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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Featuring Contemporary Canadian Landscape Paintings Online Gallery

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 tawelch@shaw.ca 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.

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Art of Terrill Welch Gallery is Expanding

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.

Art of Terrill Welch Gallery

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.

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Best Landscape Paintings Of The Decade 2010-2019

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…

Image of several landscape paintings selected by Terrill Welch as her favourites from the beginning of the 2010-2019 decade. Many are marked as sold

… to the end of the decade, our connection and enjoyment of these significant works of art is evident!

Image of several landscape paintings selected by Terrill Welch as her favourites from the end of the 2010-2019 decade.  Many are marked as sold

To celebrate this past decade, Terrill Welch has chosen 20 of her favourite paintings and created this short video trailer introduction! 

View these paintings in detail by clicking on each one in the Best Contemporary Landscape Paintings of the Decade 2010-2019 collection in our online gallery at https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch/collection/best-contemporary-landscape-paintings-of-the-2010-to-2020-decade

May the next decade bring more contemporary landscape painting adventures for our Canadian artist Terrill Welch! 

Happy New Year to each and everyone of you!

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Paintings of The Salish Sea

The Art of Terrill Welch Gallery opens its final show of the year with a Solo Exhibition “Paintings of the Salish Sea” November 1 – 10, 2019. The gallery will be open 11-4 Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the first weekend and Friday and Saturday on the second weekend as well as by appointment on any of the days between November 1st and 10th.

Cotton Park Evening study By Terrill Welch

During this show of smaller original works a few gift products will also be available such as 2020 calendars, greeting cards, writing journals, mugs and tote bags. These gift products are only in the gallery during this November and sometimes by special request in December. The rest of the year is dedicated to original paintings by Terrill Welch and the occasional guest artist. With the exception of the calendars, these gift products and more can also be purchased directly online worldwide in the gallery’s Redbubble store front at: https://www.redbubble.com/people/terrillwelch?asc=u
Once you reach the storefront, just click on the painting image you like and it will show you the products available for that image. Always feel free to contact us if you need any assistance.

The original painting sketches and oil paintings can also be viewed and purchased through our online gallery. We wish you all the best whether you are browsing in-person or over the internet! Questions and enquires are most welcome and we make every effort to response within 24 hours. Enjoy!

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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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Terrill Welch Gallery Spring and Summer Season for 2019

Each season of Mayne Island’s boutique Art of Terrill Welch Gallery brings something new to its personal and Canadian welcome for viewing original paintings by internationally collected landscape painter Terrill Welch. With just a wee bit of luck, we managed to capture the artist herself stepping behind and in front of the camera this spring to bring a quick overview of what is in store at the start of the 2019 spring and summer season. We hope you enjoy this short video introduction and a brief glimpse of some of her new work that is now available.

Introduction by the artist Terrill Welch to the gallery’s spring and summer season

A quick reminder for those that are unable to come to the physical gallery that available works can be viewed and purchased online 24/7 and come with a 30 day (no questions asked) satisfaction guarantee. Also, there is now a virtual gallery show that you can learn more about in the previous post HERE.

Make a Plan Today and….

Visit the Art of Terrill Welch Gallery on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada

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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