The Art of Terrill Welch Gallery is adding another gallery room to our location. This new room will allow the gallery to show both more of Terrill’s paintings and a small number of highly curated new works by other artists that we are deeply familiar with.
The new gallery space will be named the “Arbutus Room” and will be in the former Dragonfly location, owned by Vania Williams, which is moving next door. The Arbutus Room will be dedicated to west coast and Salish Sea landscape paintings.
Vania Williams will also provide sales and retail support for the Art of Terrill Welch Gallery in the new Arbutus Room. This allows the Arbutus Room to be open year-round for the same hours as the Dragonfly. This arrangement will have the advantage of keeping the accessible side entrance available to Vania’s store and protect Terrill’s sacred painting time, even with the expanded gallery showings.
The Arbutus Room is anticipated to be open sometime in April or early May. Please stay tuned while we work out the details and complete the renovations. We look forward to providing you with the same great art and relaxed, personal and informed service on this new and grander scale in the near future.
We are celebrating the past decade of contemporary landscape painting by our very own Canadian artist living on Mayne Island off the southwest coast of British Columbia. Terrill Welch exposes the mystery in an ordinary day. During the past decade 2010-2019, she completed over 300 contemporary landscape paintings. Of these, about 260 were released for purchase and 150 sold to private collectors in eight different countries.
From the beginning of the decade…
… to the end of the decade, our connection and enjoyment of these significant works of art is evident!
To celebrate this past decade, Terrill Welch has chosen 20 of her favourite paintings and created this short video trailer introduction!
The Art of Terrill Welch Gallery opens its final show of the year with a Solo Exhibition “Paintings of the Salish Sea” November 1 – 10, 2019. The gallery will be open 11-4 Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the first weekend and Friday and Saturday on the second weekend as well as by appointment on any of the days between November 1st and 10th.
During this show of smaller original works a few gift products will also be available such as 2020 calendars, greeting cards, writing journals, mugs and tote bags. These gift products are only in the gallery during this November and sometimes by special request in December. The rest of the year is dedicated to original paintings by Terrill Welch and the occasional guest artist. With the exception of the calendars, these gift products and more can also be purchased directly online worldwide in the gallery’s Redbubble store front at: https://www.redbubble.com/people/terrillwelch?asc=u Once you reach the storefront, just click on the painting image you like and it will show you the products available for that image. Always feel free to contact us if you need any assistance.
The original painting sketches and oil paintings can also be viewed and purchased through our online gallery. We wish you all the best whether you are browsing in-person or over the internet! Questions and enquires are most welcome and we make every effort to response within 24 hours. Enjoy!
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 Selection ID 248 is what you use to access my work.
Once you search, under the number will appear “View Section: Contemporary Ca…” Click on this and you will be able to view the paintings and you will see the “view in room option”.
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.