Happy Earth Day 2022

A note from landscape painter, Terrill Welch, for Earth Day 2022 as we feature her painting: “Conducting An Orchestra”, oil on canvas, 40 x 36 inches. More information about this west coast oil painting is available at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch/artwork/conducting-an-orchestra-terrill-welch

In her own words…

“I am a landscape painter exposing life’s mystery in an ordinary day….”

“Stripping away the human illusion of our separation from nature is at the core of my work. I have a driving need to succeed in creating bridges with my art between humanity and nature, before it is too late. This illusion extends to a presumption of a separation between land, water and sky. I explore the inter-dependency of these natural elements….”

“These works reflect my surrounding landscapes. The brushstrokes render the light, shadow, movement, smells, sounds and emotions I am experiencing in our natural world. The resulting paintings are my complete sensory experience, expressed…”

“It is a tall order for a painter with a brush, making marks on a canvas. Yet, I must try…”

“ I must keep painting until we pause before the work and weep in our knowing – without our natural world, we will no longer exist. It is my sacred work as a landscape painter to ensure that this message reaches into the hearts of humanity. This is my mission – my in-progress life’s work. Happy Earth Day 2022!”

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We Have Moved!

Yes, we have moved and will be in two unique locations going forward.

The First Location Opening Soon-

Opening April 14, 2022, the Terrill Welch Gallery ISLAND TIME ART is excited to offer modest, high-quality art gems that are available for immediate purchase or by shopping online. Our new art room will be located in the Dragonfly Gallery at 492 Dalton Drive on Mayne Island. We are very excited to accept the Dragonfly Gallery’s offer of this room. We look forward to continuing to work with Vania Williams to bring you more unique island art experiences.

Thank you everyone near and far for your ongoing support and patronage!

The Second Location –

The Terrill Welch Gallery’s new Gallery Pod will be opening at 428 Luff Rd on Mayne Island in British Columbia. Until it becomes available in July 2022, walk-in viewing is possible 10-4 at Terrill’s home studio in this location BY APPOINTMENT. You can also visit our online gallery 24/7 at: https://terrillwelchartist.com/

The Terrill Welch Gallery Pod will feature original paintings primarily by Terrill Welch with additional curated and featured locally made Mayne Island paintings by Glenda King, Jody Waldie and Jennifer Peers. Thank you for your continued support and ongoing patronage. We look forward to offering you our ongoing personalized art viewing and collecting opportunities.

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Happy New Year As We Celebrate Terrill Welch’s Top Ten of 2021

All the best of 2022 from the southwest coast of Canada! May you have time for long conversations. May you read books simply for the pleasure of it. May you view art that makes your heart sing. May you be healthy and filled with gratitude. May you lend a hand to others in their moments of less fortunate. May your creative spirit find its way into the darkest corners. May you know love, give love and be love. Happy New Year from the Terrill Welch Gallery to all our family, friends, art fans and art collectors near and far!

Today we offer you Terrill Welch’s favourite Top Ten of 2021 paintings for your viewing pleasure. Many of these works are already in private collections. Terrill Welch released 29 paintings in 2021 and 44 original works from her inventory were sold along with many reproductions. She knew this day would come but she anticipated that it would have been about five more years in the future. Fortunately, we have a healthy inventory of her work available and now represent the work of other artists that are her past students. In this way, we can keep providing the paintings that you love to add to your art collections and for viewing and sharing with others. For now though, in no particular order, are Terrill’s personal favourite paintings that were completed in 2021.

Dancing by the Water by Terrill Welch 
walnut oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches 
Available at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch/artwork/dancing-by-the-water
Saint John Point Trail by Terrill Welch. In a private collection.
walnut oil on canvas
30 x 36 inches
Liminal Time in Active Pass by Terrill Welch. In a private collection. 
oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
Rolling up on the Strait of Georgia by Terrill Welch.  
oil on canvas
36 x 30 inches
Available at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch/artwork/rolling-up-on-the-strait-of-georgia
Conducting An Orchestra by Terrill Welch. 
oil on canvas
40 x 36 inches 
Available at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch/artwork/conducting-an-orchestra-terrill-welch
Wild Seas by Terrill Welch. In A private collection.
oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches 
A Gull’s Day by Terrill Welch. In a private collection.
walnut oil on canvas
30 x 40 inches
Glenwood Farm Lookout by Terrill Welch. 
walnut oil on canvas
36 x 72 inches 
Available at: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch/artwork/glenwood-farm-lookout
Fog Lifting at the Springwater Lodge by Terrill Welch. In a private collection. 
walnut oil on linen board
11 x14 inches 

And the final selection in the Top Ten of 2021 is a painting that is part of Terrill’s Red Line Series that will bridge 2021 and 2022. 

Artist notes: Rising sea levels result in eroding shorelines and heat domes combined with low tides and atmospheric rivers filling the Strait of Georgia are just some of the challenges faced by the Salish Sea. 

“Red Line 05” by Terrill Welch. Yet to be released. Inquires welcome.
acrylic and oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches

We hope you have enjoyed this Top Ten of 2021 favourites selected by Terrill Welch of her work completed in 2021. We are looking forward to sharing more exciting contemporary landscape paintings in 2022!

All the best of the New Year!

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Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings

As the holiday season begins, we just want to say a huge thank you for your continued patronage and support. We wouldn’t still be sharing inspiring landscape paintings by our various artists without you! Here is a nod to the things we have spoken about, the things we have left unsaid, the paintings you have enjoyed and the artwork you have given a special place to in your home! Thank you, thank you and thank you again! Happy Holidays!

Please note that the Arbutus Room is open to walk-in visitors during the same hours as the Dragonfly at 478 Village Bay Road. The gallery’s original Garden Room is open by appointment only until December 23rd when it will close permanently in anticipation of our new gallery pod. The adorable and portable container pod is in production on Vancouver Island and will open in May or June 2022 here on Mayne Island at 428 Luff Rd. Stay tuned for more updates in the New Year. In the meantime, you can always find our online gallery links and what is new here or better yet, sign up for our newsletter.

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The Art of Social Distancing at the Terrill Welch Gallery in three easy steps

Need to chill for a while? Or imagine sitting by the sea, waves gently rolling in? How about a walk through the trees?

Virtual visit to the Terrill Welch Gallery

The Terrill Welch Gallery gets it! You need to remain in your own separate bubble space as much as possible for the next few weeks in order to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 virus, for your own well-being and that of your community, and yet, self care is still important. We know and we are prepared. We have received frequent reports over the years that viewing Terrill Welch’s landscape paintings has a calming effect, a sense of connection and peace. But you don’t need to take our word for it. Give it a try for yourself. Here is what you do in three easy social distancing steps:

Step One: In your own home, find your most comfortable chair and snuggle in with your favourite beverage and device. 

Step Two: Click on this link to the Terrill Welch Gallery online collections at https://terrillwelchartist.com/online-art-gallery/

Step Three: Use the “Inquire” bottom to send us a direct email to make purchase and shipping arrangements, to ask a question or make individually tailored viewing arrangements, including using an augmented reality app to view the landscape painting in your own home or see paintings in a virtual gallery. See? We told you we get it! Or if you just want to be social and say “hello” leave us a comment below or send us a private message. We are always happy to chat and share an interesting adventure about a landscape painting or three. 

Do let us know about your Terrill Welch Gallery social distancing experience. Did you have a favourite painting that you displayed on your big screen, or set up as a screen saver? Did you find one that is now being packaged up for shipping to you? Did you simply enjoy a few quiet moments, a reprieve, an ART break? We always love to hear from you and now, more than ever, we thrilled to be part of your social online community! 

Virtual hugs while we wave and keep our physical social distance… and wash our hands, frequently. We look forward to seeing you in person sometime in May with the opening of the regular summer season. Your well-being is our well-being. 

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Recently Sold Paintings by Contemporary Artist Terrill Welch

On this December 1st of 2019, we pause to reflect on the success of the Art of Terrill Welch Gallery during this past art season. The small seasonal gallery, with a year-round online presence, has had a good year. In fact, the best year so far! By the end of September this year, Terrill Welch had painted and released 23 new contemporary landscape paintings and 17 works had sold from her inventory of original works. Before a price increase takes effect next week, we thought we would share five of our favourite oil paintings that are now in the homes of art collectors and offer you the chance to browse the online gallery of current works still available.

Earth as to Sky, oil on canvas 30 x 40 Inches by Terrill Welch. Sold
Seaside Trail After The Rain, oil on canvas 20 x 16 inches by Terrill Welch. Sold
Serenity by the Sea, oil On Canvas 18 x 14 inches by Terrill Welch. Sold
West Coast Moment, oil on canvas 16 x 20 Inches by Terrill Welch. Sold
Trees I Truly See You, oil on canvas 20 x 16 inches by Terrill Welch. Sold

So there you go! Our heartfelt thanks to the art collectors of these contemporary landscape paintings for their patronage and those that have taken on stewardship and care of the other 18 original Canadian landscape paintings by Terrill Welch that also sold before the end of September…. and the ones have sold since then as well! Terrill is in the gallery’s winter studio painting as fast as she can to bring you more inspiring renderings like these in the near future. But there are still other great pieces available in the online gallery for your viewing pleasure. Do send us an inquiry if you find something to your liking! We will be happy to make arrangements to see that the work finds its way to you. So feel free to wander over and have a look at https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch

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Earth Sea and Sky Opens

Twelve of the eighteen paintings in the Art of Terrill Welch Gallery’s hottest show of the season were completed since the beginning of 2019. (Terrill Welch has completed and released 21 new works since January 1st but who is counting? 😉 Earth, Sea and Sky is a solo exhibition that is about exactly what the title describes. It is a theme that has a deep rich vein of consistency in Terrill Welch’s work and one she is not finished with just yet! The solo exhibition runs from Friday, July 12, 2019 to Sunday September 1, 2019. Two works in this show, including the “poster painting” have sold in pre-sales. Our heartfelt thanks to the art collectors who have graciously allowed these works to be shown for the opening weekend.

And here are a few images of the new show as it was freshly prepared for this weekend.

One looking towards the window and will be the first view seen as you enter the gallery…

Now for a final glimpse of the long wall beside the desk…

This is where you will leave your comments, where you are from and sign up for the newsletter that comes out every second week.

Psst! There is a DRAW for newsletter subscribers of a small painting sketch at the end of this show but you must subscribe before August 20, 2019 and have opened at least one issue to qualify. You do not need to come into the gallery to do this. You can subscribe to the newsletter right now HERE . The details for the Draw are in Issue #30 Earth Sea Sky Opens, published on Friday July 12, 2019. Good luck!

Now for the online viewing of the works in the show…

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.

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Between Here and There with Contemporary Landscape Painter Terrill Welch

From May 17th to July 7, 2019 Canadian contemporary landscape paintings from north central to the southwest coast of British Columbia will be showing at the Terrill Welch Gallery on Mayne Island. This solo exhibition is about a painter’s life that is lived in the landscape of a province rather than a city or village. From plein air painting at her parents’ farm on the Stuart River to the first leaves on the poplar trees in the Cariboo or the smoky skies near Cache Creek and all the way to linger along the islands next to the Strait of Georgia and then further to a sunset on Chesterman Beach near Tofino, her brushes move paint swiftly and precisely across the canvases. British Columbia is a diverse landscape that is explored within the integrity of place through the vision and impressions of one painter – Terrill Welch.

art gallery with contemporary impressionist landscape paintings of trees in spring and winter with snow and a seascape painting

From the richness of light through the rainforest canopy to an arbutus tree reaching over the edge of a cliff, you will be there, standing shoulder to shoulder with the painter inside the landscape.

art gallery with contemporary impressionist landscape paintings of trees in rain forest and arbutus tree reaching over a cliff towards the sea

Come on in and stay a while. This small Southern Gulf Islands art gallery looks forward to welcoming you for the first show of the 2019 season.

Guest book in small art gallery on Mayne Island in the Southern Gulf Islands.

Online viewing of the works in the show…

In other gallery news…

One of the latest paintings of the north central interior has been pre-sold from this show.

Winter Freeze Up Stuart River BC walnut oil on canvas 18 x 24
Sold! Winter Freeze Up Stuart River BC by Terrill Welch
18 x 24 inches, walnut oil on canvas

As well, another larger oil painting has sold this week and will be on its way…

Earth as to Sky by Terrill Welch
30 x40 inch, oil on canvas
Sold! Earth as to Sky by Terrill Welch
30 x40 inch, oil on canvas

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. 

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The Work Of Art

Yesterday, following a rocky ferry ride, a power outage and in the mids of winds and heavy rain, business woman, Katrina Elliot and I slipped into the Terrill Welch Gallery. A painting had been set aside months ago, waiting for her final review and consideration. She said “yes!” 

Happy Art Collector

You see, like people, my paintings have work to do. My paintings are not just a pretty face to dangle on your wall for others to admire or an accessory to balance or decorate a room. In fact, many collectors of my paintings hang the work in their bedrooms where few see them but the intended viewer. So, what is this important work that these paintings do? 

Well, like Katrina, many “Terrill Welch collectors” are leaders in fields that they are passionate about – it is demanding work, meaningful work. The risks are often high and the learning curves steep because these individuals continually reach for what is just at the edge of their ability, simply because the positive outcomes for change, in individual lives and in community, are great. It is work that will matter ten years and even a hundred years from now. These individuals give everything they have and then find that extra 10 percent. In these situations, my paintings frequently provide a focus for reflection, a chance to regroup and build resilience, an opportunity to dream and problem-solve. They provide confirmation that you are enough – just as you are. Finally and most importantly – hope. The paintings are a touchstone and buffer. They are a reminder of our ability to endure and navigate significant losses and the trials we all must face in living a full life, one that is well lived. 

We know this because firstly, it is the spirit in which the work is created and secondly, the paintings have been doing this work for so long that they excel in their partnership with the viewer to accomplish these tasks. In fact, Katrina attended and purchased her first work from my very first solo gallery show back in the mid 1990’s. Sadly, this initial painting was lost in a flood a few years ago. In 2016, wanting to replace the painting, Katrina did a google searched for me and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then she has carefully and thoughtfully added works to her “Terrill Welch collection” and I do trust and hope that these paintings will work as rigorously and hard as she does. The biggest bonus for me is that we have rekindled a friendship that now spans almost 25 years. The paintings consider this their valued-added contribution to the bottom line of life and community. The paintings can never guarantee this outcome but it is always a welcomed deliverable. As a painter, I think I love my work almost as much as the collectors and the paintings do! After all, we all have work we must do, that we cannot bare to walk away from or leave only half completed. 

So, let us congratulate “Centuries of Seasons – Heritage Road, P.E.I.” on finding the perfect home and Katrina Elliot on her new stewardship of this work. May they both thrive, give their best and always know how much they are appreciated. 

You can learn more about Katrina and Four Corners Management Consulting at https://www.4cmc.ca

Oil painting of Prince Edward Island Heritage Road showing all four seasons starting with winter, then autumn, summer and finally spring in the distance.
Centuries of Seasons Heritage Road PEI by Canadian Artist Terrill Welch

Painter’s notes about “Centuries of Seasons – Heritage Road, P.E.I.” 24 x 30 inch walnut oil on wood… 

Centuries of Seasons might be said to have begun on a drive down the Currie Heritage Road on Prince Edward Island, Canada in May 2016.

It might be said that I only trust my brushes today and not my own words and convictions. This is true, though it is not uncommon, I would think, to seek the experience of wise counsel when processing ones own experiences.

It might be said too that I have begun with the first trees I ever painted. This likely is equally true because to know a tree well enough to paint it is to spend years in its company.

It might be said that the centuries of seasons in this painting have no beginning and no ending. This too is true as we can observe that the road has worn away from years of passage over its red dirt surface.

Regardless of what might be said, this is where the painting has come to rest with its centuries of seasons.

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Earth and Water: A Conversation on Edge with artists Terrill Welch and Elena Maslova-Levin

Opening the season at the Terrill Welch Gallery is a two artist international exhibition, April 13 — May 13, 2018 on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Earth & Water: A Conversation on Edge with Terrill Welch and Elena Maslova-Levin

Sixteen landscapes. A multitude of conversations.

The timeless conversation between Earth and Water, shaping the edges of continents and islands we inhabit.

The conversation between the observer and the observed, shaping our visible reality.

And between the artist and nature, from which paintings emerge and invite the spectator to take part in the conversation.

And finally, the conversation between artists, in words and in paintings — an ongoing exchange of insights and impressions, challenges and breakthroughs.

Preview all sixteen paintings and learn more about the artists and the show HERE.

Also, a short video of the show is now available for your viewing pleasure.

On Friday, April 13th Elena Maslova-Levin and Terrill Welch will do a live video chat from the Art of Terrill Welch Facebook Page at 11:00 am PDT to open the show.

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