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

 

SOLD! 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

 

SOLD! 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

 

SOLD! 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

 

Sold! 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

 

SOLD! Morning Greets Fir Tree Study  10.0 x 8.0 x 0.75 inches

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.

 

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

Redbubble photography and painting prints and merchandise

Work in progress BLOG –

Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

 

Sky and Sea in three west coast contemporary landscape paintings

These three recent paintings are mostly sky with the sea playing an important but supporting role in the landscape composition. Due to the similarity of subject and the orientation of the viewer, they are being released together.

The first contemporary landscape painting captures dusk on the winter west coast of Canada sea with clouds washed in colour.

ALMOST HOME 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

Almost Home 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 104

Detailed view and purchase information HERE.

The second painting tells the story about how the fog has been hesitant to raise her skirts resulting in a poem to accompany the work.

PROMISE

The fog has been hesitant to raise her skirts
much above her knees on the island ridges.
We can’t really blame her.

After all, we have been gawking without shame,
seeking even the tiniest glimpse of blue sky and
sunlight between her cottony ruffles.

Today though,
within the deep winter quiet,
we are given brief moments of reprieve
from her dowdy grey garments.
It was not a dazzling display
but enough to leave us momentarily content,
hopeful even.

PROMISE 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

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

Detailed view and purchase information HERE.

The third and final painting renders a  storm as it breaks in the late afternoon sky leaving behind a rainbow mountain and pink sky.

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN PINK SKY 16 X 20 oil on canvas.

Rainbow Mountain Pink Sky 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_03 085

Detailed view and purchase information HERE.

Each painting has been approached to bring you into the landscape, experience its fullness and moment of wonder. Their simplicity of structure is purposeful and a deliberate intention to ask for your pause and reflection on the landscape as you pass through a time of contemporary busyness.

Detailed views and purchase information for all paintings by Terrill Welch currently available are in my online Artsy Home Gallery HERE.

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

Artsy Home for most original oil paintings currently available

Redbubble for most photography prints

Working in progress BLOG –

Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

Seven Tips for Buying Original Paintings

What are you going to put on those walls? – Seven considerations when buying an original painting.

Homes and offices are places we spend a lot of our life. We want and need them to serve us well. The walls and what we put on those walls are a big part of being in that space. At some point many of us feel we are ready to add a piece or two of original art work. But where do we begin?

I often get asked for advice about what to consider when buying original paintings. This is not an easy position to be in as an artist. However, I get that you want to know that you are making a good decision. Original work can be an expensive purchase and I appreciate that you want to make sure you are making the best choice. So here are my seven considerations for when you are buying an original painting.

1. Buy what you love. Yes, a painting can be considered an investment but that should not be the primary reason it is enhancing your walls. Many times paintings do substantially increase in value but there is always a possibility that they won’t. When considering the purchase of an original painting, I want you to imagine being able to enjoy the work for the rest of your life. You just can’t take your eyes off it!

2. Think about where the painting is going to “live.” What room will it be in? What will it add to this room? What purpose is the painting going to serve? For example, I often suggest a seascape on a wall where I feel the room needs opening up or some movement. Conversely, I will suggest a dense forest painting on a wall that needs more of a feeling of warmth or privacy. However, sometimes we just fall in love with a work and will create or organize a room or space to enjoy its company – which takes us back to consideration number one.

3. Stick to your budget with creative vigor. No one needs to be art poor. However, there is usually a way to have a few carefully chosen original pieces in your possession. First, decide on your budget. Next decide if you need to save for your painting or if you are ready to purchase now. If you are saving for an original piece, can you buy a card or a small print of the artist’s work to help focus your intention? This is a great way to support an artist and a successful strategy to eventually being able to purchase an original painting. I now have collectors of my work that started in this very way. Also, if there is a specific painting you just can’t live without but it is beyond your current budget – ask about purchasing on lay-away. I have done this with many buyers on what I call a three-payment-lay-away-plan. The buyer makes 3 equal payments on pre-agreed dates and when the final payment is made they take the painting home. Finally, consider making the artist a fair offer within your budget. Pricing is of art work partially subjective and many factors are taken into consideration. I have been known to accept a reasonable offer below a ticket price simply because I knew the work was going to be appreciated. Often, I make a counter offer that adds value without reducing the price significantly such as delivering and helping to hang the painting or paying for part of the shipping costs. Or I will add in my art book or calendar that also features the work. I have even included a magazine where a painting the buyer was interested in purchasing was on the front cover. You may even want to remember to ask if your work has been featured anywhere. These are fun additions for both buyer and the artist.

4. Ask to take the painting home on trial. Sometimes it is just too hard to decide if a painting is right for your home or office space. You are almost sure but you need to “see.” Many artists and galleries will let you take a painting home on trial for a few days. You pay for the painting by cheque or by leaving credit information and it is not processed unless you go through with the sale. Further, with online purchases of my original paintings I offer a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase it will be fully refunded when, at the buyer’s expense, the painting is returned to me unharmed within 30 days.

5. Know the quality of what you are buying. By this I mean the physical quality of the products used to create the painting. For example, I use premium quality canvas or mounted boards and good quality water-miscible oil paints. Sometimes artists, out of necessity, will use economy grade or poor quality materials such as much appreciated Canadian artist Emily Carr (December 13, 1871 – March 2, 1945). If it is not obvious what was used – ask. A painting, on good quality material and using good paint, should offer more than one life time of enjoyment. However, poor quality products can be fragile and a painting will need extra care for preservation. You still may choose to buy it but it is best to know ahead of time the quality of the materials used.

6. Take your time. Be prepared to wait for “your painting.” I have often told this to patrons of my work. It has sometimes taken months and even years until “their painting” was painted. The deep smile of knowing “this is the one” is worth the wait. Of course some buyers become collectors and they have purchased a handful of paintings. For some reason it seems to get easier after the first purchase.

7. If you don’t see exactly what you want ask about commissioning a piece. I have only one word of caution. Do not ask the artist to paint something just like the one that is for sale only in colours to match your couch. I once had a buyer do this and my response was “have you considered buying a new couch to go with the painting?” Also, not all artists do commissioned work. This is always a good first question to ask before making a request. Sometimes you may be looking for a larger or smaller piece than what is being exhibited and the artist will have what you are looking for in their inventory. Ask for what you want because you just might be able to get it.

So there you have it. Now, what are you going to put on those walls?

Terrill Welch’s work can be viewed and purchased through several venues. These listings are provide for your convenience.

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

NEW Xanadu Studio Gallery for large original paintings

Artsy Home for most original oil paintings currently available

Local Mayne Island VENUES –

Bennett Bay Bistro – large original oil paintings

Green House Restaurant – small original oil paintings

Latest SOLO EXHIBITION –

Oceanwood Inn –  STUDY OF BLUE, opened June 30, 2011 and closed July 27, 2011, Mayne Island. As of February 2012, only 4 of the 15 paintings shown are still available for purchase.

Working in progress BLOG –

Creative Potager – first place new work is unveiled. Subscribe to stay current.

CONTACT THE ARTIST DIRECTLY

If desired, original work  can often be purchased directly from Terrill Welch. Please contact Terrill for personalized service.