Each season of Mayne Island’s boutique Art of Terrill Welch Gallery brings something new to its personal and Canadian welcome for viewing original paintings by internationally collected landscape painter Terrill Welch. With just a wee bit of luck, we managed to capture the artist herself stepping behind and in front of the camera this spring to bring a quick overview of what is in store at the start of the 2019 spring and summer season. We hope you enjoy this short video introduction and a brief glimpse of some of her new work that is now available.
A quick reminder for those that are unable to come to the physical gallery that available works can be viewed and purchased online 24/7 and come with a 30 day (no questions asked) satisfaction guarantee. Also, there is now a virtual gallery show that you can learn more about in the previous post HERE.
Make a Plan Today and….
Visit Art of Terrill Welch Gallery from the May to September long weekends on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11-4. Or better yet, make an appointment for a private viewing anytime of the year at 478 Village Bay Rd., Mayne Island, B.C., Canada.
We know it is always great to visit the Terrill Welch Gallery on Mayne Island off the southwest coast of British Columbia, Canada. But what is one to do when this is not an option? We have been musing about this and have come up with an alternative experience beyond viewing works in only the online gallery. Have you ever seen a 3D gallery show? Have you ever used augmented reality or AR to try a Terrill Welch original painting out, to scale, on the walls in your own space before deciding to purchase? Well now you can!
Please note, this new technology is not meant to replace our current website and online gallery or physical gallery. This opportunity is intended to offer another value-added advantage to our fans and collectors of “Terrill Welch” original paintings by providing an online visual size-reference for both the work itself and also for the space you are considering placing it.
3D Virtual Gallery Solo Exhibition
A few hints before you enter the 3D virtual gallery:
A laptop or tablet seem to give the best viewing experience but several people tested the gallery using their phones and enjoyed the experience as well.
Once you “enter” the exhibition it may take a few seconds to load.
Small movements in the gallery with cursor or finger have a big impact. So take it slow until you get the hang of the space.
You can move around the gallery at will or you can have a guided tour. The guided tour doesn’t give you much of a feel of scale but it does show you all the work individually.
To see a work in detail and access information about it just tap or click on the painting. On the right, there is an “i” in the row of options that you can click for more information about a piece.
When you are done looking at a specific painting you can scroll left or right or hit the “x” at the top right to exit and again move around in the gallery space.
General instructions are also available at the websiteHERE.
What you see should look something like this….
If this is what you see, you are in the right place to enter. On my iPand and iPhone I need to touch the image to enter. Then once you enter, there will be instruction on the upper right on how to navigate the virtual gallery. Once you have it figured out just hit the “x” to get it out of the way.
Go ahead, have a look around.
If you see something you like, zoom in.
Click the “i” for information and it will then have a link to click for price and to make an inquiry. There you go!
Augmented Reality Viewing
Now let’s move on to the second aspect of this grand new adventure. Right now there are the 24 paintings, those that are in the solo exhibition above, available for viewing in your own home or office space using the KUIO augmented reality app. However, I can add other paintings by special request and as needed.
A few hints before you try using the augmented reality technology:
Start by clicking on “get app” in the link provided HERE (you don’t need to “register”. That is for the Artist or Gallery to set up an exhibition)
Once you have the app installed on either your phone or IPad, the exhibition number is 184111 for access to my work.
But first you will need to download and print the “marker” as this is what allows the technology to display the paintings in the correct size. Instructions will be provided to walk you through this step. One “marker” for all the paintings. You don’t need a different marker for each painting.
You can either use your phone or your iPad to view or take a photo of the painting in the desired location in your room. Have fun and if you have the time, we would love to hear what you think.
KUNSTMATRIX is the developer for both the 3D gallery space and the augmented reality and is based in Berlin, Germany. We suspect this technology will become more streamlined and fine-tuned over time and in a couple of years we will simple take it for granted. For now though, it is kind of exciting to be on the developmental edge of its implementation.
What can we say?… as we make three copies of everything for the International Customs declarations. Since the painting is jury selected for this show, we think we will just have to do our best to get the work there, even though it means a trip to Victoria B.C. for Fedex shipping. It should be, with a bit of luck, at the New York City Gallery, in preparation for the show, by Friday, March 22, 2019!
The Equinox Exhibition in New York, New York
is April 4 through April 26 2019
If you happen to be in the area or have friends who might be interested,
the NYA Gallery in TriBeCa is open 12 – 5 pm everyday at:
7 Franklin place, New York, NY 10013
Also, the Opening Night is April 4th from 6-9 pm and the link for eventvite tickets are HERE.
Just to add to the fun, there is a “sister painting” to this one which is available for viewing by appoint at the Terrill Welch Gallery’s winter studio during the same time as the Spring Equinox show at the NYA Gallery.
A coast to North American coast, reaching between two neighboring countries with two Terrill Welch paintings seems like a perfect way to start the Terrill Welch Gallery Spring season to me! What do you think?
In other Terrill Welch Gallery news – Sold!
The Terrill Welch Gallery congratulates the art collector who added this large contemporary Canadian landscape oil painting to their collection over the past couple of weeks.
The small study for this larger work refused to be left behind! So the two works will remain together in the same art collection.
Notes from the painter herself:
“A place where sea, shore, trees and home rest in harmony at the entrance to Active Pass on Mayne Island in British Columbia. There is just the right combination of resolve, peace, strength and resiliency present to fortify ones dignity and respect. It is a place where one’s inner and outer worlds seem seamless and glorious.”
Choosing the right space for a painting is always an interesting challenge. We had the opportunity to exercise my “visiting rights” of another large work in the same art collector’s home while we hung the new painting. This earlier painting is across from an open staircase and allows the viewer to see it easily at various heights from up and down the stairs as well from various locations in the open plan room. The ability to basically shift the viewers perspective from sitting to standing, depending on where they are on the stairs works extremely well.
Have you ever considered how art work in your rooms will be mostly be viewed?
Will people be transitioning from one room to another?
Will they often be sitting on chairs or sofas?
Is it a standing working area or an entrance?
Does the work require a brief glance to “get it” or does it require time to study and contemplate?
What is the work’s purpose in the room?
Does the work calm or energize?
Is the art of significance by itself or has it been paired to support other decorative aspects of a room? Or both?
Just a few quick thoughts to bring to your art collecting mindset when choosing where to hang a painting. Maybe these questions will lead to a whole shift of the art in your home or office? A fresh review of the work possibly?
Note: normally we don’t want to hang an original painting above a fireplace. In this case the fireplace is highly functional and as well as seldom used, leaving the painting at minimal risk of damage.
Happy Spring from the Terrill Welch Gallery to YOU!
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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!
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!
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.
Directions to visit (along with days and hours open) the Terrill Welch Gallery in-person are available HERE.
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.
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.
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.
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 TheStation 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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