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.
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!
Great news! Beginning July 1, 2021, as per BC’s provincial health recommendations, masks are no longer mandatory. Masks are recommended in indoor public places for all people 12 and older who are not yet fully vaccinated. There will be no hard limit on folks in the gallery. On very busy days, we may regulate the flow of traffic to allow people to distance as spaces are small. As always, if you would like to make an appointment outside of regular business hours (and we can both be masked if needed, just let me know) call 250-744-4560, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
The Terrill Welch Gallery at 478 Village Bay Rd, Mayne Island B.C. will have walk-in hours for both gallery rooms 11-2 on Thursdays and Saturdays and by appointment on other days. The gallery’s Arbutus Room is open for walk-in viewing whenever the Dragonfly next to it is open 10-4 Tuesday through Sunday. All work is available for viewing in detail anytime online at: ArtWork Archivefor original paintings and acrylic sketches currently available
Thank you everyone for your continued support! We look forward to sharing our new shows with you:
Through her paintings in this solo exhibition, Terrill Welch invites us to stand with her during this unique space and time, together. We shall open up in ways that we have never thought mattered, by design, filled with purpose, rising towards possibility. Do you dare?
Summer Group show with Jody Waldie, Jennifer Peers, Glenda King and Terrill Welch “Next to the Salish Sea” June 24 – September 6, 2021
On our bellies leaning over a dock in Horton Bay, bracing against the winds in a storm to capture large rollers coming ashore or lengthening our stride along a forested seaside trail are all part of life on Mayne Island next to the Salish Sea.
In addition, Terrill Welch will be working on a large 36 x 72 inch panoramic view of Glenwood Farm Lookout in the Terrill Welch Gallery Arbutus Room (478 Village Bay Rd. in Miners Bay) starting today July 3, 2021 until it is finished. New photos like the one below will be added to a special album on our Facebook Page as the painting proceeds.
Enjoy! And drop down and say “hello” in person if you are on Mayne Island in British Columbia.
Allow us to inspire you with our west coast landscape magic!
Against formidable odds in extraordinary times, Terrill Welch’s contemporary landscape paintings continue to be acquired by art collectors. In fact, out of the last nine paintings she has released since February 14, 2020, five have sold. One large seascape, that she painted near the beginning of her Province’s “stay at home” orders, was sold while still wet on the easel and before the last brushstroke had been applied. An International corporate inquiry resulted in a request for a commission. The sale of another work continued on into a special request for a second painting. And so it has gone, until between then and now a total of ten original oil paintings of various sizes have left the gallery for adventures of their own. We will highlight the last five newest work that have sold because it will be the only time they will be introduced to you. As you will see, these paintings have been rendered with that special all-in, full sensory expression that Terrill’s paintings are known to convey. Viewers frequently comment on what they can hear, feel and smell as well as what they see when standing before her work. It is no wonder they have been chosen to share the homes of admirers during these past few months!
So, here on this small rural Mayne Island, off the southwest coast of Canada, you can still witness Terrill Welch standing before her easel moving paint from palette to canvas as she strengthens her studio practice, doubles her physical gallery space, enhances her online presence even further and brings on three more artists to show along side her in the new Arbutus Room that is dedicated specifically to west coast landscape paintings. Before you go though, be sure to sign up for our newsletter below and then share it with others who might be interested. It truly is one of the best ways to stay in touch and get a chance to scoop up a new work while it is still under progress.
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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…..”
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.