A Weekend Gallery Get Away Visit

Self browsing is available in our well ventilated Terrill Welch Gallery Pod and it is open today between 11-4 and each day through to Monday at 428 Luff Rd on Mayne Island, BC and day trips are pleasant adventures from Southern Vancouver Island to Mayne Island. Or with reservations, come to the island from anywhere for a few days during the golden days of September.

Our location is marked on Google maps and on the Mayne Island Chamber map that is a available on BC Ferries and at various location on the island. 

There are discrete road signs starting at the beginning of Wood Dale Dr. near the ferry terminal. Also, there is a detailed map with directions on our website at: https://terrillwelchartist.com/terrill-welch-gallery/

We look forward to seeing you! 

In addition, an  private viewing room provides quick online access to current paintings showing in the Terrill Welch Gallery pod for your browsing and purchasing pleasure HERE.

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ONLINE GALLERIES include –

ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches currently available

Redbubble painting and photography prints and merchandise

Seven Savvy Reasons to Purchase a Terrill Welch Painting Right Now

For every purchase, online or in person, of an original Terrill Welch painting during the opening days of Gallery Pod between September 1st and 6th there is a possible savings [NO LONGER AVAILABLE] on your purchase. The amount of your saving will be disclosed on your invoice and has been determined by chance. If you are already a collector of Terrill Welch Gallery paintings, then your art collector savings still applies in addition to our opening savings.

Seven Savvy (and slightly cheeky) Reasons For Purchasing During Our Opening Savings

One – Our home needs a (or another) Terrill Welch painting on that wall. (Of course it does!)

Two – I cancelled one of my trips for this summer. I can do this! (Sorry to hear about your trip but great idea!)

Three – With the current pace of sales for Terrill’s original paintings, the price is going to go up again soon. (Good guess!)

Four – Winter is coming and it will be nice to think about spring/summer/fall on Mayne Island. (Winter comes every year but we never like to argue with our art collectors.)

Five – Artists require our ongoing support to keep bringing us new work. (So very true this!)

Six – It is better than leaving the money in the bank because this way at least I can look at it. (Okay, we’ve heard this one many times but we will let you have it.)

Seven – Because we want to! We don’t even need a reason. (Best reason of all and happy choosing from the 125 painting choices!)

To view all available Terrill Welch Paintings online click HERE.

Tips for browsing: For ease of viewing when you open the portfolio, click on ”available” on the top right. The paintings are presented from largest to smallest. Please note that the following painting is “On Hold” already.

When visiting our physical new Terrill Welch Gallery Pod at 428 Luff Rd, Mayne Island BC, Canada please simply text or call 1 250 744 4560 or come ring the doorbell for assistance if Terrill isn’t already present.

We are open 11-4 everyday through to Tuesday September 6th for our soft opening days. Then we will be open 11-4 Thursday through Monday for the autumn shoulder season and at other times by arrangement. More about our current show is available HERE.

All the best with making your painting purchase decisions. Let us know if we can offer any assistance.

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New Mayne Island Gallery in the Woods

Once upon a time there was a Canadian contemporary landscape painter, Terrill Welch, who needed to create a new gallery space on small rural Mayne Island on the southwest coast of Canada, right in the middle of everywhere. She thought and thought and considered and then considered some more. It was the end of October 2021. The commercial space that she had rented since the summer of 2017 in Miners Bay was closing and she needed to secure a new show space for her paintings and those of the other artists she is showing with the gallery. What could she do? Commercial space was extremely limited. In a swish of inspiration during a sleepless night, she had an idea. Terrill thought “what if I was to use a small container designed for this specific purpose and placed it at the our front gate?” 

Following a faint trail of internet crumbs, she found the website of West Coast Container Homes. They were making “Office Pods” close by on Vancouver Island. One look at these and it wasn’t even a stretch to imagining a Gallery Pod. So, after a couple of design conversations with founder Adam Benning, followed by a few weeks of a special offer of paintings to the gallery’s generous art collectors, the funding was secured for this new adventure and it was scheduled for creation. With supply chains being what they are, we did have a wee bit of a delay. However, our new Gallery Pod arrived mid August 2022 and is sporting its first show. Come have a look! 

There are smaller paintings near the entrance…

Then larger paintings farther along. All of these paintings are by Terrill Welch, except the guest painting on the left in this image which is the work of fellow painter Jody Waldie.

The painting on the far wall is of a view at Trafalgar Park lookout along King George Terrace in Victoria, British Columbia. We decided it was the perfect summer painting to open the first show.

Of course, no Mayne Island inspired landscape painter would open a new gallery space without offering paintings of arbutus trees and the Salish Sea.

There it is! Our first show in our new Terrill Welch Gallery Pod is ready for your visit!

Feel free to take a candy from the mug, sign the guest book, leave your email address if you wish to receive our newsletter and take a business card to further explore our paintings online at your leisure.

The official opening is 11-4 Thursday, September 1st through Tuesday September 6th, when we will have both the Gallery Pod and the Home Studio open for walk in visitors. After the special opening days, the Gallery Pod will be open during the fall shoulder season for walk-in 11-4, Thursday through Monday or by arrangement on other days. The Home Studio will remain open by advanced arrangement or impromptu visits if it is possible. However, if you are in the neighbourhood between now and the official opening days, it is possible to visit the Gallery Pod immediately. We will turn the lights on and put the “OPEN” sign out from 11-4 each day. 

The road signs will be put up soon as well. There are directions on our website with a map for finding your way to the Gallery Pod and Home Studio at 428 Luff Rd, Mayne Island HERE. This map also shows where to find our other Terrill Welch Gallery adventure – the ISLAND TIME ART room located at 492 Dalton Dr. in the Dragonfly that is in the blue building above the ferry terminal in Village Bay. ISLAND TIME ART offers smaller original paintings and usable art such as totes, aprons, greeting cards, coasters, zipper pouches and more. Between the two locations we can offer great options to consider for your art collection and gift giving needs. 

We are totally thrilled with the outcome and so are our first gallery visitors. You will have to come see for yourself or we can do a video or FaceTime visit for you. It will be fun. Browsing is encouraged. 

Do let us know if you have any questions. We are always happy to assist. 

Thank you for your interest and all the best of today!

ONLINE GALLERIES include –

ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches currently available

Redbubble painting and photography prints and merchandise

Website: TerrillWelchArtist.com 

Additions to the Red Line Series and more

In an ambitious effort to get more of Terrill Welch’s work available to art collectors and fans during our special Gallery Pod opening offer, we have released two more paintings and two painting studies. Three of these works are in Terrill’s developing Red Line Series about the impacts of climate change on our much loved landscapes. Let’s start with the latest of these paintings first…

Artist notes: Emerald Lake is a compelling mountain location with a stunning lake below. This work started with a plein air study just as the ice was breaking up. The broken part of the red line is to leave a little bit of hope in our ability to change our behaviour in the face of the consequences from environmental impacts.

Red Line Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park by Terrill Welch, 20 x 30 inch, walnut oil on canvas.

For more details click HERE.

Next up is a small study following major atmospheric river flooding on the west coast of British Columbia last November.

Artist notes: I started from an intuitive place with no plan or sketch, just a haunting idea that comes following the recent flooding in British Columbia and the amount of debris that ended up on our Mayne Island shores. I have a very old night terror of being in a car that slides off the road over a steep bank into the Fraser River on the way to town where we lived and then starts to fill with murky water. My earliest memory of this nightmare are about the age of five and it repeated itself every few months with further embellishments right up until sometime in my mid thirties when in my dream state I somehow figured out how to get out of the sinking car and float to the surface. Then the nightmare never came back except as a waking memory now and again and when watching and reading about the flood mudslide victims.

Red Line 04, Flooding, Strait of Georgia by Terrill Welch, 9 x 12 inch walnut oil on unstretched canvas.

For more details click HERE.

Then there is this small study on paper in gouache…

Artist notes: The waves and sea move towards the shore with no visible evidence of their hidden challenges. I did this in gouache as a study on paper and it is unframed.

Red Line Study of Waves and Sea by Terrill Welch, 8.25 x 12 inches, gouache on 140 lb paper.

For more details click HERE.

There are two more Red Line paintings just about ready for release and we anticipate these to be out within the next few of weeks in anticipation of the second group of featured works in our new Gallery Pod.

For the final release this week, we have what is primarily a memory that is revisited every year or so when Terrill goes home to spend time with her parents living on a farm outside of Vanderhoof. This is a landscape of her childhood and the first that she drew and then started painting in oils when she was just fourteen years old.

Artist notes: The early morning mist filtering sunlight through the willows, poplars and cotton woods beside the Stuart River is a magical time of day and filled with years of memories.

Early Morning Mist by Terrill Welch, 16 x 20 inch, oil on canvas.

For more details and my artists notes click HERE.

We wish you all the best exploring these new releases while we are working on hanging the first show in our new Gallery Pod for you to view.

We will be opening our first show in this new space 11-4 on Thursday, September 1st at 428 Luff Rd, Mayne Island BC, Canada. More about the Gallery Pod and our opening is available in ”A Brush With Life” at: 

https://www.getrevue.co/profile/TerrillWelch/issues/a-brush-with-life-issue-111-over-the-moon-1297358

We look forward to welcoming you!

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ONLINE GALLERIES include –

ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches currently available

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New Gallery Pod Space Opening September 1st

Pssst! It is here. The Gallery Pod is sitting is on location as of Wednesday August 17th. Yes!!! We will be opening our first show in this new space 11-4 on Thursday, September 1st at 428 Luff Rd, Mayne Island BC, Canada. More about the Gallery Pod and our opening is available in ”A Brush With Life” at: 

https://www.getrevue.co/profile/TerrillWelch/issues/a-brush-with-life-issue-111-over-the-moon-1297358

We look forward to welcoming you!

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ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches currently available

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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!”

View the complete inventory of Terrill Welch’s available paintings at: 

https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch

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ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches currently available

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We Have Moved!

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

The First Location Is Now Open! Wednesday through Monday 10-5 and closed on Tuesday.

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 late August 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 paintings by other Mayne Island painters. Thank you for your continued support and ongoing patronage. We look forward to offering you our ongoing personalized art viewing and collecting opportunities.

View the complete inventory of Terrill Welch’s paintings at: 

https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch

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ONLINE GALLERIES include –

ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches currently available

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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.

Drop us a line anytime and we shall find a way to assist you.


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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 ArtWork Archive  for original paintings and acrylic sketches currently available.

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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