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.

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Three paintings in La Vida Rústica Art Show

The Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council is hosting an interesting art show this weekend on Mayne Island : “La Vida Rústica” — multi-disciplinary reflections on the rustic life. Opening Night is Friday July 29 from 7-9:30 pm  in the historic Agricultural Hall. There will be live music, spoken word and excellent refreshments. The show will then be open Saturday July 30th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday July 31st 11:00 am – 4:00 pm,  2016.

SGI Arts Council La Vida Rustica poster July 29 31 2016

These three paintings by Terrill Welch will be part of this group show with over twelve other local artists. No reason to miss out no matter where you are on this fine summer weekend. Terrill’s paintings are also available for purchase online.  So browse away from your deck chair or while wiggling your toes in the sand at the beach. Then click the “inquiry about piece” option to make your purchase arrangements. Done!

These flowers are from the Deacon Vale Farm on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada and were caught in the deep shadows of full sun on the side porch.

Always Roses 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Always Roses 24 x 36 inch  oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_07_12 187

Detailed viewing and purchase information HERE.

Squared with a Breezy Bay morning view from the deck of one of the oldest farm houses on Saturna Island British Columbia, Canada. This painting is more than a nostalgic moment. It is about a global myth and a modern-day fantasy.

Breezy Bay Morning 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas

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

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The final painting in the show, is an outdoor still life where 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 Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 140

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If you are in our physical neighbourhood, come on by! Terrill will be at the show Saturday July 30th from 2 – 4 pm. She would love to see you and show you around.

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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 June 26 2016  IMG_6679

 

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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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

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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

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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

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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 (new revisited rendering from December 2016)

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch reworked Dec 11 2016 IMG_7298

 

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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

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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

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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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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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Scent of Hyacinths new still life painting and other studio news

There is a moment when the scent of hyacinths registers. My eyes close and there is a reel of past moments cascading through my memory until I pull up the correct identification – Hyacinths, spring! Now this moment will be added to those.

SCENT OF HYACINTHS 18 x 14 inch walnut oil on wood

scent of hyacinths 18 x 14 inch walnut oil on wood by Terrill Welch 2015_03_17 033

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In other Studio news, the final preparations for “West Coast Landscape as Home” a solo exhibition of Terrill Welch paintings opening April 4, 2015 are close to complete. Very shortly, a special post exclusively for this show will be available. For now though, the art catalogue is in the mail to existing collectors, postcard announcements have been handed out and posters are up.

Also, a few acrylic painting sketches have found new homes. These works are usually not for sale but if one is to inquire sometimes they are allowed to leave the studio.

One of the recent works to slip out the door is “Arbutus tree  in ray of sun” 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessoboard (SOLD)

Arbutus tree  in ray of sun 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessoboard by Terrill Welch 2015_02_01 057

More soon with four new paintings ready to release as part of the solo exhibit.

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Catching Tumbling Red Pears – a not-so-still still life painting

New Release – TUMBLING RED PEARS
20 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch

Tumbling Red Pears 20 x 16 inch oil on canvas  by Terrill Welch 2014_08_01 030
Detailed view and purchase information at: HERE

Did you know you were going to paint these red pears tumbling out of a canvas when you saw them in the grocery store?

The painter blinks, slightly confused and unable to answer as she comes out of her painting trance – her deep practice of noticing what she sees, a seeing that uses all of her sense, a seeing that is disrupted by her memory and is enhanced by her imagination. At this moment all she can remember, all she can “see” is tumbling red pears – the ones she imagined, the ones she painted on the canvas. This is her painting of reality.

If you are interested in the background and seeing the work-in-progress for this painting it is posted on Terrill’s Creative Potager at: HERE

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Red Gate – Canadian contemporary landscape art

Released today…

RED GATE – 30 X 40 inch oil on canvas

On a rare snow day, the whites reach for colour through the fog over at the field with the red gate on Mayne Island, British Columbia Canada. Please do feel free to walk into this southwest coast contemporary landscape painting and stay awhile. The 1.5 inch edges of this work are painted and no framing is necessary.

Red Gate 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_09 014

Update July 18, 2014 : This painting is now in a private collection and no longer available.

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Bowl of Winter Fruit – still life painting by Terrill Welch

Without a doubt, it is the Canadian west coast landscape that is the primary muse of artist Terrill Welch. However this does not preclude the occasional still life painting. Most frequently these are rendered during the ripening of summer. But deep in the heart of winter there is also a spark that can whisk her brush across a canvas.

There is a roundness of shapes in the warm winter light that is drifting through the kitchen while paint remains paint.

BOWL OF WINTER FRUIT 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Bowl of Winter Fruit by Terrill Welch 2014_02_08 099

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Bowl of Winter Fruit

The warmth from the kitchen remains,

long after the light fades,

long after the fruit has been eaten,

long after winter has passed.

by Terrill Welch

bowl of winter fruit still life painting in kitchen by Terrill Welch 2014_02_05 032

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Sea Tree and Fruit – new paintings by Terrill Welch released

Three new paintings by artist Terrill Welch are now available.

The first is a large size painting that is 3 feet high and six feet long. The heavy ink blue of the dark sea rolls grand waves against the sandstone rocks as breaking clouds answer to the west coast blues. This is a large contemporary landscape painting which brings a view of the sea to any room that it is in.

WEST COAST BLUES ROLLING WAVES OYSTER BAY

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

Detailed viewing and purchase information available HERE. Also, there is extensive work-in-progress and reference background for this large work over in my Creative Potager blog post “Deep into the painting process of West Coast Blues rolling waves Oyster Bay

The second is a small 10 by 8 inch oil on canvas. I looked out the window as the sun arrived in the valley. My brushes were still out and there was a ground dry and waiting on a small canvas. Morning as it greets this fir tree is rendered for future reference.

MORNING GREETS FIR TREE STUDY

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

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The third and final release is a 12 x 12 inch oil on gessobord with a 2 inch wood cradle. Exercising a passion for colour and shadow this dramatic still life is filled with hope and possibility.No framing required and ready to hang on your chosen wall.

FRUITS OF LABOUR

Fruits of Labour 12 x 12 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2012_08_12 045

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