Each year I like to review which are my best paintings painted and released in that calendar year. Sometimes this selection is easy and other times it can be more challenging to decide. This is a more challenging review of 32 new paintings in 2022 with a wider range than usual of approaches. However, a decision has been made! I ended up choosing 10 paintings, including a diptych, and one bonus painting. (So there are 12 separate canvases in total)
Please note that many of these paintings have already sold and are in private collections. However there are still a few excellent works to choose from and, with a bit of luck, more will be coming available in 2023.
Now I am off to consider my intention for 2023 and my new series “Thriving in Place”. More soon!
Jody Waldie has a wide range of subjects rendered mostly in oils on her canvases. There is something about standing in front of one of her works that tells you that each brushstroke has been thoughtfully considered and then applied freely without constraint. I have had the pleasure of seeing her develop an artwork from sketches, colour studies and underpaintings with each stage resolving additional painting challenges that all painters must face if they want to keep developing their work.
A viewer can witness the strong bones in a finished painting of her drawing skills that underly her vision for a piece. We are fortunate to currently have three of her paintings showing between the two Terrill Welch Gallery spaces.
ISLAND TIME ART is showing “Autumn Bouquet” and
“Strawberry in Sunshine”
in the physical art room and online HERE until October 17, 2022.
In addition, the Terrill Welch Gallery Pod has the pleasure of hosting the guest painting “Winter Walk on Glen Echo Trail” by Jody Waldie in the physical gallery and online HERE until October 3, 2022.
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.
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!
“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:
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:
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.
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.
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!
Learn more about our current gallery shows. View and purchase online contemporary landscape paintings by Terrill Welch, Jennifer Peers, Glenda King, Jody Waldie and Annerose Georgeson at: https://www.artsy.net/terrill-welch-gallery
Your safety and well-being is important to us. Stay well and still view and collect the art you love.
OPEN by Appointment (2 people at a time maximum, masks required, hand sanitizer available, stay six feet apart). Call/ text c. 250.744.4560 or email email@example.com in order to view both rooms of the gallery. The Arbutus Room is also open without an appointment, with the same protocols in place, when the neighbouring business the Dragonfly is open.
Our gallery program brings extraordinary connections to ordinary moments in our natural landscape. Our artists encourage you to see with more than your eyes. These artworks invite you to feel as if you are there, nature and humanity thriving in partnership. The Terrill Welch Gallery opened in August 2017 on a serene island off the southwest coast of Canada. Our Mayne Island art gallery is a day excursion by ferry from either Vancouver or Victoria, British Columbia (once non-essential travel is again recommended). Since opening, the gallery has more than doubled its physical gallery exhibition space and online reach. Our gallery founder, Terrill Welch, has been bringing art collectors and landscape paintings together for over 30 years.
The Art of Terrill Welch Gallery is adding another gallery room to our location. This new room will allow the gallery to show both more of Terrill’s paintings and a small number of highly curated new works by other artists that we are deeply familiar with.
The new gallery space will be named the “Arbutus Room” and will be in the former Dragonfly location, owned by Vania Williams, which is moving next door. The Arbutus Room will be dedicated to west coast and Salish Sea landscape paintings.
Vania Williams will also provide sales and retail support for the Art of Terrill Welch Gallery in the new Arbutus Room. This allows the Arbutus Room to be open year-round for the same hours as the Dragonfly. This arrangement will have the advantage of keeping the accessible side entrance available to Vania’s store and protect Terrill’s sacred painting time, even with the expanded gallery showings.
The Arbutus Room is anticipated to be open sometime in April or early May. Please stay tuned while we work out the details and complete the renovations. We look forward to providing you with the same great art and relaxed, personal and informed service on this new and grander scale in the near future.
We are celebrating the past decade of contemporary landscape painting by our very own Canadian artist living on Mayne Island off the southwest coast of British Columbia. Terrill Welch exposes the mystery in an ordinary day. During the past decade 2010-2019, she completed over 300 contemporary landscape paintings. Of these, about 260 were released for purchase and 150 sold to private collectors in eight different countries.
From the beginning of the decade…
… to the end of the decade, our connection and enjoyment of these significant works of art is evident!
To celebrate this past decade, Terrill Welch has chosen 20 of her favourite paintings and created this short video trailer introduction!