Complimentary online independent study skill building oil painting class. Online gallery viewing. Virtual gallery viewing. In your own home augmented reality viewing. These creative options by the Terrill Welch Gallery are all available to enhance your staying at home art experience – now. Right now. Anytime of the day or night. Just check out the various tabs and proceed as you wish. Enjoy!
Do feel free to message us, text or call if you have any questions. We will get back to you as soon as possible and likely within a few minutes during regular daytime working hours.
Now for the new painting….
Hope For A New Day “resting” by Terrill Welch
36” x 40” oil on canvas
The sunrise at Gordon’s Beach on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island is often stunning and fills our hearts with the hope for a new day.
The painting hasn’t been released just yet. We will let you know when it becomes available. However, you are welcome to inquire if you would like to purchase the work in advance.
Terrill introduced this painting live on her personal Facebook profile and we were able to capture the video for you as well. May Terrill’s painting and words offer whatever you need in this moment…
We wish you and your family and those close to you all the best during these extraordinary times. As we stay apart, let’s come together. Be well!
From an art collector on March 26, 2020 – “It’s not a good time to be spending money – my retirement savings are taking such a hit, but on the other hand, I think Mother Nature is telling us to pay attention to what truly makes us happy, and I think your art is one of those precious things…..”
Need to chill for a while? Or imagine sitting by the sea, waves gently rolling in? How about a walk through the trees?
The Terrill Welch Gallery gets it! You need to remain in your own separate bubble space as much as possible for the next few weeks in order to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 virus, for your own well-being and that of your community, and yet, self care is still important. We know and we are prepared. We have received frequent reports over the years that viewing Terrill Welch’s landscape paintings has a calming effect, a sense of connection and peace. But you don’t need to take our word for it. Give it a try for yourself. Here is what you do in three easy social distancing steps:
Step One: In your own home, find your most comfortable chair and snuggle in with your favourite beverage and device.
Step Three: Use the “Inquire” bottom to send us a direct email to make purchase and shipping arrangements, to ask a question or make individually tailored viewing arrangements, including using an augmented reality app to view the landscape painting in your own home or see paintings in a virtual gallery. See? We told you we get it! Or if you just want to be social and say “hello” leave us a comment below or send us a private message. We are always happy to chat and share an interesting adventure about a landscape painting or three.
Do let us know about your Terrill Welch Gallery social distancing experience. Did you have a favourite painting that you displayed on your big screen, or set up as a screen saver? Did you find one that is now being packaged up for shipping to you? Did you simply enjoy a few quiet moments, a reprieve, an ART break? We always love to hear from you and now, more than ever, we thrilled to be part of your social online community!
Virtual hugs while we wave and keep our physical social distance… and wash our hands, frequently. We look forward to seeing you in person sometime in May with the opening of the regular summer season. Your well-being is our well-being.
On this December 1st of 2019, we pause to reflect on the success of the Art of Terrill Welch Gallery during this past art season. The small seasonal gallery, with a year-round online presence, has had a good year. In fact, the best year so far! By the end of September this year, Terrill Welch had painted and released 23 new contemporary landscape paintings and 17 works had sold from her inventory of original works. Before a price increase takes effect next week, we thought we would share five of our favourite oil paintings that are now in the homes of art collectors and offer you the chance to browse the online gallery of current works still available.
So there you go! Our heartfelt thanks to the art collectors of these contemporary landscape paintings for their patronage and those that have taken on stewardship and care of the other 18 original Canadian landscape paintings by Terrill Welch that also sold before the end of September…. and the ones have sold since then as well! Terrill is in the gallery’s winter studio painting as fast as she can to bring you more inspiring renderings like these in the near future. But there are still other great pieces available in the online gallery for your viewing pleasure. Do send us an inquiry if you find something to your liking! We will be happy to make arrangements to see that the work finds its way to you. So feel free to wander over and have a look at https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/terrill-welch
From May 17th to July 7, 2019 Canadian contemporary landscape paintings from north central to the southwest coast of British Columbia will be showing at the Terrill Welch Gallery on Mayne Island. This solo exhibition is about a painter’s life that is lived in the landscape of a province rather than a city or village. From plein air painting at her parents’ farm on the Stuart River to the first leaves on the poplar trees in the Cariboo or the smoky skies near Cache Creek and all the way to linger along the islands next to the Strait of Georgia and then further to a sunset on Chesterman Beach near Tofino, her brushes move paint swiftly and precisely across the canvases. British Columbia is a diverse landscape that is explored within the integrity of place through the vision and impressions of one painter – Terrill Welch.
From the richness of light through the rainforest canopy to an arbutus tree reaching over the edge of a cliff, you will be there, standing shoulder to shoulder with the painter inside the landscape.
Come on in and stay a while. This small Southern Gulf Islands art gallery looks forward to welcoming you for the first show of the 2019 season.
Online viewing of the works in the show…
In other gallery news…
One of the latest paintings of the north central interior has been pre-sold from this show.
As well, another larger oil painting has sold this week and will be on its way…
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.
What can we say?… as we make three copies of everything for the International Customs declarations. Since the painting is jury selected for this show, we think we will just have to do our best to get the work there, even though it means a trip to Victoria B.C. for Fedex shipping. It should be, with a bit of luck, at the New York City Gallery, in preparation for the show, by Friday, March 22, 2019!
The Equinox Exhibition in New York, New York
is April 4 through April 26 2019
If you happen to be in the area or have friends who might be interested,
the NYA Gallery in TriBeCa is open 12 – 5 pm everyday at:
7 Franklin place, New York, NY 10013
Also, the Opening Night is April 4th from 6-9 pm and the link for eventvite tickets are HERE.
Just to add to the fun, there is a “sister painting” to this one which is available for viewing by appoint at the Terrill Welch Gallery’s winter studio during the same time as the Spring Equinox show at the NYA Gallery.
A coast to North American coast, reaching between two neighboring countries with two Terrill Welch paintings seems like a perfect way to start the Terrill Welch Gallery Spring season to me! What do you think?
In other Terrill Welch Gallery news – Sold!
The Terrill Welch Gallery congratulates the art collector who added this large contemporary Canadian landscape oil painting to their collection over the past couple of weeks.
The small study for this larger work refused to be left behind! So the two works will remain together in the same art collection.
Notes from the painter herself:
“A place where sea, shore, trees and home rest in harmony at the entrance to Active Pass on Mayne Island in British Columbia. There is just the right combination of resolve, peace, strength and resiliency present to fortify ones dignity and respect. It is a place where one’s inner and outer worlds seem seamless and glorious.”
Choosing the right space for a painting is always an interesting challenge. We had the opportunity to exercise my “visiting rights” of another large work in the same art collector’s home while we hung the new painting. This earlier painting is across from an open staircase and allows the viewer to see it easily at various heights from up and down the stairs as well from various locations in the open plan room. The ability to basically shift the viewers perspective from sitting to standing, depending on where they are on the stairs works extremely well.
Have you ever considered how art work in your rooms will be mostly be viewed?
Will people be transitioning from one room to another?
Will they often be sitting on chairs or sofas?
Is it a standing working area or an entrance?
Does the work require a brief glance to “get it” or does it require time to study and contemplate?
What is the work’s purpose in the room?
Does the work calm or energize?
Is the art of significance by itself or has it been paired to support other decorative aspects of a room? Or both?
Just a few quick thoughts to bring to your art collecting mindset when choosing where to hang a painting. Maybe these questions will lead to a whole shift of the art in your home or office? A fresh review of the work possibly?
Note: normally we don’t want to hang an original painting above a fireplace. In this case the fireplace is highly functional and as well as seldom used, leaving the painting at minimal risk of damage.
Happy Spring from the Terrill Welch Gallery to YOU!
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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 paintingHERE.
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 email@example.com 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.
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)
Bell Towers of Florence Countryside 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)
Canoe Pass at Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch walnut oil on canvas (sold)
Early March at Arena Lighthouse California coast 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)
Fremont Hills California Early Spring 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas (available)
June at East Point 8 x 10 inch acrylic on panel board (available)
Northern California Surf Building 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas (available)
Peonies and Poppies still life 12 x 16 inch acrylic painting sketch on gessobord (sold)
Point No Point Mid-storm 16 x 20 inch walnut oil on canvas (sold)
Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas mostly plein air (available)
Spring Tea A Quick Study 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch (sold)
The Edge 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas 2012 – 2015 (available)
Trail in the Arbutus Trees 24 x 24 inch oil on canvas (available)
West Coast Early Evening Winter Sea 16 x 20 inch (sold)
Winter afternoon Navy Channel 11 x 14 inch acrylic sketch on gessoed panel (available)
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!
This large square contemporary Canadian landscape oil painting of a Breezy Bay Morning on Saturna Island, British Columbia by Terrill Welch is more than a nostalgic moment. It is about a global myth and a modern-day fantasy.
BREEZY BAY MORNING 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas
Detailed viewing and purchase information is available HERE or click on the image.
However, we leave you with its loose grasp on your critical thinking. We leave you within the warmth of our common dream. Unless of course you would like to explore the background and the en plein air painting sketch that preceded this work in Terrill’s Creative Potager blog post “Saturna Island and rendering overlapping memories”
This July morning has arrived with a heaviness in the west coast grey that seems to be promising rain as the building wind flaps through the clothes left on the line overnight. You may think this would be a non-inspiration kind of day for a painter. But I find the opposite to be true. This kind of morning often has my hands itching to reach for the brushes and to set a canvas on the studio easel. But today there is no time. I have a birthday dinner this evening and a full day of studio visits to host tomorrow. So this is what I offer you instead: a collection of six of my grey paintings that are available for purchase…
Reef Bay Morning Experienced – 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas
I remember the sea, and the soft rush of water as it comes ashore. I remember the heaviness of the rocks and the salty dampness of winter seaweed. I feel the coolness of the air and the cry of the gulls.Alla prima or wet-on-wet seascape painting with the quiet strength that is part of any peaceful west coast day
Winter fog in the southern gulf islands is often dense and close to the sea. Islands appear and disappear as the ferries take passengers through the inside passage. The mysterious landscape has a beauty that is hard to know unless one lives with it for the long winter months of off-season quiet.
And finally, the jewel of west coast grey in my collection…
Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point – 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas
The sea rolls forward onto the shore. Trees tingle from the day’s sun while the rocks release their summer heat as the water charges across their surface. I am there. You are there. The salt spray is moist on our skin and the rhythm of the sea matches our breath, our heartbeat, and answers a call to all that is knowable.
On a rare snow day, the whites reach for colour through the fog over at the field with the red gate on Mayne Island, British Columbia Canada. Please do feel free to walk into this southwest coast contemporary landscape painting and stay awhile. The 1.5 inch edges of this work are painted and no framing is necessary.
Update July 18, 2014 : This painting is now in a private collection and no longer available.
Detailed views and purchase information for all paintings by Terrill Welch currently available are in my online Artsy Home Gallery HERE.
ONLINE GALLERIES include –
Artsy Homefor most original oil paintings currently available