Mayne Island Landscapes Small and Large at the Terrill Welch Gallery

Be it sea, sandstone, shorelines or sky, Mayne Island landscapes continually inspire Canadian painter Terrill Welch. The Mayne Islands Landscapes Small and Large show opened October 6th and will close November 19th 2017.

A video tour of Terrill’s landscape oil paintings and acrylic sketches  is available on YouTube at

The gallery is warm and cozy on these cooler fall days and is a lovely browse for art lovers in the village area of Miners Bay on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada.

 

We look forward as always to hosting you!

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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ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

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OPEN Terrill Welch Gallery

Current show August 4 – 27: “Reaching Shore” features the seascapes of internationally collected Canadian artist Terrill Welch.

With over 100 paintings in private collections around the world in less than eight years, the next step for the independent artist was obvious – she has opened her own bricks and mortar gallery with a strong online presence.

The gallery is located at 478 Village Bay Rd in Miners Bay

Mayne Island, B.C., Canada

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays 11 – 4

From early spring to late fall.

And by appointment at other times of the week and year.

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.

Our Focus – A Brush with Paint.

Our Art – Brings you moments during an ordinary day, rendered with distinction.

Our Reach – Features Canadian landscape painter Terrill Welch and occasionally, paintings by other internationally collected artists.

Our Collectors – Have a deep personal appreciation for each piece in their collection.

Come in, take your time, enjoy!

Terrill Welch landscape paintings showing in Vancouver BC

Spring, summer, fall and winter – art shows always it seems! Next up is Art!Vancouver Fair, May 25 – 28, 2017 at the Vancouver Conference Centre, East 999 Canada Place. Terrill Welch is showing her paintings with three other Canadian artists in 30 feet of booth space sponsored by Artists in Canada. More about the Art Vancouver Fair HERE.

Northeasterly Morning Strait of Georgia Mayne Island BC,  20 x 40 inch oil on canvas, is one of the paintings that will be available.

Pre-sales are always welcome and further information is available in the online gallery for this specific painting HERE.

Come by the Art Vancouver Fair and meet the artist and experience her Canadian west coast landscape paintings in person! You can save 20% on advance tickets with the code TW20 through EventBrite at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/art-vancouver-2017-tickets-26309784273?aff=eac2

The Gala Night is Thursday 25th May 2017 from 7-10 pm and this year has a Red Carpet dress code. Terrill has a few complimentary tickets for this evening event. If you would like join her, send an email request to tawelch@shaw.ca and we will get you sorted.

In other news, two more paintings have left the studio to join three other works in the home of prominent art collectors of Terrill Welch paintings.

Sold before it was ever featured on the website! Morning at Bennett Bay Beach Access, 20 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Sold! Oyster Bay Mayne Island BC with fresh snow, 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

To view all other paintings currently available click on the Artwork Archives link below for Terrill Welch’s online gallery.

And more work is coming soon as Terrill prepares for a six-week solo exhibit opening June 30, 2017 on Mayne Island  B.C. at Shavasana Art Gallery & Café. More will be available about this show later in May or early June.

If you are visiting or planning a visit to Mayne Island, studio visits are always welcome by appointment.

 

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Happy Art Easter with a Family Fun Online Art Treasure Hunt

Terrill Welch’s landscape and still life original oil paintings are treasured by all ages. This Easter weekend she has created a painting treasure hunt by hiding Happy Easter greetings in her online gallery link below with directions on how to receive your small treasure.

Direct link to online gallery https://www.artworkarchive.com/artwork/terrill-welch

Hint: you can use the “next” option at the top of the first painting if you are a systematic person. Or you if you prefer random chance, click on any painting and then use the back button to see the whole collection again. Either way, there are three hidden greetings in the six pages of paintings featured in the gallery. You only need to find one to proceed to finding your treasure.

The Happy Art Easter Treasure Hunt ends at noon PST on Monday, April 17, 2017.

Happy Art Treasure Hunting!

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Mayne Island Arbutus Trees and High Seas Paintings

Recent weeks have been productive, resulting in three new and two revisited works.

Northeasterly Morning Strait of Georgia Mayne Island BC – 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas. The cool winter light of early morning splashes with the waves in the high winds along the Strait of Georgia. Chilled to shivering, I stand transfixed. What if this were my last breath? Ah, but it would be a good one! View from Oyster Bay on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada.

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Details and purchase information is available HERE.

High Winds Strait of Georgia Mayne Island BC – 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch. Some days there is a wild dance between the sea and the wind along the Strait of Georgia. A quick acrylic painting sketch simply to enjoy the interaction.

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Update: February 25, 2016: This painting is now sold.

Late Afternoon Georgina Point Mayne Island BC – 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch. I come back repeatedly to find the perfect day with the most perfect light. Is this it? A quick sketch to explore the quality of an early winter evening by the sea.

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Details and purchase information is available HERE.

Late September Sun on Vulture Ridge Mayne Island BC – 11 x 14 inch plein air acrylic sketch. Plein air painting up on Henderson Hill at Vulture Ridge is a worthy climb on September 28, 2014. Unfortunate a small correction did not happen to this work until late December 2016, resulting it a lengthy delay in the painting sketch’s release. However, the freshness of that day has no expiry date.

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Details and purchase information is available HERE.

Arbutus on Mt. Parke – 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas. Morning lifts heavy mist from the highest places while the sun dances cheek-to-cheek with the late October shadows. As these arbutus trees extend themselves in prayer, angels dissipate into the warmth gathering on top of the Mayne Island Mt. Parke ridge.

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Details and purchase information is available HERE.

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ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

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Catching Waves with New West Coast Painting Release

There is a brisk northwesterly wind stirring up the Salish Sea in the bright autumn sun. I step carefully down the sandstone trail to the shore below the lighthouse at Georgina Point. Looking out across the Strait of Georgia, it seems that the best thing to do is to catch a few waves.

New Release – Catching Waves at Georgina Point Mayne Island BC – 30 x 40 inch oil on Canvas.

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In other studio news, one painting and two painting sketches have recently left the studio….

Sold! Bell Towers of Florence Countryside – 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Bell Towers of Florence Countryside  16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_08_02 062

Sold! Arbutus Outlook Mayne Island B.C. – 16 x 12 inch acrylic sketch

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And Sold! Westerly Winds Coming Ashore – 8 x 10 inch plein air acrylic sketch

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To view current work that is available, click the online gallery link  HERE.

In addition, a reminder that the solo show of large landscape paintings at the Emily Carr Branch of the Greater Victoria Library continues until the end of October.

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ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

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Large Painting of Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace

A painter can sometimes keep it simple and say that the painting painted itself. On occasion, this may even be the case. But not for this 40 x 60 inch canvas. It came with intentions that were sparked by a conversation with David Sandum, a Swedish painter and print maker living in Norway. He is also the author of the award-winning memoir I’ll Run Till the Sun Goes Down. We have been colleagues and friends for more than half a dozen years, or at least as much as one can be when living an ocean apart. The context for this painting was a dialogue following the latest in a series of terrorist attacks, this time it was Nice, France. The anger, bewilderment and confusion was felt bone deep. When one is a painter, there often seems to be only one thing that can be done in a situation like this – paint.  So, I made a commitment to do a painting while meditating about World Peace. My next work was a large seascape from my recent travels to Prince Edward Island. It seemed a fitting subject for this exercise. Here is the resulting canvas from  these painting meditations that took me several sessions….

Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace – 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas

Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas by Canadian artist Terrill Welch August 10 2016 IMG_9055

Details and purchase information available HERE.

In David Weale’s book, Whatever You Say – The talk of Islanders 1975-2005, he tells us about a mother on the North Shore of Prince Edward Island who use to warn her children to never to turn their back on the ocean. Upon finishing this painting, I believe we can also say “never turn your back on World Peace” because, like the sea, World Peace is unpredictable and, if we do not have one part of our being paying attention, at all times, we can find ourselves in real trouble. We imagine we know both the sea and World Peace. We believe we can navigate these every-changing landscapes without scars, tragedy and loss. But mostly, we only think we know our shadow selves, the dark side that is within each of us and part of the collective character of humanity. We fool ourselves into believing that the horror is from elsewhere, from an “other” that is separate from us. With every wave that meets the shore, the sea demonstrates how this is not so. The land and the sea are both part of the same whole, neither is constant, neither is willingly to give in to the other. Both are changed with each moment. Yet, for brief passages of time, we can gaze at the grand view and see what is possible. We may even be comfortable and turn away from our collective struggle between the separate parts of the same whole. We forget that the land can suddenly pushes up from forces far below the surface and displace the sea. We ignore that the sea can be tossed in vicious storms that tear at the cliffs and topple large chunks of red dirt and stone into the waters.  We tend to hang on, baffled by the interplay of our own contributions and those forces which we do not have any control. The concept of World Peace is possibly like this relationship between sea and land.

When we focus in on the details, we experience how the landscape disappears and can reshape itself into something much less recognizable.

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What, at a distance, seemed solid and full of substance can become fluid, overlapping brushstrokes, loosely shaping the moving water and drifting sand dunes.

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This painting is of an extraordinary place called Blooming Point in Prince Edward Island, Canada and it is a meditation about World Peace – holding the space, brush stroke by brush stroke, with all its complexities. Thank you David Sandum for your spark of inspiration and your frank thoughtfulness on this subject and so many others. This painting is dedicated to you.

Update Sept 7, 2016: Currently showing at the Farm Gate Store on Mayne Island, B.C..

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West Coast Canadian Landscape Painting of Cox Bay Tofino BC

This latest landscape painting of west coast waves by Canadian artist Terrill Welch was started during a live painting session at her solo show a couple of weeks ago.

Sea and Surf Cox Bay Tofino BC 24 x 48 inch oil on canvas

Sea and Sun Cox Bay Tofino BC 24 x 48 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch July 15 2016 IMG_7138

Further details and purchase information available HERE.

Not many works were available for purchase at this solo show as it mostly displayed recent painting sketches from Prince Edward Island and are being kept as part of the artist’s reference work. However, there were two west coast painting sketches that left with visiting art collectors. These were as follows:

Sold! Inside Passage Navy Channel 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord

Inside Passage Navy Channel 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch by Terrill Welch 2016-03-05 IMG_9159

Sold! Winter Afternoon Navy Channel 14 x 11l inch acrylic sketch on gessobord

Winter Afternoon Navy Channel 14 x 11 inch acrylic sketch on gessoed panel plein air by Terrill Welch 2015-11-28 IMG_8650

If you would like there is a short video from the show…

What is next? A large 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas is in progress. The working title is Blooming Point – a meditation on World Peace. More about this painting will be posted as it is completed. In the meantime, feel free to browse the online galleries listed below to view and purchase current available paintings or prints….

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ArtWork Archive original paintings and acrylic sketches

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Large Terrill Welch landscape paintings showing at Massey Gallery in Victoria

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s  Massey Gallery  shows new work in their rental/sales program from April 28 to May 22, 2016. These three large Terrill Welch  coastline, seascape oil paintings are available as part of this group show for the rental/sales program. Detailed viewing and purchase information is available for each painting in the artist’s online gallery, along with contact information for the AGGV program.

Storm Watching 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

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For further details including purchase information click  HERE.

The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas

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For further details including purchase information click  HERE.

West Coast Blues rolling waves Oyster Bay 36 x 72 inch oil on canvas

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

For further details including purchase information click  HERE.

The Massey Gallery is open during regular AGGV at 1040 Moss St. in downtown Victoria B.C.

Also in studio news, two new seascapes completed in March 2016 featuring Tofino, British Columbia :

New release! On the Rocks in Tofino 24 x 30 inch oil on canvas

Update May 4, 2016: This painting has now sold as well!

On the Rocks in Tofino 24 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-03-30 IMG_2079

A visceral impact of sea on rocks move the body into the seascape with energy released in unison. Tofino, part of the wildest of the west coast in southern Canada, demands our respect, gratitude and fearless appreciation for all that is alive. Without compromise, we breathe.

Sold! Chesterman Beach Sunset 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Chesterman Beach Sunset 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-04-01 IMG_2064

Those last moments before dark when broken promises are forgiven. Though less than perfection, it is okay and going to be alright. Sleep will come easy even as the rains come. Chesterman Beach in Tofino, British Columbia Canada.

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Terrill Welch’s Open Art Studio November 14th and 15th 2015

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Welcome to Terrill Welch’s Annual Open Studio Event

ORIGINAL OIL PAINTINGS, ACRYLIC SKETCHES, GREETING CARDS, CALENDARS, TOTE BAGS, PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS AND MORE

Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th

From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

At 428 Luff Rd (off of Bowsprite Cres. near the end of Wood Dale Drive)

Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada

Open Studio preparations for Nov 14 and 15 by Terrill Welch

This year’s theme is “West Coast Waves” and there is also a 2015 calendar  by the same title. These recent paintings include my much loved Mayne Island, Point No Point and French Beach on Vancouver Island, Cannon Beach in Oregon, Howard Creek and the Arena Lighthouse in Northern California. Each work has a unique sense of place and time bringing you to the shore of the Pacific Ocean every time. I have a few of these calendars available at the event or they can be viewed and ordered online in my Redbubble storefront HERE.

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For more information about the Open Studio or to make an appointment to visit on another day click HERE for Terrill’s contact information.

As usual, this is a double event with both a physical and online component. If you prefer or you are not able to come by the studio at this time, here are some links for online browsing:

Terrill Welch’s Online Gallery for most original oil paintings currently available.

Terrill Welch’s Redbubble Storefront for most photography and painting prints and merchandise.

A heartfelt thank you to all of my fans and discerning collectors who have invested in an impressive number of my paintings this year. It is always a joy to connect, share and celebrate the creative process of ordinary living. Enjoy!

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.