion was felt bone deep. When one is a painter, there often seems to be only one thing that can be done in a situation like this – paint. So, I made a commitment to do a painting while meditating about World Peace. My next work was a large seascape from my recent travels to Prince Edward Island on the east coast of Canada. It seemed a fitting subject for this exercise.

Rolling Spring Storms Rocky Point PEI 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas

From the Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island, Rocky Point captures the imagination as this distant shore does battle with sea and sky. Our smallness is often felt before we expand with the weather and stride purposefully along the boardwalk. Bit of weather out there today, someone will likely comment. Collars of light jackets will be turned up and tightened at the neck but the smiles, they tell us one thing – spring! Spring rains. Spring greens slicing the red banks with their brilliance as they catch a break in the clouds. What is not to love in the simplicity of a moment like this?

Northeasterly Morning Strait of Georgia Mayne Island BC 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas

The cool winter light of early morning splashes with the waves in the high winds along the Strait of Georgia. Chilled to shivering, I stand transfixed. What if this were my last breath? Ah, but it would be a good one! View from Oyster Bay on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Add June 27, 2017

Charlottetown PEI Harbour, 24 x 30 inch walnut oil on wood

There is a memory of cold, stiff fingers working a brush over a surface in the early spring morning air as I stand at the edge of the Charlottetown harbour. There is a sense of knowing exactly what is before me. Then, everything dissolves into fragments and reforms – though only slightly differently, the view is of an unknown time that is somehow more familiar than the present. Place and history merge. What is left is a quick glance up Great George Street to the St. Dunstan’s Basilica from Confederation Landing in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Early Spring Morning at Miners Bay, 12 x 24 inch oil on canvas

The spring morning sky brightens all in its path including the green firs on the hill across the way. Song birds sing, grass grows and an eagle cries somewhere in the distance across Active Pass. First leaves are soft and translucent in the warm light as the blues of sea catch my breath and swing it skyward and back again. How many mornings has the Springwater Lodge, the oldest continuously operating hotel in British Columbia, seen like this one?

Early March Snow Japanese Garden Mayne Island BC, 11 x 14 inch walnut oil on gessobord

A rare walnut oil quick plein air painting sketch of the Japanese Garden in the snow.

Reaching the Japanese garden on the other side of the island, I notice that the snow has stopped temporarily in the -1 degree Celsius early March wintery weather. I gather a few photographs for a friend and then settle into paint after setting up my French Box easel in the bamboo shelter on the east side of the gardens. I paint feverously for an hour. It starts to rain and then rain and snow as I am finishing up. My toes are cold from damp wool socks from when I stepped in a puddle. By all accounts the midday light is bleak and the weather miserable. But the work is done.

This small painting sketch is a series of half finished sentences in a shorthand painting language that provides rough reminders for a later more thoughtful and larger work.

Cherry Blossoms Mayne Island Japanese Garden, 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Clouds of pink blossoms fill the morning sky with petals drifting slowly onto the garden paths. It is Cherry blossom season in Mayne Island’s Japanese Garden. The season of sakura is here! Want to go hanami?

This painting was started plein air while standing on the edge of the path in the garden for several hours and then finished in the studio the next day. As I was painting, visitors came by who have lived on the island for more than twenty years and helped in the development of this garden. The Japanese Garden was built and is maintained by volunteers with funding that comes from donations. They told me that the current design was centered around nine original cherry trees that were planted by the Japanese family who owned the land before their interment in the second world war. This garden is a way of acknowledging this part of Mayne Island’s history and helping to heal the past. For me, as a painter in the garden that day, this acknowledgment and healing is alive and ongoing. While my brushes moved quickly across the canvas, a Japanese family came by to enjoy the garden and stopped to watch me paint. The grandmother spoke only in Japanese while the two young adults quickly translated both my words and her words mixed in with conversation and observations of their own. This painting of cherry blossoms holds what is left of our shared experiences or at least as much as I was able to render on the canvas.

Added June 28, 2017

Bennett Bay Mayne Island, 12 x 16 inch plein air acrylic sketch on gessobord

Racing the morning March sun plein air painting a quick sketch at Bennett Bay on Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Late September Sun on Vulture Ridge Mayne Island BC, 11 x 14 inch plein air acrylic sketch on gessobord

Plein air painting up on Henderson Hill at Vulture Ridge is a worthy climb on September 28, 2014. Unfortunate a small correction did not happen to this work until late December 2016, resulting it a lengthy delay in the painting sketch’s release. However, the freshness of that day has no expiry date. Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada.

On Edge At Cape Bear PEI, 28 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Securing one’s footing and leaning up to the edge of a Prince Edward Island red sandstone cliff that is tipped towards the sea is a good reminder of the eternity of change.

Cape Bear is on the eastern side of Prince Edward Island and this view is located where the Cape Bear lighthouse has been moved away from the edge of the eroding shore. It was spring when I was there with moody muggy weather enhancing a natural melancholy that comes with such a simplistic view.

Cap Egmont Lighthouse PEI, 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

While standing on a narrow slip of land reaching out into the Atlantic sea it is tempting to shout “Give it back! Give all that red dirt you have swallowed back to shore!” But the sea never listens to such demands or pleas. We must accept, make adjustments. Cap Egmont Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

The Cap Egmont Lighthouse was completed in September 1884 and was recognized as a heritage place under the Prince Edward Island Heritage Places Protection Act on October 3, 2012. Severe erosion caused the lighthouse to be relocated a short distance inland in April 2000. In this painting the lighthouse is more closely positioned to its original location. The studio work follows a plein air painting session at this site during the spring of 2016.

Added June 29, 2017

Update July 3, 2017: Sold – Early Spring Dinner Bay, 10 x 8 acrylic painting sketch on gessobord

A rare sunny day that threatened showers over the afternoon as the clouds sped across the sky. Plein air painting sketch.

Dinner Bay, Mayne Island, British Columbia

Late Afternoon Georgina Point Mayne Island BC, 8 x 10 inch acrylic study on gessobord

I come back repeatedly to find the perfect day with the most perfect light. Is this it? A quick sketch to explore the quality of an early winter evening by the sea along the shores of Mayne Island British Columbia, Canada followed by a larger oil painting.

Update July 26, 2017: Sold – Winter Late Afternoon Georgina Point Mayne Island BC, 18 x 24 walnut oil on canvas

The winter’s late afternoon light drifts pass on its journey to the cloud bank quilting the Coastal Mountains. Our gaze crosses the Straight of Georgia and returns. We are called to the shore and sea as they perform a tango that is as old as as time.

Standing with the Sea at Georgina Point, 22 x 28 inch walnut oil on canvas

At first this standing with the sea is about the grey that shifts continuously in rolling spring storms. It is about a tide that seems to neither want to come in or go out. However, the weather didn’t hold long enough to complete the plein air painting and didn’t break for a couple of days. The next painting morning offers up the promised sun. I am standing before a grey-scale roughed in work with a heavy heart, squinting into the sky blues. Yes, I definitely will miss him. I look across the Strait of Georgia which seems to widen with every glance. I put up the sunshade and finish the painting. Mayne Island, British Columbia.

Added June 30, 2017 with a comment directly from the artist….

Land, seas and sky have been my longest, most enduring and greatest love. The next four paintings added to the daily website additions of paintings showing in “West to East Coast Canadian Landscapes in Paint” that opens today, are good representatives of this lasting relationship between the elements and paint on canvas.

Of all the paintings in the solo exhibitions, these ones bring to mind the abstract construct of owning land and the complexity of celebrating the 150 years of the Canadian Confederation. In order to celebrate one must, I believe, have a conversation about what it means to start counting Canada’s birthdays only from 150 years ago when people have been known to live here for about 12,000 years. In fact, Canada’s first peoples were the only ones to live here less than 500 years ago. Yet, unlike Europe, there is little surface evidence of these lives lived in harmony with the land, sea and sky (though not necessarily with each other). From more than 500 years ago, on our west coast shores, we can easily find middens, or possibly ancient clam gardens, maybe even fragments of pottery but that is about it. The land, sea and sky were altered very little by human beings for thousands of years before what we now call Canada became a country.

The Canadian government’s treatment of these first peoples is deplorable and it is a situation that is still in the progress of being appropriately acknowledged and addressed. Which means that on this 150th birthday of Canadian Federation there are also protests, and rightly so. As a white, European descendant born and raised in Canada, I have a responsibility to this land, our first peoples and to the Confederation of Canada to keep my ears, my eyes, my mind and my heart open as we celebration Canada this weekend. I may get it wrong. In fact, I am not sure how I might ever get it right but this doesn’t lessen my responsibility. I still must hold space for this conversation, because how can one claim to have a lasting love of our land, sea and sky without such? If you would like to know more about our lengthy history on this chunk of land, Goldi Productions Ltd’s website Canada’s First Peoples is a start at http://firstpeoplesofcanada.com/fp_g…/fp_groups_origins.html

Felix Jack View of Active Pass Mayne Island BC, 22 x 28 oil on canvas

There is a place on Mayne Island where you come around a corner and are gifted a few seconds of grand and splendid view. I am often surprised by its intensity and vast expanse of moving light on the islands and sea. No two sightings ever seem to be exactly the same but I have settled on one, just one, for now.

Update June 30, 2017: SOLD – The Bluffs Galiano Island, 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord

A quick plein air painting sketch while gazing over the heads of eagles and above Active Pass and the Inside Passage from The Bluffs on Galiano Island.

Westerly Winter Winds Victoria B.C., 30 x 40 inch walnut oil on canvas

Rolling storms race across the landscape with just a hint of back-lit colour in the sky. Occasionally, the fast moving clouds break to scatter light on the almost black sea and rocky shore. Winter winds push the sea relentlessly against the resistant lands. Dallas Road walkers move swiftly, hoping for a brighter tomorrow. However, I am caught at the surfs edge, transfixed by the possibilities in these moving greys, broken by long and short dashes of white. Is it today yet?

Wind Swept Murray Head PEI, 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

The violet melancholy of a late spring on Prince Edward Island has a way of emphasizing the wind swept red shores of Murray Head as it rises up and slowly slips into the sea. There are a few new leaves on the poplar trees. Summer is coming.

Murray Head is on the east side of Prince Edward Island near Cape Bear.

Added July 1, 2017 and these are the final additions to the solo exhibition post.

Out of The Fog from Malcolm Island BC, 11 x 14 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord

A thousand times the mountains appear and disappear in the fog. I stand with them. My hiking shoes slide softly over the rolling, uneven, damp rocks. My eyes never leave the far shore. The great blue heron flew. The sea lion swam close to the water’s edge. Fishing boats came and went. Still we stood, these mountains and I, daring the fog, until it gave way to our desires. I gazed at the full view, dull under the late morning filtered light. Disappointed. The magic is gone. But the plein air painting sketch is finished and its mountains appear and disappear, a thousand times.

Melancholy Seas, 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

The moody violet mauve of a west coast winter afternoon resists the temptation to become bruised and pensive. Resting lightly on our awareness it holds us well within the confines of melancholy rather than just plain old miserable. Reef Bay Mayne Island B.C.

West Point Lighthouse PEI, 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas

West Point Lighthouse is a story book gem complete with a resident ghost. Its compelling placement along the red sand shores and rather unique black and white facade give rise to fancy. West Point, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Where Despair Meets Hope Edith Point, 22 x 28 inch oil on canvas

Drowning in despair about our dissolving humanity on a particular day in early April, I made myself a promise – I shall go for a long walk and listen to the spring birds. I shall breathe in time with the waves on the sea. I shall inhale the scent of the blossoms on the breeze. I shall run my hands along the length of the arbutus trees. I shall walk until I reach the old fir out on the point. Then I shall paint. This is what a landscape painter does. Edith Point, Mayne Island B.C.

A note in closing directly from the artist:

“Thank you all kindly for joining me in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday since Confederation from the west coast to the east coast in landscapes with paint! Sometime I hope to be able to add Canada’s northern coast to this collection as then it will feel complete. For now though, this is a sampling of my ramblings and experiences from our west and east coast shores.”

It you have any comments or questions feel free to leave a comment or send a private message via email to tawelch@shaw.ca

Happy Canada Day!

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West to East Coast Canadian Landscapes in Paint solo exhibition

Canadian landscape painter Terrill Welch’s solo exhibition “West to East Coast Canadian Landscapes in Paint” opens June 30th 3-5 pm and closes on August 13th 5 pm 2017. If you are an art lover who is fond of landscapes that are alive with movement and a sense of place, this is an exhibition you will want to be sure to take in this summer.

This show is inspired by Canada 150 celebrations and Terrill’s recent travels from the southwest coast of Canada to paint on Prince Edward Island for seven weeks last spring. The contrast between the light and colour of these two coasts is most evident in this work. The paintings promise a sensory connection to land, sea and sky from one Canadian coast to the other.

With 24 works showing in a variety of sizes from very large to small painting sketches there is something for everyone to enjoy. Mayne Island, British Columbia is one of the Southern Gulf Islands and is easy to reach from either Vancouver or Victoria. Save the image below to your phone and you will have everything you need to know about the show. If you need help with figuring out how to get here, just ask and we can assist.

Browse works showing in the online gallery ahead of time HERE. Pre-sales are welcome.

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Terrill Welch landscape paintings showing in Vancouver BC

Spring, summer, fall and winter – art shows always it seems! Next up is Art!Vancouver Fair, May 25 – 28, 2017 at the Vancouver Conference Centre, East 999 Canada Place. Terrill Welch is showing her paintings with three other Canadian artists in 30 feet of booth space sponsored by Artists in Canada. More about the Art Vancouver Fair HERE.

Northeasterly Morning Strait of Georgia Mayne Island BC,  20 x 40 inch oil on canvas, is one of the paintings that will be available.

Pre-sales are always welcome and further information is available in the online gallery for this specific painting HERE.

Come by the Art Vancouver Fair and meet the artist and experience her Canadian west coast landscape paintings in person! You can save 20% on advance tickets with the code TW20 through EventBrite at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/art-vancouver-2017-tickets-26309784273?aff=eac2

The Gala Night is Thursday 25th May 2017 from 7-10 pm and this year has a Red Carpet dress code. Terrill has a few complimentary tickets for this evening event. If you would like join her, send an email request to tawelch@shaw.ca and we will get you sorted.

In other news, two more paintings have left the studio to join three other works in the home of prominent art collectors of Terrill Welch paintings.

Sold before it was ever featured on the website! Morning at Bennett Bay Beach Access, 20 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Sold! Oyster Bay Mayne Island BC with fresh snow, 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

To view all other paintings currently available click on the Artwork Archives link below for Terrill Welch’s online gallery.

And more work is coming soon as Terrill prepares for a six-week solo exhibit opening June 30, 2017 on Mayne Island  B.C. at Shavasana Art Gallery & Café. More will be available about this show later in May or early June.

If you are visiting or planning a visit to Mayne Island, studio visits are always welcome by appointment.

 

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Happy Art Easter with a Family Fun Online Art Treasure Hunt

Terrill Welch’s landscape and still life original oil paintings are treasured by all ages. This Easter weekend she has created a painting treasure hunt by hiding Happy Easter greetings in her online gallery link below with directions on how to receive your small treasure.

Direct link to online gallery https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/terrill-welch

Hint: you can use the “next” option at the top of the first painting if you are a systematic person. Or you if you prefer random chance, click on any painting and then use the back button to see the whole collection again. Either way, there are three hidden greetings in the six pages of paintings featured in the gallery. You only need to find one to proceed to finding your treasure.

The Happy Art Easter Treasure Hunt ends at noon PST on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Happy Art Treasure Hunting!

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ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

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Lighthouse Seas Trees and Snow depicted in new Canadian Landscape Paintings

From larger to small, oil paintings to painting sketch, five new works are being released. As you can see, the art studio has been a busy place since the beginning of 2017. Let’s start with the east coast of Canada first shall we?

West Point Lighthouse on Prince Edward Island is a storybook gem, complete with a resident ghost. Its compelling placement along the red sand shores and the rather unique black and white facade give rise to fancy.

West Point Lighthouse PEI 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas

View details and purchase HERE.

Now coming back to the southwest coast of Canada and starting with our gorgeous Arbutus trees rendered on a magnificent grand canvas.

The earth turns and the sun comes up. The earth turns again and the sun goes down. This is one simple measure of a day. What time will it be tomorrow morning when the first light reaches the eastern side of the island? At about what time this evening will it be too dark to safely take the compost down the stairs and under the trees at the edge of yard without a flashlight? When will the snowdrops start to bloom on the southwest side of the house? What difference does a day make, or even a few hours? These questions are possibly best answered by trees. At least, this is what I am musing about today as I continue my inner travels.

Storytelling Arbutus Tree Bennett Bay Mayne Island BC 60 x 40 inch oil on canvas

View details and purchase HERE.

To give you an idea of scale, here is a photograph taken in the warm pinkish light of the Spring Art Gala this weekend on Mayne Island. The window opening is about the same height as the painting at 5 feet tall.

It is definitely a painting a viewer can walk into, proceed down the trail and disappear into nature!

Next we have a smaller quiet seascape of Reef Bay on Mayne Island.

The moody violet mauve of a west coast winter afternoon resists the temptation to become bruised and pensive. Resting lightly on our awareness it holds us well within the confines of melancholy rather than just plain old miserable.

Melancholy Seas 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

View details and purchase HERE.

Following the winter’s late afternoon light drifts pass on its journey to the cloud bank quilting the Coastal Mountains. Our gaze crosses the Straight of Georgia and returns. We are called to the shore and sea as they perform a tango that is as old as as time.

Winter Late Afternoon Georgina Point Mayne Island BC  18 x 24 inch oil on canvas.

View details and purchase HERE.

This winter has provided the southwest coast with a series of snowfalls. Here is a rare walnut oil quick plein air painting sketch of the Japanese Garden in the snow.

Early March Snow Japanese Garden Mayne Island BC 11 x 14 inch oil on gessobord

View details and purchase HERE.

In other studio news, one very large Canadian landscape painting and two painting sketches have left the studio on adventures of their own.

Sold! Seaside Mayne Island 60 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Sold! High Winds Strait of Georgia Mayne Island BC 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch

Sold! Strait of Georgia from Cotton Park 11 x 14 inch acrylic sketch

Also, you may want to starting planning to attend spring group show in Vancouver B.C. and a solo summer show of Terrill’s paintings.

Art!Vancouver Fair May 25 – 28, 2017 at the Vancouver Conference Centre, East 999 Canada Place. Terrill Welch is the lead artist showing her paintings with three other Canadian artists in 30 feet of booth space sponsored by Artists in Canada.

Solo exhibition “West to East Coast Canadian Landscapes in Paint” at the Shavasana Art Gallery & Café, Mayne Island, B.C. from July 1st to August 15th 2017. More about this 150 year celebration of since Canada’s  confederation landscape solo show will be shared soon.

Of course, you can make an appointment to come by her studio if you find yourself on Mayne Island off the southwest coast of Canada or visit the online gallery listed below anytime.

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ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

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Happy New Year with the best 7 paintings of 2016

In 2016, there are 24 oil paintings and 32 acrylic painting sketches for a total of 56 completed works by the Canadian artist Terrill Welch. Many of these oil paintings are larger canvases and cover specific geographical areas of both the west and east coast of Canada. Most of the painting sketches were completed during a spring seven-week art trip to Prince Edward Island and remain unavailable in the artist’s private studio collection. In total, 30 paintings or painting sketches were released in 2016 and overall 15 works from the available pieces left Terrill’s studio into private collection.

The selection for the best paintings of 2016 is limited to an arbitrary number of seven works because choosing 16 for 2016 out of a total of 56 works just didn’t seem to create enough of a meaningful selection process. So here it goes, in no particular, order, the artist’s choice of the seven best paintings 2016.

On the Rocks in Tofino – 24 x 30 inch oil on Canvas. SOLD.

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

Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace – a large 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas

Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas by Canadian artist Terrill Welch August 10 2016 IMG_9055

Details and purchase information is available HERE.

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

Details and purchase information is available HERE.

Catching Waves at Georgina Point Mayne Island BC – 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

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Details and purchase information is available HERE.

Chesterman Beach Sunset – 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas. SOLD.

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Cap Egmont Lighthouse PEI 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

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Oyster Bay Mayne Island BC with fresh snow – 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

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In addition, a new curated artist’s journal  As We Breathe in hard cover and e-book has recently been published HERE in Canada and HERE in the United States.

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The coffee table book, with 77 selected painting and commentary, is Terrill Welch’s personal selection of some of the most significant moments she has rendered in paint and words between 2013 and 2016.

Happy New Year and all the best of 2017!

P.S. Terrill is completing a new solo show of West to East Canadian Landscape Paintings in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150 years since confederation.  Follow this website blog for latest show and painting release information.

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