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

Storm Watching 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_11 003

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The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas

The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas 2012 2015 by Terrill Welch 2015_12_14 011

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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

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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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Happy New Year with the best 15 paintings of 2015

It is here? Already? How sudden it seems to have come to close this fine painting year of 2015. In the studio or roaming the seaside, hillsides and trails, the artist’s brushes have done their thing, creating just over 50 original works including 28 oil paintings and 23 acrylic painting sketches. Some of these have been en plein air and others have been rendered from reference materials and memory. Regardless of their humble beginnings, each holds a short moment of a life lived. At first, only 10 works were going to be selected for the year-end roundup. But alas, the selection resisted such refinement. So here it goes, in no particular order, the artist’s selection of the best 15 paintings and painting sketches of 2015. Happy New Year! Enjoy!

April in the Japanese Garden 11 x 14 inch acrylic painting sketch (available)

April in the Japanese Garden 11 x 14 inch acrylic painting sketch by Terrill Welch 2015_04_08 151

Bell Towers of Florence Countryside  16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)

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

Canoe Pass at Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas (sold)

Canoe Pass at Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas by Canadian artist Terrill Welch 2015_07_17 091

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)

Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 013

Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)

Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_06_18 050

June at East Point 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel board (available)

June at East Point 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel board by Terrill Welch 2015_06_25 403

Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas (available)

Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_05_13 066

Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord (sold)

Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2015_06_07 477

Point No Point Mid-storm 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas (sold)

Point No Point Mid-storm 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 137

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas mostly plein air (available)

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas plein air by Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 140

Spring Tea A Quick Study 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch (sold)

Spring Tea - a quick study 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch by Terrill Welch

The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas 2012 – 2015 (available)

The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas 2012 2015 by Terrill Welch 2015_12_14 011

Trail in the Arbutus Trees  24 x 24 inch oil on canvas (available)

TRAIL IN THE ARBUTUS TREES 24 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 246

West Coast Early Evening Winter Sea  16 x 20 inch (sold)

WEST COAST EARLY EVENING WINTER SEA 16 x 20 inch by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 253

Winter afternoon Navy Channel  11 x 14 inch acrylic sketch on gessoed panel (available)

Winter afternoon Navy Channel 11 x 14 inch acrylic sketch on gessoed panel by Terrill Welch 2015_11_28 095

In this 2015 year, a total of 25 original works has left the studio into private collections. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to highlight all of the paintings here that are loved and were purchased this year by a long and growing list of international collectors. What we DO have is a sampling of some of the best work of the 2015. In making selections, there is an attempt to represent major themes and interests of the artist as well as style trends in her work. Therefore, if you do not see your treasured painting in this list, it is not because it is not worthy of recognition. It is! And it is yours to enjoy everyday. Instead, see if you can find a painting that is similar in theme and style to the one you have on your “Terrill Welch original” art collection. It was a good year for painting and 15 is just too small a number to capture all the best works!

These paintings and painting sketches are not linked to a specific online gallery because there will be further changes in the months ahead about where work will be available. For now, the best option is to browse the online galleries listed below or contact the artist directly about a painting or painting sketch you are interested in purchasing.

Note from artist Terrill Welch:

This year would not have been possible without each of you! Your support, shout outs, cheering and collecting of paintings that inspire and connect with your own wishes and daily life are all part of the success these pieces have experienced. Thank you!  May you experience the richness of kindness, courage, love, curiosity and appreciation in abundance! All the best of 2016!

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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

Purchase information available by contacting the artist.

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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When the Creative Mind Creates a New Opportunity

The new opportunity is now passed. However, many inspiring works are still available.

Go to Terrill Welch’s online Artsy Home Gallery HERE to view her original paintings

 

Open Studio Great Room contemporary landscape paintings by Canadian artistTerrill Welch 2014_11_07 013

Sometimes Terrill Welch’s enthusiastic creativity is so incomprehensible that it creates a new opportunity. This is one of those times. During the Nov 8th & 9th online and in-person Open Studio event Terrill learned that her numbers game was so creative and unclear that no one understood what she was talking about. Since this was not her intention. This time she is keeping it straightforward.

There is a new opportunity of (no longer available) savings on original paintings in her Artsy Home online gallery until Friday November 14th midnight Pacific Time. Just click on the “Make an Offer” button located on the top right under the price for the painting you want. Then put  in the code (no longer available)  and of course, anything else you would like to say. Then send it off. This will place an email in Terrill’s personal email inbox. She will adjust the price and assist you with delivery and purchase arrangements.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need any further assistance by sending an email to tawelch AT shaw Dot ca

Our sincere apologies for any confusion experienced as part of the Open Studio event offer.

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Update Thursday Nov. 13th: Sold! Flight At Dawn – 9 x 12 inch oil on canvas is off to a lovely home in British Columbia.

flight at dawn 9 x 12 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch IMG_0812

Here is the story of this painting…

It was a sunrise early in February on the Mayne Island shores looking over the Strait of Georgia. I was standing on the shore as the light came up and danced across the water and through the mist that was leaving just a hint of the coastal mountains showing in the background. A seagull took flight and the day had begun leaving behind this minimalist canvas.

Update Friday November 14th: Sold! Blackberries Golden Plums Transparent Apple (8 x 10 inch oil on canvas) is off on an adventure that will see it traveling halfway across Canada and eventually into the U.S.

Blackberries Golden Plums Transparent Apple 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 065

Here is the story of this painting:
The days of light, seasons, colour, form and space collide within my ordered and defined sensory system. Not chaos. No not that. Only adjustments and a release from specifics. Blackberries and golden plums are my favourites. The transparent apples just happen to ripen at the same time adding a nice shape and colour for balancing a still life plate.