Notes from the painter: “To stand quiet and alone with these arbutus trees during a late summer morning is to find the spirit of the place, resting next to my bones with the slow beat of my heart keeping time with their gentle rhythm.”
SOLD This Past Week
In October, this large 40 x 30 inch work left the gallery for a trial visit. However, the art collector had a challenging location and the painting didn’t work in that first desired location. But rather than giving up, she tested in another location… and then another location. The third time was charmed. We saw a sneak preview Last week and believe “When I am Among the Trees” will be most happy there, doing its job of taking the viewer for a walk through the trees into the spirit of the place. And so another large landscape painting leaves Mayne Island, and crosses the Strait of Georgia, for a more urban adventure.
We wish you all the best of the holiday season and look forward to seeing in the New Year, if not before!
We know it is always great to visit the Terrill Welch Gallery on Mayne Island off the southwest coast of British Columbia, Canada. But what is one to do when this is not an option? We have been musing about this and have come up with an alternative experience beyond viewing works in only the online gallery. Have you ever seen a 3D gallery show? Have you ever used augmented reality or AR to try a Terrill Welch original painting out, to scale, on the walls in your own space before deciding to purchase? Well now you can!
Please note, this new technology is not meant to replace our current website and online gallery or physical gallery. This opportunity is intended to offer another value-added advantage to our fans and collectors of “Terrill Welch” original paintings by providing an online visual size-reference for both the work itself and also for the space you are considering placing it.
3D Virtual Gallery Solo Exhibition
A few hints before you enter the 3D virtual gallery:
A laptop or tablet seem to give the best viewing experience but several people tested the gallery using their phones and enjoyed the experience as well.
Once you “enter” the exhibition it may take a few seconds to load.
Small movements in the gallery with cursor or finger have a big impact. So take it slow until you get the hang of the space.
You can move around the gallery at will or you can have a guided tour. The guided tour doesn’t give you much of a feel of scale but it does show you all the work individually.
To see a work in detail and access information about it just tap or click on the painting. On the right, there is an “i” in the row of options that you can click for more information about a piece.
When you are done looking at a specific painting you can scroll left or right or hit the “x” at the top right to exit and again move around in the gallery space.
General instructions are also available at the websiteHERE.
What you see should look something like this….
If this is what you see, you are in the right place to enter. On my iPand and iPhone I need to touch the image to enter. Then once you enter, there will be instruction on the upper right on how to navigate the virtual gallery. Once you have it figured out just hit the “x” to get it out of the way.
Go ahead, have a look around.
If you see something you like, zoom in.
Click the “i” for information and it will then have a link to click for price and to make an inquiry. There you go!
Augmented Reality Viewing
Now let’s move on to the second aspect of this grand new adventure. Right now there are the 24 paintings, those that are in the solo exhibition above, available for viewing in your own home or office space using the KUIO augmented reality app. However, I can add other paintings by special request and as needed.
A few hints before you try using the augmented reality technology:
Start by clicking on “get app” in the link provided HERE (you don’t need to “register”. That is for the Artist or Gallery to set up an exhibition)
Once you have the app installed on either your phone or IPad, the Selection ID 248 is what you use to access my work.
Once you search, under the number will appear “View Section: Contemporary Ca…” Click on this and you will be able to view the paintings and you will see the “view in room option”.
But first you will need to download and print the “marker” as this is what allows the technology to display the paintings in the correct size. Instructions will be provided to walk you through this step. One “marker” for all the paintings. You don’t need a different marker for each painting.
You can either use your phone or your iPad to view or take a photo of the painting in the desired location in your room. Have fun and if you have the time, we would love to hear what you think.
KUNSTMATRIX is the developer for both the 3D gallery space and the augmented reality and is based in Berlin, Germany. We suspect this technology will become more streamlined and fine-tuned over time and in a couple of years we will simple take it for granted. For now though, it is kind of exciting to be on the developmental edge of its implementation.
Recently Terrill Welch was asked what her art was about.
“I am a landscape painter, exposing the mystery in ordinary day” she replied, “want to see?”
With several large canvases prepped with grounds and underpaintings waiting for her in the winter studio and material being reworked for a new online teaching of oil painting classes starting early in the new year, a few moments were taken up with creating a short glimpse into Terrill’s work… so we can “see” what this Canadian landscape artist is doing. She will be thrilled if you take a second or two and watch the short video, leave a comment and share with others who might be interested. Enjoy!
The Terrill Welch Gallery is now closed until early April, except by appoint to visit the winter studio or her home studio. However, work is always available 24/7 in her online gallery. This has been a good year finding homes for paintings. So far, almost as many works left on adventures of their own as were released. However, “available” works showing in the online gallery are current. So feel free to browse away HERE.
Also, beyond the showing of work in the Terrill Welch Gallery, there are two new solo exhibitions scheduled for 2018 in public gallery spaces. If you are traveling in these areas of British Columbia or you are close by and want to make a special trip to see the work, specific details are below.
The first solo exhibition opening April 5th at TheStation House Gallery in Williams Lake, British Columbia. The “Light of Place Exposed, Landscapes by Terrill Welch” show can be viewed in the main gallery until April 28th.
The second solo exhibition “Between Islands on the Salish Sea” will be at the Galiano Public Library on Galiano Island, British Columbia from September 10 to October 26, 2018.
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Between January 2010 and July 2017, more than 100 paintings of various sizes found their way into private collections. Many of these paintings have sold while still work-in-progress or resting wet on the easel. In August 2017, the bricks and mortar Terrill Welch Gallery opened and Terrill will no longer disclose the specific number of works sold. The best way to determine which paintings are currently available is to browse her online Artworks Archive Gallery.
In no particular order, these are the most recent eight paintings and painting sketches to go off on adventures of their own.
Winter Late Afternoon Georgina Point Mayne Island BC. 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas. Sold.
The Bluffs Galiano Island, 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch. Sold.
Morning Sky Strait of Georgia, 7 x 5 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord. Sold.
Hazy Morning Active Pass, 5 x 7 acrylic plein air sketch. Sold
Early Spring Dinner Bay, 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch. Sold.
Arbutus Tree with a View, 8 x 10 acrylic study on gessobord. Sold.
Mount Parke Trail study, 10 x 8 inch oil on canvas. Sold.
End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island, 8 x 10 oil on canvas. Traded for a work from an artist in Norway. More will be shared about this exchange about this in October at the Terrill Welch Galleryshow “A Brush with Europe”.
These works were sold in the bricks and mortar galleries of Shavasana Art Gallery & Café and the Terrill Welch Gallery as well as in Terrill Welch’s online gallery listed below.
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.
From larger to small, oil paintings to painting sketch, five new works are being released. As you can see, the art studio has been a busy place since the beginning of 2017. Let’s start with the east coast of Canada first shall we?
West Point Lighthouse on Prince Edward Island is a storybook gem, complete with a resident ghost. Its compelling placement along the red sand shores and the rather unique black and white facade give rise to fancy.
West Point Lighthouse PEI 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas
Now coming back to the southwest coast of Canada and starting with our gorgeous Arbutus trees rendered on a magnificent grand canvas.
The earth turns and the sun comes up. The earth turns again and the sun goes down. This is one simple measure of a day. What time will it be tomorrow morning when the first light reaches the eastern side of the island? At about what time this evening will it be too dark to safely take the compost down the stairs and under the trees at the edge of yard without a flashlight? When will the snowdrops start to bloom on the southwest side of the house? What difference does a day make, or even a few hours? These questions are possibly best answered by trees. At least, this is what I am musing about today as I continue my inner travels.
Storytelling Arbutus Tree Bennett Bay Mayne Island BC 60 x 40 inch oil on canvas
To give you an idea of scale, here is a photograph taken in the warm pinkish light of the Spring Art Gala this weekend on Mayne Island. The window opening is about the same height as the painting at 5 feet tall.
It is definitely a painting a viewer can walk into, proceed down the trail and disappear into nature!
Next we have a smaller quiet seascape of Reef Bay on Mayne Island.
The moody violet mauve of a west coast winter afternoon resists the temptation to become bruised and pensive. Resting lightly on our awareness it holds us well within the confines of melancholy rather than just plain old miserable.
Following the winter’s late afternoon light drifts pass on its journey to the cloud bank quilting the Coastal Mountains. Our gaze crosses the Straight of Georgia and returns. We are called to the shore and sea as they perform a tango that is as old as as time.
Winter Late Afternoon Georgina Point Mayne Island BC 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas.
In other studio news, one very large Canadian landscape painting and two painting sketches have left the studio on adventures of their own.
Sold! Seaside Mayne Island 60 x 36 inch oil on canvas
Sold! High Winds Strait of Georgia Mayne Island BC 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch
Sold! Strait of Georgia from Cotton Park 11 x 14 inch acrylic sketch
Also, you may want to starting planning to attend spring group show in Vancouver B.C. and a solo summer show of Terrill’s paintings.
Art!Vancouver Fair May 25 – 28, 2017 at the Vancouver Conference Centre, East 999 Canada Place. Terrill Welch is the lead artist showing her paintings with three other Canadian artists in 30 feet of booth space sponsored by Artists in Canada.
Solo exhibition “West to East Coast Canadian Landscapes in Paint” at the Shavasana Art Gallery & Café, Mayne Island, B.C. from July 1st to August 15th 2017. More about this 150 year celebration of since Canada’s confederation landscape solo show will be shared soon.
Of course, you can make an appointment to come by her studio if you find yourself on Mayne Island off the southwest coast of Canada or visit the online gallery listed below anytime.
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
For further details including purchase information click HERE.
The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas
For further details including purchase information click HERE.
West Coast Blues rolling waves Oyster Bay 36 x 72 inch oil on canvas
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!
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
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.
Spring is budding on the Mayne Island trees. It is time for a studio update.
Fresh off the easel are two springtime paintings this past week and are yet to be released. They still need to dry and have final photographs taken. Still, here is an early viewing to put a bounce in your day.
Plum Blossoms Japanese Garden 20 x 16 inch oil on canvas
Suggestion of Daffodils 16 x 16 inch oil on canvas
These two paintings were part of the 22 works exhibited as a solo pop-up ticketed event at The Groove on February 21st. It was a great evening with $200 being raised for the local Mayne Island food bank.
Now for paintings and painting sketches that have left the studio or have at least one foot out the door …
These two are waiting for a box to be sent off to a private collection in Prince George B.C…..
Sky and Sea French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle
Sea and Stones French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inc cradle
These two small quick sketches are both staying on Mayne Island…
The Potter’s Stand 10 x 8 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord
Breezy Bay Banana Bread Morning 8 x 10 inch plein air acrylic sketch on gessobord
There are also three large paintings on consignment with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Plus three paintings showing at the Cornerstone Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver British Columbia.
Tall fir and winding arbutus trees stretch up from sandstone shores. These unmistakable features buttress rolling seas and an endless sky. West Coast Landscape as Home is a painting conversation that is deeply embedded in Terrill Welch’s everyday life. Her large and small canvases showcase the mysterious and rugged landscape of the southwest coast of Canada.
Welcome to the Solo Exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch – April 4th to May 31st 2015
At Camassia Café, 574 Fernhill Road, Mayne Island B.C. Canada
Opening reception Saturday, April 4th 6:30pm to 8:30 pm
An art catalog book for this exhibition is available for viewing and purchase HERE. This magazine booklet is best viewed from a PC or Laptop. A few copies of the catalog will be available at the opening for those attending the show in person. A PDF price list for paintings included in the show can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Purchases of paintings can be made in advance of the opening. We request that, if possible, the purchased work remain in the show until the first week of May, at which time it will be shipped or personally delivered to the art collector. All paintings in the show can be viewed in detail and purchased online through Terrill Welch’s Arty Home online gallery profile HERE. Please feel free to contact Terrill Welch directly for or further information or if you have any questions .
For your viewing pleasure and immediate gratification, all 22 paintings in the solo exhibit are featured below and (by clicking on the image or title of the work) includes a direct link to detailed viewing, addition information and purchase price for each piece in the West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch.
Note: size is very difficult to demonstrate in an online post of this nature. Generally, the larger the brush strokes appear to the viewer in the photograph, the small the painting. Sizes in inches of each work is included after the title to provide further clarity when viewing. The largest painting in the exhibition is 36.0 x 72.0 inches (or three feet high by six feet long) and the smallest is 8.0 x 8.0 inches. All works are sold unframed with painted edges on those pieces that are 1.5 inches in depth.
SOLD! West Coast Early Evening Winter Sea16.0 x 20.0 x 1.5 in
SOLD! Sea and Stones French Beach 12.0 x 16.0 x 1.5 in
SOLD! Sky and Sea French Beach 12.0 x 16.0 x 1.5 in
We hope you have enjoyed this opportunity to view the West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch online in this post. Thank you to Anita Bates and Camassia Cafe for offering gallery space for this solo exhibit. As part of the Festive Active Pass celebrations Terrill Welch will also be doing a live painting session at the Cafe between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday April 18th. Again, if you have any questions about a specific painting or making purchase arrangements please contact Terrill Welch directly.
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.
ONLINE GALLERIES include –
Artsy Homefor most original oil paintings currently available
Update Thursday Nov. 13th:Sold! Flight At Dawn – 9 x 12 inch oil on canvas is off to a lovely home in British Columbia.
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.
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.