Mayne Island Landscapes Small and Large at the Terrill Welch Gallery

Be it sea, sandstone, shorelines or sky, Mayne Island landscapes continually inspire Canadian painter Terrill Welch. The Mayne Islands Landscapes Small and Large show opened October 6th and will close November 19th 2017.

A video tour of Terrill’s landscape oil paintings and acrylic sketches  is available on YouTube at

The gallery is warm and cozy on these cooler fall days and is a lovely browse for art lovers in the village area of Miners Bay on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada.

 

We look forward as always to hosting you!

TERRILL WELCH GALLERY

478 Village Bay Rd in Miners Bay, Mayne Island, B.C., Canada

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays 11 – 4

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.

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Mayne Island Arbutus Trees and High Seas Paintings

Recent weeks have been productive, resulting in three new and two revisited works.

Northeasterly Morning Strait of Georgia Mayne Island BC – 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas. The cool winter light of early morning splashes with the waves in the high winds along the Strait of Georgia. Chilled to shivering, I stand transfixed. What if this were my last breath? Ah, but it would be a good one! View from Oyster Bay on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada.

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Details and purchase information is available HERE.

High Winds Strait of Georgia Mayne Island BC – 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch. Some days there is a wild dance between the sea and the wind along the Strait of Georgia. A quick acrylic painting sketch simply to enjoy the interaction.

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Update: February 25, 2016: This painting is now sold.

Late Afternoon Georgina Point Mayne Island BC – 8 x 10 inch acrylic sketch. I come back repeatedly to find the perfect day with the most perfect light. Is this it? A quick sketch to explore the quality of an early winter evening by the sea.

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Details and purchase information is available HERE.

Late September Sun on Vulture Ridge Mayne Island BC – 11 x 14 inch plein air acrylic sketch. Plein air painting up on Henderson Hill at Vulture Ridge is a worthy climb on September 28, 2014. Unfortunate a small correction did not happen to this work until late December 2016, resulting it a lengthy delay in the painting sketch’s release. However, the freshness of that day has no expiry date.

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Details and purchase information is available HERE.

Arbutus on Mt. Parke – 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas. Morning lifts heavy mist from the highest places while the sun dances cheek-to-cheek with the late October shadows. As these arbutus trees extend themselves in prayer, angels dissipate into the warmth gathering on top of the Mayne Island Mt. Parke ridge.

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Happy New Year with the best 7 paintings of 2016

In 2016, there are 24 oil paintings and 32 acrylic painting sketches for a total of 56 completed works by the Canadian artist Terrill Welch. Many of these oil paintings are larger canvases and cover specific geographical areas of both the west and east coast of Canada. Most of the painting sketches were completed during a spring seven-week art trip to Prince Edward Island and remain unavailable in the artist’s private studio collection. In total, 30 paintings or painting sketches were released in 2016 and overall 15 works from the available pieces left Terrill’s studio into private collection.

The selection for the best paintings of 2016 is limited to an arbitrary number of seven works because choosing 16 for 2016 out of a total of 56 works just didn’t seem to create enough of a meaningful selection process. So here it goes, in no particular, order, the artist’s choice of the seven best paintings 2016.

On the Rocks in Tofino – 24 x 30 inch oil on Canvas. SOLD.

On the Rocks in Tofino 24 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-03-30 IMG_2079

Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace – a large 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas

Blooming Point PEI a meditation on World Peace 40 x 60 inch oil on canvas by Canadian artist Terrill Welch August 10 2016 IMG_9055

Details and purchase information is available HERE.

Southern Gulf Islands Afternoon – 48 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Southern Gulf Islands Afternoon 48 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-02-05 IMG_8448

Details and purchase information is available HERE.

Catching Waves at Georgina Point Mayne Island BC – 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

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Details and purchase information is available HERE.

Chesterman Beach Sunset – 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas. SOLD.

Chesterman Beach Sunset 20 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-04-01 IMG_2064

Cap Egmont Lighthouse PEI 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

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Details and purchase information is available HERE.

Oyster Bay Mayne Island BC with fresh snow – 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

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Details and purchase information is available HERE.

In addition, a new curated artist’s journal  As We Breathe in hard cover and e-book has recently been published HERE in Canada and HERE in the United States.

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The coffee table book, with 77 selected painting and commentary, is Terrill Welch’s personal selection of some of the most significant moments she has rendered in paint and words between 2013 and 2016.

Happy New Year and all the best of 2017!

P.S. Terrill is completing a new solo show of West to East Canadian Landscape Paintings in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150 years since confederation.  Follow this website blog for latest show and painting release information.

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Seven Sold in Seven Weeks – original paintings by contemporary Canadian artist Terrill Welch

In the span of seven weeks, seven original paintings by contemporary Canadian artist, Terrill Welch, were sold to art collectors in North America. This brings the total number of original paintings in private collections to over 70 since 2010 when the artist began to paint full-time.  That is a lot of sevens and a cause for celebration. Let’s take a moment to acknowledge the work which has recently inspired art collectors to purchase these large and small paintings.

In no particular order, the following paintings have left the artist’s studio or will be leaving shortly. In order to complete this process in a timely manner, please withhold your applause until the last painting has become visible on your screen.

Sold! The Olive Tree 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas will reside in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Sold! Canoe Pass At Winter Cove 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas will reside in the Province of British Columbia.

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

Sold! Morning Greets Fir Tree Study 10 x 8 inch oil on canvas will reside in the State of Michigan.

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Sold! As Wished 8 x 8 inch oil on gessobord will reside in Prince George, British Columbia.

As Wished 8 x 8 inch oil on gessobord with 2 inch wood cradle by Terrill Welch 2012_07_14 010

Sold! Trail Along The Ridge 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas will reside in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Sold! Scotch Broom and Arbutus Trees 8 x 10 inch acrylic on gessobord panel plein air sketch will reside in the State of New Jersey.

Scotch Broom and Arbutus Trees set in grey quick study 8 x 10 inch acrylic plein air sketch on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2015_05_11 016

Sold! Evening Thunderclouds Over The Strait of Georgia 20 x 20 inch oil on canvas will reside in the Province of British Columbia.

Evening Thunderclouds over the Strait of Georgia 20 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_05_08 017

Update October 6, 2015: The eighth painting has now sold in eight weeks!

Sold! Salish Sea No Separation 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas

Salish Sea No Separation 18 x 24 inch walnut oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_08_23 096

This painting had not been listed yet but the collectors had seen it in a social media post and fell in love with the work. So they made an inquiry to see if it could be purchased. Now it will be on its way to a new home in the State of Michigan.

More  about these contemporary impressionist style paintings and other original paintings by Terrill Welch that are still available for purchase can be viewed  in the artist’s online HERE.

In the near future, a West Coast Waves collection will be presented here as one of the possible arrangements for show during the 2016 season.

A Quick note from the artist: Thank you to collectors and fans for your ongoing support of my work. This success is as much about you as it is about the work. Your continued patronage, sharing, words of appreciation and encouragement are deeply appreciated! Terrill 🙂

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Latte Dollars Purchase Painting

About half an hour into the opening evening of my solo exhibit “West Coast Landscape as Home” the room had reached a pleasant hum. Classical guitar and flute players are keeping harmony with drifting conversations. Small hot savories appear swiftly from the kitchen and the wine is flowing with every bite of cheese. I looked up to see a friend coming in the door along with another woman and her children. I waved and made my way over to say hello. The woman introduced herself and I remembered that she was part of my friend’s family. After a few pleasantries, I left them to browse the twenty-two works and enjoy the show.

A little while later, this same woman came up to me and said that she had seen a painting of mine during the summer at the Farmers Market but she couldn’t find it. All she can remember is that it was called “Arbutus something…” At this point the room is full and moving around is not particularly free-flowing. So I reach around beside me and pull out the catalog for the show and go to the section where the arbutus tree paintings are displayed. Within the briefest of seconds she spotted “her” painting.

“This one! It is this one!” she proclaims, slightly flushed with excitement.

I point up above the musician and quietly confirmed, “There it is.”

ARBUTUS BY THE TRAIL 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas

Arbutus by the Trail 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Canadian Contemporary Artist

We wiggled our way closer to have a better look and as we are standing in front of the painting she tells me the story about how she has saved up to purchase this piece.

She had fallen in love with the oil painting during the summer. Of course, she had wanted it right away but had no money for the purchase price of an original work. Bemoaning her fate later in the day, her sister-in-law, knowing one of her regular indulgences, suggested why not set up a latte fund? Every time that she wanted to have a latte she could put the money into a jar towards purchasing the painting. The woman’s young son who had taken keen interest in this idea insisted that she give it a try. He helped her get the jar set up when the got home. Then every once in a while he would remind her about the latte fund and the painting that she wanted.

For the next seven months latte dollars and eventually even dollars for other wants, like a cute top, were added to the fund. It added up quickly and by the time she came to the opening she had enough money to purchase the painting – and so she did! The painting will go to reside in Greater Vancouver at the end of the exhibit.

I share this story with permission from the new art collector of my work for your inspiration whether it is to purchase one of my original painting or some other purchase.

Also, sold on opening night was a painting for an eightieth birthday present. This work is one of a very few of the 60 paintings since 2010 now in private collections that has found a permanent home on Mayne Island.

WEST COAST EARLY EVENING WINTER SEA 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

WEST COAST EARLY EVENING WINTER SEA 16 x 20 inch by Terrill Welch Canadian Contemporary Artist

As well, another painting  from the studio sold the day before the opening and is now in Toronto, Ontario.

WINTER MORNING BY THE SEA 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas

Winter morning by the sea 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Canadian Contemporary Artist

But the latte dollars purchase story trumps the week for inspiration and tenacity.

In the previous post “West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch” view all 22 works and links to purchase details that are currently showing at Camassia Cafe until the end of May 2015. Purchases can also be made online and there is a 30 day no-questions-asked return policy.

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Happy Holidays to You!

Thank you for being part of what makes this past year extra special.
Best of the season to you and yours!
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