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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OPEN Terrill Welch Gallery

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.

Come in, take your time, enjoy!

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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Canadian Artist Terrill Welch Above the Stacks with Emily Carr

Canadian Artist Terrill Welch’s  solo show “Above the Stacks – land and sea” is up at the at the Emily Carr Branch of the Greater Victoria Library for September and October of 2016. The eight large paintings can be seen below as they are gathered for packing in preparation to be transported from Mayne Island to Victoria, British Columbia.

Group of Eight paintings for Above The Stacks at Emily Carr Branch of GV Library by Terrill Welch IMG_9500

Located at 101-3521 Blanshard St. (at Uptown) in Victoria B.C., the branch is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm, and is closed on Sunday.

Greater Victoria Public Library Emily Carr Branch by Terrill Welch IMG_9534

As you come into the entrance, there is a rack with brochures and information to the the right. Be sure to pick up your rack card about Terrill Welch to take with you before heading up the stairs. The card has a short bio, contact information and online links on the back for later reference. It also makes an excellent bookmark 😉

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Looking up the stairwell to the first landing, you will get a glimpse of the smallest of the large paintings in the show.

looking up the stairwell to firt landing by Terrill Welch

“Sea and Sun Cox Bay Tofino BC” is a great textured work to view up close.

first landing solo show of Canadian artist Terrill Welch at Emily Carr Branch of GV Library iphone by Terrill Welch

On the second landing, an arbutus tree stands gracefully in a tangle at the edge of the sea. The painting is easily viewed both coming and going with the stairs making it easy to adjust to individual eye levels.

second landing iphone by Terrill Welch

Art in public spaces such as a library are truly for the people and allow for art to be an engagement with our ordinary-everyday. There is a somewhat utilitarian connection that develops between the magic of paint on a canvas and walls where emergency lighting, red fire hydrant taps and stacks of books frame a landscape view.   Historic Canadian landscape painter, Emily Carr, would have liked that.

There are several prints, large and small, of Emily Carr’s paintings as part of the permanent work on display in the Emily Carr Branch.

large print of Emily Carr painting at the Emily Carr Branch of Greater Victoria Library by Terrill Welch IMG_9523

To the right of this print is a quote in big wood letters…

There is nothing to compare with the push of life Emily Carr 1936 Journal photograph by Terrill Welch IMG_9528

Terrill agrees with these sentiments and she is pleased to have her work alongside Emily again. As you may already know, this isn’t the first time their work has been placed shoulder-to -houlder. Terrill Welch already has two paintings in collections that include such renown Canadian landscape painters as Emily Carr, A.Y. Jackson and Lawren Harris.

On the far wall, there are three very unique view of the west coast landscape.

 

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But, it was these last three paintings that led to the name of the show being “Above the Stacks – land and sea.” The first painting on the right is the only one of the eight that is based on Terrill’s working trip to Prince Edward Island this spring.

Seascapes by Canadian artist Terrill Welch at Emily Carr Branch of GV LibrarySept Oct 2016 IMG_9522

You are always welcome catch a ferry and come to Mayne Island to visit Terrill in her strawbale-timberframe home studio. Or you can drop by her website day or night, from anywhere in the world to catch up on studio news including new releases, shows and sales.

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But, there is nothing quite like some open space, bright walls, and the hush of a public library to enjoy, ponder and consider these large Canadian landscape oil paintings. If you live in Victoria or happen to be visiting, do take the time to drop by and have a browse!

Here are a few words from someone who did….

“Very few events could entice me to venture into the morass that is known as “Uptown”… but I’m so happy I went today, to the Emily Carr Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library, to bask in the display of Terrill Welch’s large landscape paintings. Terrill it was such a pleasure to see your work live! Photos and Facebook are fine but can never capture the live work. With each of your paintings I was able to imagine you applying the paint, making your marks, immersed in creation. I loved being able to inspect them close up and to stand back and allow the bigger effect to sink in. I fell in love with “Evening – The Arbutus Tree” (I love all your arbutus trees but this especially). The softness, the tones and the abstract forms gave a strength and softness that is so appealing. ~Jan Godfred

All these paintings are for sale and details are available these and other paintings in the online gallery HERE.

Terrill would like to thank the great hanging team who worked with her including Carolina, Wayne (the ladder person) and David! Also, a huge thank you to the Emily Carr Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library for this invitation and opportunity.

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Three paintings in La Vida Rústica Art Show

The Southern Gulf Islands Arts Council is hosting an interesting art show this weekend on Mayne Island : “La Vida Rústica” — multi-disciplinary reflections on the rustic life. Opening Night is Friday July 29 from 7-9:30 pm  in the historic Agricultural Hall. There will be live music, spoken word and excellent refreshments. The show will then be open Saturday July 30th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday July 31st 11:00 am – 4:00 pm,  2016.

SGI Arts Council La Vida Rustica poster July 29 31 2016

These three paintings by Terrill Welch will be part of this group show with over twelve other local artists. No reason to miss out no matter where you are on this fine summer weekend. Terrill’s paintings are also available for purchase online.  So browse away from your deck chair or while wiggling your toes in the sand at the beach. Then click the “inquiry about piece” option to make your purchase arrangements. Done!

These flowers are from the Deacon Vale Farm on Mayne Island in British Columbia, Canada and were caught in the deep shadows of full sun on the side porch.

Always Roses 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas

Always Roses 24 x 36 inch  oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_07_12 187

Detailed viewing and purchase information HERE.

Squared with a Breezy Bay morning view from the deck of one of the oldest farm houses on Saturna Island British Columbia, Canada. This painting 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

Breezy Bay Morning 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 038

Detailed viewing and purchase information HERE.

The final painting in the show, is an outdoor still life where brushes move quickly over the plein air canvas in the cool shade of a warm spring afternoon. Maybe we can just sit and read a while and enjoy our tea.

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Spring Tea 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas plein air by Terrill Welch 2015_04_25 140

Detailed viewing and purchase information HERE.

If you are in our physical neighbourhood, come on by! Terrill will be at the show Saturday July 30th from 2 – 4 pm. She would love to see you and show you around.

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Fresh Off the Easel and Out the Studio Door

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

Plum Blossoms Japanese Garden 20 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-03-07 IMG_9273

Suggestion of Daffodils 16 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Suggestion of Daffodils 16 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2016-03-04 IMG_9076

There are also two larger works completed in January and February that are now available in my ArtWork Archive gallery.

Westerly Winter Winds Victoria BC 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

Westerly Winter Winds Victoria BC 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch June 26 2016  IMG_6679

 

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

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.

Sense of Place pop up show at The Groove on Mayne Island by Terrill Welch IMG_8687

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

Sky and Sea French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_02_01 060

Sea and Stones French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inc cradle

Sea and Stones French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inc cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_02_01 067

These two small quick sketches are both staying on Mayne Island…

The Potter’s Stand 10 x 8 inch acrylic sketch on gessobord

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Breezy Bay Banana Bread Morning 8 x 10 inch plein air acrylic sketch on gessobord

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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.

Spring is here! Enjoy!

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West Coast Landscape as Home – solo exhibit of paintings by Terrill Welch

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 tawelch@shaw.ca . 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 Sea  16.0 x 20.0 x 1.5 in

WEST COAST EARLY EVENING WINTER SEA 16 x 20 inch by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 253

 

SOLD! Sea and Stones French Beach  12.0 x 16.0 x 1.5 in

Sea and Stones French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inc cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_02_01 067

 

SOLD! Sky and Sea French Beach  12.0 x 16.0 x 1.5 in

Sky and Sea French Beach 12 x 16 inch walnut oil on wood with 1.5 inch cradle by Terrill Welch 2015_02_01 060

 

Trail in the Arbutus Trees   24.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

TRAIL IN THE ARBUTUS TREES 24 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2015_01_01 246

 

SOLD! Trail Along the Ridge  30.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

Trail Along the Ridge 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painter Terrill Welch 2014_11_26 016

 

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge  14.0 x 18.0 x 1.5 in

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas contemporary Canadian landscape art by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 025

 

Promise  12.0 x 16.0 x 0.75 in

Promise 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 069

 

Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point  20.0 x 40.0 x 1.5 in

Rhythm of the Sea Edith Point 20 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_16 069

 

Long Beach Vancouver Island June 2013  48.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

Long Beach Vancouver Island 48 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_08_23 027

 

End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island  8.0 x 10.0 x 0.75 in

End of Storm Georgina Point Mayne Island 8 x 10 oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_06_25 017

 

Sold! Castle Rocks at Creyke Point  8.0 x 8.0 x 0.75 in

Castle Rocks at Creyke Point 8 x 8 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_11 020

 

SOLD! Evening Thunderclouds Over The Strait of Georgia 20.0 x 20.0 x 1.5 in

Evening Thunderclouds over the Strait of Georgia 20 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2012_12_20 025

 

West Coast Blues Rolling Waves Oyster Bay  36.0 x 72.0 x 1.5 in

West Coast Blues rolling waves Oyster Bay 36 x 72 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_07_16 055

 

Evening and the Arbutus Tree 36.0 x 60.0 x 1.5 inches

Evening and the Arbutus Tree 36 x 60 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_01_07 018

 

SOLD! Morning Greets Fir Tree Study  10.0 x 8.0 x 0.75 inches

Morning Greets Fir Tree study 10 x 8 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_03 040

 

SOLD! Arbutus by the Trail  8.0 x 10.0 x 0.75 in

Arbutus by the Trail 8 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_11_16 007

 

Arbutus on Mt. Parke  12.0 x 16.0 x 0.75 in

Arbutus on Mt. Park 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_10_26 059

 

Remembered Untold Mystery  10.0 x 10.0 x 0.75 in

Remembered Untold Mystery 10 x 10 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_06_01 009

 

Road To Everyday  36.0 x 24.0 x 1.5 in

Road to Everyday 36 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_04_16 106

 

Farm in Fog  16.0 x 20.0 x 2.0 in

Farm In Fog 16 x 20 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013_11_05 157

 

Haying  14.0 x 18.0 x 0.75 in

Haying oil 14 x 18 inch on canvas by Terrill Welch

 

Breezy Bay Morning  36.0 x 36.0 x 1.5 in

Breezy Bay Morning 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 038

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.

 

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Best 14 Paintings of 2014 Happy New Year

We are swiftly moving into 2015 but as promised, here is the best fourteen of 2014 paintings as selected by the artist Terrill Welch. This year there are several painting sketches included from the three-month European travels as well as finished paintings. The paintings and painting sketches are organized in no particular order and shared here for your viewing pleasure. A few words accompany each painting or painting sketch to provide some background into their creation and a window into the influence of everyday life in the work of the artist.

Please note that scale of original work is difficult to convey in this type of post. Close observation of the size information is recommended.

1. Afternoon canal watch in Venice Italy – 18 x 24 cm acrylic painting sketch on linen finished paint block.

The gondoliers are often in convoys swinging their way around the canals of Venice with enchanted passengers. I watch from the top of a bridge someplace deep in the fish-shaped city. I love to watch their progression, yet have little desire to take a ride. Earlier today I heard someone say “Venice is slowly decaying with a declining population and is on life-support of tourism.” May the canals continue to fill with gondoliers and smart-phone videoing guests – living their dream of Venice.

Afternoon canal watch in Venice Italy 18 x 24 cm acrylic painting sketch on linen finished paint block by Terrill Welch 2014_04_19 005

The original sketch is not for sale. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

2. Breezy Bay Morning – 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Squared with a Breezy Bay Morning on Saturna Island. This painting is more than a nostalgic moment. It is about a global myth and a modern-day fantasy. I leave you with its loose grasp on your critical thinking. I leave you within the warmth of our common dream.

Breezy Bay Morning 36 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 038

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

3. Evening with Cezanne’s Mountain – 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

This evening painting, which began with an acrylic painting sketch on the painters’ mound in Aix-en-Provence, is about the interplay between our internal world and what is accentuated by the light resulting in our creating what we believe we see is in front of us. Montagne Sainte-Victoire as we know from the work of Paul Cezanne is an exemplar subject for this conversation. There is a second painting of the same scene in the morning as well.

Evening with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire2014_09_15 050

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

4. From the White Room Aix-en-Provence – 25 x 35 cm acrylic painting sketch

From the vantage point of the white room in Aix-en-Provence,France, I often stood and observed the interactions and comings and goings of locals and tourists as they passed on the streets below. It was a delicious bird-like view for painting where few looked up and noticed my prying inquires.

From the White Room Aix en Provence 25 x 35 cm acrylic painting sketch by Terrill Welch 2014_05_18 069

The original sketch is not for sale. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

5. Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge – 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

Following the goat paths where the Garry Oaks lean into Brown Ridge on Saturna Island is a beautiful sight. We must stop before looking up from our feet and out over the inside passage towards Saltspring and Vancouver Island. These muted hues have endurance and awe brushed into their presence. Canadian landscape art is imminently present in this view.

Garry Oaks on Brown Ridge 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_09_15 025

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

6. Morning by Pont d’ Avignon – 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

The Pont d’Avignon or Pont Saint-Bénézet once had 22 arches. The bridge was eventually abandon as the arches took too much upkeep due to being damaged when the Rhone river would flood. The four remaining arches are believed to have been built around 1345. The bridge was the inspiration for the song Sur le pont d’Avignon. The subject for this work began with a plein air sketch while I was standing on the riverbank on an early morning in June of 2014 in Avignon France.

Morning by Pont d' Avignon 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_07_03 150

The original sketch is now in a private collection . Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

7. Morning with Cezanne’s Mountain – 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas

This morning painting, which began with an acrylic painting sketch on the painters’ mound in Aix-en-Provence, is about the interplay between our internal world and what is accentuated by the light resulting in our creating what we believe we see is in front of us. Montagne Sainte-Victoire as we know from the work of Paul Cezanne is an exemplar subject for this conversation. There is a second painting of the same scene in the evening as well.

Morning with Cezanne's Mountain 18 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch Montagne Sainte-Victoire 2014_09_15 041

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

8. Oyster Bay Late July – 12 x 16 inch plein air oil on canvas

This plein air of Mayne Island’s Oyster Bay 12 × 16 inch oil on canvas seascape brushes against the immediacy of the west coast Canadian landscape.

Oyster Bay Late July 12 x 16 inch plein air oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_08_08 060

This painting is now in a private collection. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

9. Promise – 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

The fog has been hesitant to raise her skirts much above her knees on the island ridges. We can’t really blame her. After all, we have been gawking without shame, seeking even the tiniest glimpse of blue sky and sunlight between her cottony ruffles. Today though, within the deep winter quiet, we are given brief moments of reprieve from her dowdy grey garments. It was not a dazzling display but enough to leave us momentarily content, hopeful even.

Promise 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 069

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

10. Red Gate – 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas

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 rural landscape painting and stay awhile.

Red Gate 30 x 40 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_09 014

This painting is now in a private collection. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

11. Stuart River Kicking Leaves – 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas

Snow is not far off and a day of kicking leaves means there is a good stockpile of winter wood. The larder is full and the winter vegetables put down. With the last heat of the sun on our back and cool northern breeze on our face, kicking leaves is a luxury between the tasks that are necessary to survive another winter.

Stuart River kicking leaves 24 x 36 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painterTerrill Welch 2014_11_26 005

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

12. The Olive Tree – 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas

This work is created using reference painting sketches, photographs and my memory from traveling this spring to a farm outside of Florence Italy. The painting of the olive tree seems to collapse history and time onto a contemporary the canvas.

The Olive Tree 40 x 30 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_11_01 032

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

13. Trail Along the Ridge – 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas

There is a place called Mount Parke on Mayne Island that has a trail that meanders steeply up to above the cliffs behind our house and runs along the ridge. Sometimes if there is low fog it is possible to climb up on the ridge into the sun. It is like some special magic has happened. I want to laugh and clap my hands and do a little gig along the trail.

Trail Along the Ridge 30 x 24 inch oil on canvas by Canadian landscape painter Terrill Welch 2014_11_26 016

Detailed viewing and purchase information is available by clicking on the image or HERE.

14. What is Left in Avignon France – 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch on canvas board

There comes a time when every traveler must pack up and move on. Tomorrow is the day we leave Avignon France. This still life is a collection of basic foods that are left and represent the richness of our experience in this warm beautiful city. Mostly the painting sketch is about exploring the idea that we can divide our lives up into pieces and moments but it really only makes sense as a whole.

What is Left in Avignon France 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting sketch on canvas board by Terrill Welch 2014_06_013 041

This painting sketch is now in a private collection in France. Art prints can be purchased by clicking on the image or HERE.

Happy New Year and all the best in 2015!

If you would like to glance back at last years collection they can be found at “Best 13 Paintings of 2013 Happy New Year

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Sky and Sea in three west coast contemporary landscape paintings

These three recent paintings are mostly sky with the sea playing an important but supporting role in the landscape composition. Due to the similarity of subject and the orientation of the viewer, they are being released together.

The first contemporary landscape painting captures dusk on the winter west coast of Canada sea with clouds washed in colour.

ALMOST HOME 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas

Almost Home 14 x 18 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 104

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The second painting tells the story about how the fog has been hesitant to raise her skirts resulting in a poem to accompany the work.

PROMISE

The fog has been hesitant to raise her skirts
much above her knees on the island ridges.
We can’t really blame her.

After all, we have been gawking without shame,
seeking even the tiniest glimpse of blue sky and
sunlight between her cottony ruffles.

Today though,
within the deep winter quiet,
we are given brief moments of reprieve
from her dowdy grey garments.
It was not a dazzling display
but enough to leave us momentarily content,
hopeful even.

PROMISE 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas

Promise 12 x 16 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2014_01_21 069

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The third and final painting renders a  storm as it breaks in the late afternoon sky leaving behind a rainbow mountain and pink sky.

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN PINK SKY 16 X 20 oil on canvas.

Rainbow Mountain Pink Sky 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas by Terrill Welch 2013_12_03 085

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Each painting has been approached to bring you into the landscape, experience its fullness and moment of wonder. Their simplicity of structure is purposeful and a deliberate intention to ask for your pause and reflection on the landscape as you pass through a time of contemporary busyness.

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Farm In Fog – pastoral landscape painting

Loosely referencing a Mayne Island farm, this painting of west coast fog  stirs our imagination. There is a sense that if we look away the fog will have enveloped the whole scene leaving us with only grey shadows of shapes. The distant ferry whistle might sound as it enters Active Pass and we will peer into the place that was visible only seconds before, waiting.

Farm In Fog 16 x 20 inch oil on gessobord by Terrill Welch 2013_11_05 157

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The painting is oil on gessobord with a two-inch wood cradle. No frame is necessary. The hanging wire is attached and it is ready to place on the wall.

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